This month Cicchetti Manchester’s ‘Giro d’Italia’ (tour of Italy) feature menu heads along the southern peninsula to Calabria. Spicy and clean, the trademark of Calabrian cuisine is pepperoncino a fiery chilli pepper, try it in Nduja, a hot pepperoncino spread already popular with our diners at Cicchetti. Find it in our authentic Calabrian chicken, yellow pepper and nduja sauce dish. For a taste of polla rossa – a sweet red onion from Tropea try the salted cod baked in a milk onion, topped with parmesan cheese. Calabrian figs also feature in our fried donuts with figs and honey dessert.