Food tasting in Trieste
The cuisine in Trieste is rich and varied, due to Austrian, Venetian and Friulian influences.
Typical dishes are: jota, a soup made with white cabbage, beans, pork and potatoes; zuf, a polenta dish; many kinds of risotto; gnochi de pan (bread dumplings) and gnochi de susini (prune dumplings).
In the seafood and shellfish category are the granseola alla Triestina (with spider crab) is rather famous.
The gastronomy of the inland Carso is characterized by stronger flavors: cheese, sausages with sauerkraut and pork shank, and oven-baked ham.
Desserts (mostly deriving from Austrian and Slovenian tradition) include favorites like presnitz, a pastry filled with dried fruits; strucolo, apple strudel; the pinza, sweet pizza; and gubana, Easter bread.
The typical wines of the Carso area, such as Terrano, Malvasia and Refosco, are excellent.