Most traditional South Tyrolean recipes are made with just a few simple ingredients. Bacon dumplings Speckknödel), for example, is a typical peasant dish prepared with the few ingredients that poor farmers could afford at that time: flour, bread, onions, eggs, milk and bacon.
However, even before the twentieth century the alpine cuisine of the mountains had already started to absorb Mediterranean influences. The cuisine in and around Lana began to include fresh pasta or polenta dishes in the menu. Today, traditional Italian specialties form part of modern South Tyrolean cuisine. Here are some typical South Tyrolean recipes from Lana and Environs to try out at home.