Le leggende sorrentine - By the way… of the pastiera
The Pastiera is a typical dessert of the Easter period that, according to the legend, it derives his/her origin from the gifts offered by the Neapolitans to the nymph Partenope that with his/her song it cheered them. They were select, in primis, ingredients that the earth partenopea offered and that they represented an alchemy of perfumes and unique tastes and that, above all they had in itself a consequential very strong simbologia from the affiliation to the animal and vegetable world,: the flour, the sugar the flowers of orange tree, the wheat, the spices and products derived by the milk as the ricotta and the eggs. In last they were assistant the spices that originated from the oriental countries and that they testified the multiculturalità of the inhabitants partenopei.
Partenope, happy to these gifts, offered them to the gods that they mixed them and they gave birth to born a dessert of it: the pastiera.