Category Archive: Culture and Traditions

Judging an Advanced Culinary Art Course: Oh, what fun!

It was a great honour to be invited to judge an advanced culinary art competition at the 4 Star Ostuni Palace Hotel, in Ostuni the other night. And it was a lot of… Continue reading

Enogastronomic Event: 4th March 2016

Puglian Pleasures are teaming-up with Corso Vittorio Veneto, in San Michele Salentino, to offer a night of enogastronomic delights. From their creative kitchen, you will sample 3 local Salento courses, paired  with the… Continue reading

Alberobello in Festive Lights! 5th Dec – 6th Jan

ALBEROBELLO LIGHT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FOR UNITY – LIGHT FOR PEACE Peace and solidarity for the victims of terrorism is the theme of the second Christmas editionn2015/16 Alberobello, December 5th 2015 – January 6th… Continue reading

Review of Puglian Pleasures Wine Tour: By Let’s go to Puglia!

This year I had the pleasure to meet the founders of Let’s go to Puglia and several of their guests as they joined us for our Puglian Pleasures wine tour. This is their… Continue reading

A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: November 2015

‘Olives are ready for harvesting’ was the voice in the air. Tractors of all ages, strange shaped trailers loaded with plastic containers, nets, floor hoovers, etc, were mobilised all over the Puglian countryside.… Continue reading

Cooking Like a Local: Pugliese Style! – All Things Squash

Keeping with tradition and using only fresh local ingredients, this week’s ‘cooking like a local’ makes some great tasty dishes using the humble squash, which in my opinion is under used and under… Continue reading

Olive Oil: It’s in their blood

The once quite Puglian countryside, is now alive with the satisfying sounds of olives dropping to the ground (albeit with a little help!) and the sound of tractors up and down the lanes,… Continue reading

Impromptu Pleasures on an Autumn Evening

The autumn nights draw in early in Puglia, by 5pm it’s already dark which makes it all too easy to stay in by the cosy fire with a glass of red to warm… Continue reading

Festival of San Martino: Chestnuts and Wine

Festivities for San Martino arrived earlier than normal this year in Carovigno, when Articolo 1 pub decided to get the party started on 6th November. The evening kicked off with Folk music and… Continue reading

Wine Travel Destination: Puglia, Italy

This magical wine destination is a thin peninsula packed tight with stunning beauty and surrounded by some of the bluest waters in Europe. Flanked by two seas, magical Puglia is a thin peninsula… Continue reading