Eat Puglia | Queer As Food

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Queer As Food | The Puglia Guys. It’s not just Puglia’s gay beaches that makes Puglia Italy’s favorite gay summer destination for LGBT travel. The Puglia region of Italy is also one of Italy’s best foodie destinations. That’s why we are Queer As Food

Our region has always been a land of passage and a gateway to other cultures. Long before tourists invaded, Puglia was conquered by the Greeks, Romans, and Ostrogoths. By the Byzantine Empire, Normans, Aragonese, and the French. 

Many of their influences are seen today. In our architecture, local dialects (in some places more widely spoken than Italian) and, most significantly, in Puglia’s cuisine.

Food is an integral part of Puglia’s identity.

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We are Italy’s biggest producer of olive oil. Around 40% of Italian olive oil comes from Puglia. We are Italy’s 2nd largest wine producing region, known for rich, full bodied reds. And we gave the world burrata…

Our tradition of la cucina povera (“peasant food”) serves up simple but inventive dishes using seasonal, locally produced, fresh and flavorful ingredients. Most dishes use only a few ingredients and very little goes to waste. Humble and frugal, the end result is much more than the sum of its ingredients.

#EatPuglia and enjoy Puglia’s best dishes, streetfood, and regional produce. Buon appetito.

Podicola beef from Altamura, Puglia. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel
Podolica | Altamura
Fresh fish grill, Miramare da Michele restaurant, Torre Santa Sabina Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel
Grigliata mista di pesce | T. Santa Sabina
Spaghetto e ai frutti di Mare fresh from Vieste’s port. Pizza with local seasonal toppings, Luppolo & Farina restaurant, Latiano. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Spaghettone ai frutti di mare | Vieste
Giuncata cheese, a local speciality cheese made fresh and bought from our local cheese shop. Lanzilotti, Carovigno. Pizza with local seasonal toppings, Luppolo & Farina restaurant, Latiano. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Giuncata pugliese | Carovigno
Pizza with local seasonal toppings, Luppolo & Farina restaurant, Latiano. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Pizza with seasonal produce | Latiano
Parmigiana, homemade. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Parmigiana | homemade
Artichoke on sale at Ostuni’s Saturday market. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Artichoke | Ostuni market
Catch of the day at Trani port. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Catch of the day | Fish market, Trani
Spaghetti alle vongole, Gallipoli. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Spaghetti alle vongole | Gallipoli
Cozze (mussels), Torre dell’Orso.Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Cozze (mussels) | Torre dell’Orso
Pizza with local seasonal toppings, Luppolo & Farina restaurant, Latiano. Puglia by food. A virtual tour of Puglia’s best food, dishes, restaurants. Puglia is one of Italy’s top foodie destinations | Photo © the Puglia Guys for the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia guides to gay Puglia, Italy’s top gay summer destination for LGBT travel.
Pizza Napoli | Latiano

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