The typical dishes of Pescara are based on natural products, such as olive oil, honey and the well-known lamb arrosticini . A traditional and much-appreciated product is the porchetta , that is the inside of the pig - without the entrails - slowly browned in the oven. Another typical dish is the sheep alla callara , seasoned with several herbs and cooked in a pot for hours.
Then, the little salami called salamelle del tratturo and a great variety of dairy products please gourmands from all over, thanks to the very old tradition of transhumance. The entire region also offers wonderful sheep's and goat's milk cheeses, both ranging from mild to strong.
And let's not forget other particular cheeses, such as the fior di latte , the fresh mozzarella, the scamorza , the caciocavallo, the pecorino and the caprino, made according to long-standing production methods.
There are also several kinds of bread and pasta: the bread al canestro , which rises wrapped in a cloth inside wicker baskets; the cuscinetto , a thin and rectangular bread; and the classic loaf .
The traditional pasta is made with spring water in bronze or handmade dies, and sometimes cut, . with lu carrature or alla mugnaia ; its traditional shapes are la sagne , ravioli , fregnacce and pappardelle .
The typical wines of the Province are: Montepulciano , Trebbiano , Cerasuolo and the Moscato di Castiglione from Casauria.
Studies have shown that the best way to roast nuts is at low temperature for a limited period of time. Another problem with roasted nuts is the formation of harmful chemicals during the roasting process. There is a chemical reaction called Maillard Reaction which is the reaction between amino acid asparagine and the natural sugar in the nuts. This happens when nuts are heated at high temperature and this is what gives them the brown colour. This reaction could also lead to the formation of Acrylamide which is a harmful substance. Though studies have shown that the amount of acrylamide found in roasted nuts is too less to have an impact on the human body, yet, in the long run, it could be harmful.