Tag Archive: Italian food

Cooking with Mamma

Want to learn how to cook real authentic Puglian food? Who best to teach you than an Italian Mamma who has learnt the family secret recipes which have been handed down from Mamma… Continue reading

Cultural Differences: Italian v English

Being a British expat living ‘la dolce vita’ in Italy, I see many cultural differences between the two countries, so I thought I’d share some of my observations with you! When an Italian… Continue reading

Vox Popvli Restaurant, Céglie Messápica

Situated on the outskirts of the historical centre of Cèglie Messàpica, this beautiful restaurant is the perfect place to dine throughout the year. Inside, the star vaulted ceilings are not only beautiful to… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

Relex and Unwind: Wine and Food Pairing

Puglian Pleasures are pleased to announce their latest wine tasting event at Spirito di Vino in San Vito Dei Normanni, featuring award winning wines from Schiena Vini, paired with local cuisine. Presented by… 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