Italians fear of wind and why.

Did you know that the word for Malaria derives from the Medieval Italian term ‘mala aria’ literally meaning, bad air? Perhaps this is why the Italians dislike moving air so much. You will… Continue reading

Food and Wine Pairing: Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

What an honour and what a view! Brindisi War Memorial Tower

Coming in to land at Brindisi airport, I caught my first glimpse of the impressive War Memorial Tower. It stood tall and proud over the harbour, and I could see the Virgin Mary… Continue reading

Cooking like a local: Pugliese Style! – Going Solo!

Who would have thought it? Asparagus and eggs! It sounds like a crazy combination but it works! Giuseppe, a good friend of mine, cultivates asparagus on a large scale and gave me a… Continue reading

Octoberfest in May? – Anything is possible in Puglia!

Macondo Birreria Location Via Bari 48 72017 Ostuni Phone 339 889 9919

Better than s*x!!!…..Well almost!

Whilst taking in the warm Puglian spring sunshine, and catching up with a few girlfriends over an antipasti lunch, all washed down with some local Puglian wine, I was introduced to an orgasmic… Continue reading

Free Jazz Festival and much more! – Alberobello

Alberobello will be celebrating two fantastic events back-to-back over 4 days, starting 30th April. The first event is to celebrate the 2nd edition of UNESCO IN JAZZ FESTIVAL, an international festival devoted to… Continue reading

Free Music Festival! – Bari 30th April 2015

‘Premiomaggio’ Returns this year 30th April, with an amazing cast. Line-up APPALOOSA PAUL BENVEGNU BUD SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION FAST AND SLOW KIDS ANIMALS FLOWERS OR Razorwire POST – CSI + Creative Zone and… Continue reading

Puglian Beaches make Top 10 List!

The Guardian recently posted an article in their newspaper about the lesser known, but spectacular beaches from all over the world, and Torre Lapillo Bay, Puglia, made their Top 10 List! This is… Continue reading

Cooking like a local: Pugliese Style! – All things Cardoncelli

This week’s seasonal dishes are based on cardoncelli mushrooms, which are a flat based mushrooms from the Puglia region. Last time I cooked with cardoncelli mushrooms, there wasn’t much left of them after… Continue reading