Tag Archive: Italian Traditions

Pizzica in the Piazza: 22nd September 2016

Come and join us for a fabulous evening at Corso Vittorio Veneto, San Michele Salentino for ‘Pizzica in the Piazza’ from 9pm onwards. Summer is drawing to an end but we’re not letting… 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

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

Poetic, Passionate Plates of Puglian Cuisine: Masseria Il Frantoio

They say it’s not all about the food and ‘they’ may be right but at Masseria Il Frantoio, located near Ostuni, you will find passion and poetic stories, as Armando Balestrazzi (the owner),… 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

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

Boccon di Vino: Wine, Food and Cultural Event, Carovigno 31st July – 2nd August 2015.

Food, wine, culture and music; this annual event has it all! Set in the hilltop town of Carovigno, in the main Piazza near Castle Dentice di Frasso and surrounding streets, is where you’ll… 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

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