Buona Pasqua! Happy Easter from Puglia!

The scarcella, also known in some areas as scarcedda, is a typical Puglian Easter cake. Another dialect term (from the Brindisi region) is pupu cullovu which means baby with egg, which I thought… Continue reading

Antichi Sapori: An antiquity of Salento delights

Even on a cold, wintery day in Puglia, with a sprinkling of snow on the ground, there was still a very warm welcome from Antichi Sapori. Where Giusy was keen to welcome us… Continue reading

A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: February 2016

Written by guest blogger Richard Watkins. Wow, so much has happened in February to share with you. The highlights being: participating in the Venice Carnival, 25 year reunion with Amex colleagues and attending… Continue reading

Cooking Like a Local: Pugliese Style! – ‘A La Brace’

Written by guest blogger Maria Demkowicz Having cooked a traditional roast chicken, Yorkshires and trifle Sunday lunch for Italian friends I was invited for a return match the following week. With some trepidation… Continue reading

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

A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: January 2016

Written by Richard Watkins Belated welcome to 2016! January is a fairly quiet month, after the extravagance of Christmas and New Year, which we spent with about thirty friends, at a local restaurant,… Continue reading

New for 2016! Exculsive Wine Holidays in Puglia

Puglian Pleasures are excited to announce a new joint venture, ‘Hand Picked Puglia‘, working in collaboration with Masseria Giulio to provide wine lovers a unique holiday experience in the beautiful region of Puglia,… Continue reading

Puglian Pleasures Turns 1!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started writing this blog about Puglian Pleasures. Where has the time gone! First and foremost, I want to say a BIG thank you… Continue reading

A Sneaky Peek into Puglia: December 2015

Hello again from Puglia and a Merry Christmas to you all. Reference my previous blog. I have been asked what happens to the residue from the olive processing? Well, the pits (which are… Continue reading