Here's a small list of Corsica's autumn delights. Fine palates will appreciate the quality of the products of an authentic land where the scents of chestnuts and citrus fruits mingle with the savoury sweetness of charcuterie, creamy cheeses, wines, and .liqueurs
The chestnut "a castagna" of course, the island's signature fruit, and the delicious marrons glacés made from October to December for the festive season.
The citron "l'alimea" is as good candied as it is eaten.
Recipe idea: gingerbread with chestnut flour and candied citron
The clementine "a mandarina", picked with its leaves on
Recipe idea: Clementine mousse
The fig "u ficu", as delicious fresh as in jam
Recipe idea: fig tart
The hazelnut "a nuciola" from Cervioni
Recipe idea: hazelnut biscuits with orange zest
The autumn honey “u mele” or "autumn maquis” honey, made mainly from arbutus trees
Recipe idea: Corsican honey aumônières
Wild boar "u cignale", the flavour of whose flesh comes from the extraordinary flora of the maquis