Normally I do not need a taralli recipe as I have almost always a bag in store. Still, I enjoy making them myself on rare occasions, when I am far away from the Puglian bakeries.
In Puglia the ring shaped crackers are sold in a great variety of sizes and flavours. There is even a sweet version of this ancient snack made from the local abundance of olive oil, white wine and flour. Elderly people still use the saying “E finito tutto a tarallucci e vino”, when a dispute has been settled amicably. And there are special taralli to celebrate particular feasts and saints like the “Occhi di Santa Lucia”.