traditions

Traditions of Puglia and Southern Italy

Italian Easter food traditions: egg in the bread recipe

In Puglia we have many traditional foods that are only prepared during the Easter week. And each Italian region has different Easter food traditions. What we like about about our Easter recipes is that they are simple and made with very local and seasonal ingredients. One of the most traditional [...]

Best thing to do in Puglia: learn about the culture of olive oil

Guests who attend our culinary and wine tours in Puglia often tell us how impressed they are with the architecture and beauty of Lecce and whole Salento (the county of Lecce). The usual comment is: "we did not expect all this magnificence!" Beauty is everywhere: from Lecce's wonderfully decorated baroque [...]

Video: how to make handmade orecchiette pasta from Puglia Italy

Today was market day in Lecce! So I went to the market (the one where locals go) and met my producer friends who gave me their super sweet tomatoes, basil plants, dried oregano, broccoli rabe and delicious cacioricotta cheese. Therefore, with all these beautiful ingredients I decide to make handmade [...]