Puglia Wines Deliver Quality and Extraordinary Value

The Italian wine region of Puglia is one that remains under the radar but represents extraordinary value as well as an opportunity for regional exploration beyond the usual suspects like Tuscany and Piedmont.… Continue reading

Puglia – Best travel destination as voted for by National Geographic!

Although I’m a little biased, I have to agree with the latest accolades coming from National Geographic. They have put together a list of ‘must-see’ travel hot spots for this year, and Puglia… Continue reading

The Bearded Brides of Grottaglie!

Grottaglie, located in the Taranto Province of Puglia, is famous for its ‘artigianale’ pottery, in particular: ‘Pumi’, bearded brides and household crockery! It is steep in history and tradition which dates back to… Continue reading

Who should I kiss? – Italian Greetings

This is how you greet an Italian!

Puglian Pleasures – A Sinful Satisfaction!

Puglia has many pleasures to satisfy the senses but as with most places around the world, it also has a more sinister side too! So this blog may be a little controversial! The… Continue reading

It’s Carnival Time! – Putignano Spettacolo!

This year I have to do it! The Putignano Carnival that is! Previous years, the weather hasn’t been so kind, so this event has eluded me. The Putignano Carnival is a major event… Continue reading

Real Neat Blog Award!

Well, I’m ecstatic! It has been 2 months since launching Puglian Pleasures, and I have been nominated for the ‘Real Neat Blog Award ‘. A big thanks goes to Kiwi Girl Attempting Italian… Continue reading

Puglian Pasta – Orecchiette

Every region in Italy has its own pasta shape and Orecchiette, is synonymous with Puglia. The word actually means small ears! Why? Because if you look close enough, its form resembles small ears!… Continue reading

Orecchiette con le Cime di Rape

Orecchiette con le Cime di Rape (with turnip tops) is the most popular dish in Puglia, especially in the province of Bari and Brindisi. The locals say that Cime di rape contains lot… Continue reading

You Bet!

Before moving to Italy I never thought of Italians as gamblers. So, I was surprised to see so many betting shops, cafĂ© bars and ‘Tabacchi’ (Tobacco shops) selling what seems like hundreds of… Continue reading