The swamplands have always provided a happy home for legions of eels and frogs, and it was these creatures that traditionally formed the delta’s staple diet. Frogs were eaten in any number of ways; eels were frequently salt-cured rather like pršut and stacked in large oak barrels, which were then exported throughout the Mediterranean as a delicacy. The 20th century decline of the swamp and the growing focus on fruit-growing has led to a shrinking of the habitat for frogs and eels, and a change in the local diet – nowadays the swamp creatures are considered delicacies rather than daily staples.
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