Marche, or Le Marche, is still relatively unknown amongst travellers but if you’re a foodie then it’s definitely worth making the journey to this beautiful and often overlooked part of Italy.
Every village in Le Marche will have its culinary traditions so it’s quite difficult to settle on which dishes, if any, are typical of Le Marche. The cuisine on offer will change very much as the landscape changes. Inland from the beautiful Adriatic coast you will find rich pasta dishes such as vincisgrassi and the grilled meats to which the Marchigiani are so partial. As you get closer to the beautiful Adriatic coast you will find brodetto, the delicious seafood stew or moscioli (wild mussels). The one food you’re likely to find all over Le Marche is olive all’ascolane (olives stuffed with meat, dipped in breadcrumbs) and then deep-fried.