Tag: 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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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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Grecale | I muri di casa

Puglia has a rich and ancient musical heritage. The musical legacy of the Salento and its Greek origins are particularly strong (in the Grecia Salentina southern part of Salento ancient Greek is still spoken). This is the pizzica, named after the pizzicata – meaning the woman bitten by the spider. The obsessive rhythm of the taranta […]

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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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Visiting Puglia | useful information

Continuing our posts on the subject of useful information for travellers coming to Puglia on holiday. We’ve shared our thoughts on driving in Puglia, about Italy’s currency and changing money before you get here, and the documentation foreign nationals require for entry to Italy.

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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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