Tag Archive: Italian blogs

Step back in time to relax and unwind: Masseria Cappella

Driving through the Valle D’Itria in Puglia, is always a pleasurable experience but this day was particularly beautiful. The bright blue sky was interspersed with fluffy white clouds, the rolling hills were scattered… Continue reading

Rosso Velluto: Vox Popvli Food and Wine Event

Vox Popvli may not sound like your typical Puglian restaurant but that’s because it isn’t. Owners Stefano Suma and Pia Urso (husband and wife) have travelled the world, experiencing an array of culinary… 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

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

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

Passion for Pasta

We all know how passionate Italians are about pasta and how particular they are about which pasta shape must go with which sauce (I’m sure they’d be horrified to learn that I often… Continue reading

Divingusto: Wine, Food and Wellness Festival

June 26th – 28th 2015, Masseria Mangiato – Martina Franca (Taranto – Italy) There’s a region in Italy where local wine and food has stood the test of time, and tradition and culture… Continue reading

For the love of coffee!

We all know Italians love their coffee but I was surprised to find out that we (Brits) actually drink far more coffee than our Italian Friends. In fact, generally speaking, they only drink… Continue reading

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

Le Rezze of San Vito Dei Normanni, Puglia.

The day had arrived, I finally found my dream home in Southern Italy! Full of excitement I decided to explore the town and the community that I had just bought into. Meandering through… Continue reading