24 02, 2019

How to make the orecchiette with turnip tops from Puglia

2019-02-24T18:24:28+00:00February 24, 2019|Food & Wine, Puglia, Salento|0 Comments

Who comes to Puglia must eat the orecchiette with turnip tops, in Winter when it’s possible to find them in plenty everywhere. It’s easy to find peddlers who sell fresh turnip tops just picked from the field! The orecchiette with turnip tops compete for primacy with the fava beans puree within the pugliese cooking. I am going to introduce you my personal orecchiette with turnip tops recipe, from the South of the Puglia, where I [...]

18 11, 2018

10 Puglia dishes that you cannot miss

2018-11-18T13:19:45+00:00November 18, 2018|Food & Wine, Puglia, Salento|1 Comment

This post is a contribution from Made in Masseria and it’s all about Puglia dishes. Puglia is a region full of marvellous landscapes, breathtaking coastlines and beaches, centuries old olive tree forests and traditions that have roots in the most ancient of times. For years the region has become a desired destination for tourist all over the world. A region famous not only for its beautiful landscape but also and especially for the typical products [...]

27 11, 2017

Wines of Puglia, discovering the Susumaniello wine

2017-11-27T05:35:16+00:00November 27, 2017|Food & Wine, Puglia|0 Comments

Among the wines of Puglia there is one that is less known than the others: the Susumaniello. This post was written by my cousin the sommelier Cosimo Ricciato. In the last two-three years I was very pleased to find that Puglia, a region I know well also because I was born there (Salento) is also beginning to use pure autochthonous (1 - see at the end of this post) vines for the production of particularly [...]

26 06, 2017

Recipe for the Pignata Octopus of Puglia

2017-06-26T05:02:07+00:00June 26, 2017|Food & Wine, Puglia|0 Comments

The Pignata Octopus (Purpu a Pignata in local dialect) is a typical recipe in Puglia. The pignata is the terracotta container used for cooking it. Once it was done on the fire, today we have modern cookers and we do it in saucepans. But nothing prohibits you from cooking it old style if you have a terracotta container at home. Here's the recipe. Ingredients 1 Octopus | Cherry tomatoes | Parsley, Celery, Oregano, Extra virgin olive [...]

1 05, 2017

An iconic recipe of Salento: Ciceri e Tria

2017-05-01T05:53:34+00:00May 1, 2017|Food & Wine, Puglia|0 Comments

The Salento cuisine from the south of Puglia has very many dishes that recall ancient peasant culinary traditions. One of the most traditional recipies is without doubt Ciceri e tria (fried dough with chickpeas) a real gastronomical must if you find yourselves here in Salento on holiday. Usually, you can eat this dish in the typical inns of the Salento inland. When you are asking for this dish at a restaurant don't ever say fried [...]

21 12, 2016

The cartellate, typical Christmas pastries from Puglia

2016-12-21T05:59:46+00:00December 21, 2016|Food & Wine, Puglia|0 Comments

Puglia has many typical desserts and like all regions in Italy, it also has it's Christmas specialities. One of the most important and widespread in the whole region are the "cartellate". Their shape reminds us of a rose but tradition attributes a different symbolism to this pastry: some say that the shape of the cartellate are reminiscent of Baby Jesus' halo, others say that they remind us of the crown of thorns Jesus Christ wore [...]

12 12, 2016

Where to eat in Polignano: my favourite places

2016-12-12T05:37:13+00:00December 12, 2016|Food & Wine, Puglia, Where to eat|2 Comments

I live in Puglia, ok, but I can't know all the places in this marvellous region well. Every day I never stop learning new things. For example, I don't know the area of Polignano a Mare well. Some time ago I read a post about places to go and eat in Polignano written by Manuela Vitulli of Pensieri In Viaggio a local travel blogger that knows more about it than me and so I asked [...]

30 09, 2015

Top 3 half day negroamaro wine tours in Puglia

2015-09-30T09:53:57+00:00September 30, 2015|Food & Wine, Puglia, Travel tips, What to do|2 Comments

Only one of the many things to do in Puglia? Visiting a winery is a suggestion I strongly recommend if you are passionate about food and wine. Puglia is a land which is rich in wines, especially red and rosé wines. It is, in fact, the homeland, of two grape varieties, which are very important in southern Italy - Negroamaro and Primitivo. In this post I recommend 3 half-day mini-tours to discover an area famous [...]

13 09, 2015

Pescheria 3.0, where to eat fish in Torre Lapillo Bay

2015-09-13T06:12:44+00:00September 13, 2015|Food & Wine, Puglia, Where to eat|0 Comments

Looking for a place to eat in Torre Lapillo? Fish? Go to Pescheria 3.0, on the main street of Torre Lapillo just fifty meters from the office of our agency. A very beautiful place where you can buy fish to cook at home (perfect for barbecue lovers and we know there are many!) Or eat it directly at the shop: choose the one you like and get it cooked for you. At Pescheria 3.0 you [...]

7 03, 2015

Spaghetti or tonnarelli cacio e pepe recipe

2015-03-07T08:04:05+00:00March 7, 2015|Food & Wine, Rome|0 Comments

Once in Rome, you'll be going to see the sights, and take in the history and culture. OK, but remember that Rome, as well as being the capital as we have said, is also a capital of Italian gastronomy. And in this blog I also talk about Italian cuisine and recipes. One of Rome's most famous dishes is undoubtedly the pasta dish cacio e pepe. If you come to Rome it's an absolute must to [...]

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