This year at Puglia Holiday villas we have added homemade ice cream to the welcome basket that awaits guests arriving at Casa Mare or Villa Rosa in the Salento, Puglia. I make the ice cream without a machine. I have tried several recipes before finally coming up with a recipe that works well with the…
In Puglia, you can find Farmers’ Markets just about every day. Share some of our Puglia Recipes. Traditional Puglia recipes in the Cucina Povera style of southern Italy. Recipes using the fresh produce of Puglia. Think lemons, figs, peppers, fava beans, grapes, tomatoes … the list is endless.
Puglia has been called the “Breadbasket of Italy”. Providing much of Europe’s pasta, most of Italy’s fish and of course the wonderful wine. Locals cook with seasonal produce. When we first moved to Puglia we couldn’t buy out of season produce. Not a bad thing, think no or few food miles. Things have changed and more fresh produce is imported and readily available almost anytime in the large supermarkets. The locals still cook with what is readily available locally. We try to do the same.
Small supermarkets and fruit and veg shops still generally sell what is produced locally in season. You can find a local farmers’ market just about every day of the week. Market stalls piled high with fresh veg, fruit. Beautiful cheeses and meats. Fish shops are everywhere, featuring the catch of the day.