Category: Food and Drink

Puglia by cake | the Easter trinity

Puglia by cake | the Easter trinity Life in Puglia is seasonal. What we do, what we eat – and that includes cakes and pastries. We can tell where we are in the calendar year with a trip to the baker. Holy Week starts with messages on our phone from family and friends wishing us […]

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Ornellechiette – Puglia’s pasta tribute to Italian music legend

Ornellechiette – Puglia’s pasta tribute to Italian music legend In an exciting initiative Regione Puglia’s department for tourism and culture have announced the launch of a limited edition range of regional food products for 2021. In a statement issued this morning Michele Emiliano the region’s President announced: “Food is an integral part of Puglia’s identity. […]

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Puglia by cake | Zeppole di San Giuseppe

Father’s Day in Italy always falls on la festa di San Guiseppe – St. Joseph’s Day – 19 March. We celebrate with cakes of course. Zeppole di San Giuseppe. Made using a soft choux pastry, baked and then fried according to the original recipe although you can just bake them. Once cool they are filled with crema pasticciera (crème […]

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Puglia’s sagre food festivals

Sagre food festivals celebrate the Pugliese spirit. These communal feasts are vibrant, welcoming occasions. You will eat well, side by side with neighbours and with strangers. There is no better way to get to the heart – and to understand the importance – of our regional cooking.

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Puglia Know How | Eating Out

Food is an integral part of Puglia’s identity. No matter where you are in in our region, good food is easy to find. #WeAreInPuglia #OurPugliaOurHome Come and join us. The best of Puglia on a plate Puglia has become famous internationally for its stunning beaches, rolling olive groves, medieval white towns and wonderful food. Our […]

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New Podcast Episode | Three Weeks in Puglia part 2

Greg and Andrea live in northern Italy, but spent three weeks travelling around our region. In the second of a two part podcast we pick up with them in Santa Maria di Leuca as they head back up the Ionian coast. For part 1 click here. They are effusive in their praise for Puglia and […]

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Food recommendations for Puglia from the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia

New Podcast Episode | Three Weeks in Puglia

Greg and Andrea live in northern Italy, but spent three weeks travelling around our region. In the first of a two part podcast they take in Gargano, Imperial Puglia, Matera (in the neighbouring region of Basilicata), the Valle d’Itria and end up in Santa Maria di Leuca. They are effusive in their praise for Puglia […]

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Puglia Know How | seasonal Sasanelli

Food is an integral part of Puglia’s identity. No matter where you are in in our region, good food is easy to find. #WeAreInPuglia #OurPugliaOurHome Come and join us. The best of Puglia on a plate Puglia has become famous internationally for its stunning beaches, rolling olive groves, medieval white towns and wonderful food. Our […]

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Gay Puglia - the Big Gay Podcast from Puglia. Serving up Puglia’s finest food and destination recommendations.

Recipes from Puglia | pasta e cavolfiore (pasta and cauliflower)

You can be sure of eating well wherever you are in Puglia. There is no better way to get to the heart of Puglia than sampling some typical regional cuisine. Our blog includes some of our favourite Pugliese recipes for you to try at home. Why not take a little bit of Puglia back with […]

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Alberobello | Where to eat | QuantoBasta Pizza & Dessert

Awesome pizza (and Pugliese pucce) We visit Alberobello between 9 – 12 times over the summer months. One of the challenges is escaping the crowds in the UNESCO trulli zone meandering up the Monti and Aia Piccola districts. Restaurants are packed, and often cater to international tastes with hot dog and hamburger on the menu. […]

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