Spetzofai, is the famous traditional dish of the Magnesia, made out of fresh tomatoes, peppers, sausage, spices and aromatic plants.
The area is known for its excellent produce and traditional specialties which are famous among gastronomes. One of the famous is spetzofai, a traditional dish of the Magnesia region. The dish is made out of fresh tomatoes, peppers and spicy sausage, spices and aromatic plants and traditionally, this sausage stew is spicy. Usually farm families or small companies make their own sausage and sell them in the local taverns which they made the dish. This dish suits colder temps more than in the summer, is combined with red wine and it is very famous among the visitors of the area.
Local Cooperations and Associations of farmers and Women
It is an open secret that the region is not renowned only for its unmatched beauty, but also for the delicious and original flavours of its fruit, herbs, traditional recipes and preserves. The cuisine of region is every bit as rich as the natural landscape. All the traditional recipes, from pies to spetzofai (a local dish made of fresh tomatoes, peppers and sausage) are made using age-old culinary secrets. Among the most famous products of the region are the apples, pears and cherries of Pilion, the aromatic herbs and the thousands of olive trees which are renowned for their quality. The local women cooperatives make such excellent preserved produce - chestnuts, apples, roses, aubergines, quince, etc.
Today spetzofai and the local cuisine among with the local products, are included to all tourist guides of the region contributing with an important amount to the local income. All these can be promoted and included in travel packages giving more development chances to the area.