Vincenzo Durazzo, born in Castellabate on November 18, 1954, is the owner of the K restaurant in San Marco di Castellabate.

The K restaurant is dedicated to Ancel Keys, the man of the Mediterranean Diet, the lord of the K-ration during the Second World War.

That of the K restaurant is a genuine cuisine, based on fresh and seasonal products. Anchovies are one of the ingredients that can not be missing because they are the symbol of the area and its tradition. When Vincenzo was a kid, Castellabate’s fleet of cianciole was known throughout Italy, and they flocked there from every corner of the country to buy anchovies; since there were plenty of them, he always managed to get a fair amount to take to the countryside and exchange for the farmers’ fresh seasonal produce. Extra virgin olive oil, oily fish, legumes, and pasta, basic foods of the Mediterranean diet, are also the foundations of the cuisine of his restaurant, typical and at the same time open to innovation.

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

Vincenzo Durazzo

Vincenzo Durazzo

Year: 18-11-1954
City: Castellabate
Education: Diploma alberghiero
Language: Italian

Video table of contents

0:28 The K Restaurant
0:58 Ancel Kyes and Cilento
2:40 Traditional cuisine
3:04 The anchovies
3:25 Pasta with anchovies
4:10 The most famous cianciola in Italy
5:00 Extra virgin olive oil, blue fish, legumes and pasta
5.54 Vegetable garden and composting
6:15 The slow way of life of the Cilento people
6:37 Mediterranean Diet, a healthy way of life
7:57 The menu of the Mediterranean Diet
8:23 Bread, the first course
8:49 Every oil is a choice

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
Città: Castellabate (SA)
Altitude: 289 m

Links and attachements

A. Keys (con Margaret), How to eat well and stay well the Mediterranean way, 1975.
M. Niola, E. Moro, I segreti della dieta mediterranea. Mangiare bene e stare bene, 2020.

Papa hat keinen Plan, regia di Matthias Steurer, 2019.
Benvenuti al Sud, regia di Luca Miniero, 2010.