Pasquale Tarallo was born on October 7, 1976, in Como, but lives in Agnone Cilento where his restaurant is located. His father Giuseppe, from Agnone, was president of Parco Nazionale del Cilento, Vallo di Diano e Alburni. Pasquale, with a career as a lawyer behind him, today deals with catering at 360 degrees. In 2006 he opened the “Paisà”; born as a small place where you can nibble on something while listening to music, it immediately stood out for the high quality of the products, such as the cacioricotta cheese, extra virgin olive oil, beans from Controne, and local fish. But his story in the world of gastronomy has two inspiring muses: his grandmothers, the ones who educated him in the knowledge and values of the Mediterranean Diet.

Interiew by: Rossella Galletti
Video by: Rossella Galletti, Mariangela Bianco, Marco Bottigliero
Video Editing by: Antonio Puzzi
Document by: Monica Cirillo, Rossella Galletti
Subtitle ita/eng by: Marco Bottigliero, Francesca Magnani
Translation by: Monica Cirillo, Francesca Magnani
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Realized: 11/2022

Pasquale Tarallo

Pasquale Tarallo

Year: 7-10-1976
City: Como
Education: Degree
Profession: Restaurateur
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

0:35 From lawyer to restaurateur
1:08 The story of the Paisà
2:37 From generation to generation
4:45 Dad's "scented dishes".
4:49 The "garden spaghetti"
5:21 Chili pepper, not just in the kitchen
6:12 The cacioricotta
7:22 The menu is based on local fish
7:59 Eggplant and grandmother's memories
8:22 Cooking is a passion
8:30 The essential is given by extra virgin olive oil
10:32 Not just the sea
11:04 The Mediterranean Diet as a tool for local development
11:22 Defend and enhance the territories
12.50 My Mediterranean cuisine
13:35 The bread ritual, a special moment
13:52 Caselle in Pittari: an example of political-social experiments
14:25 Luckily there is the wine
15:03 At the beginning it was red wine

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Agnone Cilento (SA)
Altitude: 20 m

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