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What’s to Eat in Corsica?

  
Corsica is a beautiful French island south of Provence in the Mediterranean Sea. We took an overnight ferry/cruise ship there from Marseille. Magnificent mountains and hill towns envelope valleys, bands of goats, olive trees, cork trees, fragrant shrubby plants and vineyards. 

Historically the island indured constant invasions. It was governed by Pisa and Genoa and was finally given to France. Because of the invasions, the people moved to the interior of the island for refuge. Therefore they did not eat seafood! The traditional diet was and still is goats milk cheese, goat, wild boar, beef, pasta, olives, wine, bread and produce. Today there’s great seafood along the coastal towns!

  

 

Le Ranch in Occhiatana has wood fire pizza and roasted meats, typical Corse foods and home made desserts, plus a fantastic view!

 

Typical Corse lunch-goats milk cheese sprinkled with dried mountain thyme, cured wild boar and beef meats and fig jam.

  

Wood fire roasted veal chop covered with melted strong cheese 

   

Wood fire roasted lamb

 

Wood fire thin crust pizza

  

A liver sausage with figs 

 

Corse soup is a split pea like soup with beans and vegetables

   

Traditional wild boar stew with potatoes

 

Grilled beef steak with Roquefort cheese sauce. Much of this cheese is made from Corsican goats milk. The bacteria is added in Roquefort France.

   

Wild boar stew over pasta

  

Wild boar bacon, liver sausage, bread with melted goat cheese and a fried egg, a Corse lunch.

 

A crepe thin omelette with grated cheese and herbs

   

Spaghetti soaked in a rich seafood and meat sauce with gambas, a shrimp like shellfish

  

Calamari braised in a rich paprika sauce and the above spaghetti at L’Escale in Tizzano, on the sea

  

Wild boar in wine sauce with baked tomato 

Cigli or tiny lobsters with onions and baked tomato

  

Risotto with squid ink and lobster bites topped with gambas and a bubbly fish sauce 

  

A white fish over artichoke purée with a gamba and fish sauce 

  

A unique appetizer! Phyllo like rounds rolled around a piece of lobster, then fried and layered with lettuce and a saffron aoli dipping sauce

 

Voilà! Dining at Les Roches Rouges Hotel in Piana

  
U Castillè: A great eatery with a variety of venues in Bonifacio 

 
Sea view 

  
A pot full of mussels with lemon and white wine

 

St Pierre, a white fish with rice and a roasted red pepper sauce

Some fast foods from the patisseries  and delis

 

Sartenès specialty, pastry filled  with liver sausage 

  

Croque Monsieur, a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with melted cheese and goat cheese rounds on top

  

A sandwich with prosciutto and sliced cheese on ciabatta 

  
The best pastisserie in Cortè 

  

Soft bread with melted cheese on top, like a mini cheese pizza

  

Ham and cheese melted on a pastry cut in squares

  

Dry cheesecake that is not very sweet

  

The 3 Stars is an award winning pastisserie in Belgedere 

   

Strawberry tart from Belgedere

 
Brioche with local fresh goat cheese

 

  

Semi frozen dessert with strawberry sauce from Bonifacio

  

Dry cheesecake with no crust from Le Ranch in Occhiatano  

 
These  clementines grow all over Corsica. They make jams out of them and also from lemons and limes and sell them at the markets and shops

Corsica is a dramatically beautiful and earthy land. It’s a favorite!

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2 responses »

  1. Hi, Sounds like a gourmet’s paradise. Fabulous! Rose

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