Tag Archive: Salento

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

Octoberfest in May? – Anything is possible in Puglia!

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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

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

Spritz Time!

Spring is in the air, the big black puffer jackets that the Italians seem to favour, are off, and there is a sense that summer isn’t far away now. So, time for an… Continue reading

Cooking like a local: Pugliese Style – Polipo al Sugo

Those who know me well, know I’m allergic to everything that once swam in the sea. So, when Angela suggested ‘Polipo al sugo’, Octopus in a tomato sauce, for our next cookery lesson,… Continue reading

Snowy Salento

The Salento region of Puglia is usually associated with sunshine, wine and beautiful beaches but the past few days, it has been covered with about 20cm of soft, powdery snow. Snowy Salento is… Continue reading