Tag Archive: Italian Culture

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

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

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

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

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

Everything but the kitchen sink!

Summer is in full swing here to in Puglia and temperatures are rising towards 40°C, humidity is also on the rise and I’m melting! So, there is only one thing for it, the… Continue reading