Friday, February 25, 2011

Top 5 Puglian Recipes

Italian cuisine is famous around the world for simple, fresh ingredients and lovingly prepared home-cooked meals. But did you know that what you consider "Italian" food might only be one version, eaten in only one particular area of the country? Regional variety is what makes the Italian take on the Mediterranean diet even more exciting. While you can get pizza from the tip to the toe of the peninsula, the local definition of "pizza" may vary from place to place.

Wondering what we eat down here in the heel of the boot? In an article for Charming Italy I choose the 5 recipes I think most clearly identify Puglian cooking and give you the recipes!

Orecchiette con le cime di rape (Orecchiette Pasta with Rabe Broccoli)

  • Patate, riso e cozze (Potatoes, Rice and Mussels)

  • Braciole (Meat Rolls in Tomato Sauce)

  • Fave e cicorie (Fava Bean Puree and Chicory Greens)

  • Bari Focaccia (Pizza Bread)
  • Follow this link to discover all  the recipes in my article! 


Morgan said...

Thanks for stopping by Snapshots ... but I think I have more to learn from you! Hope the timbale has even a hint of authenticity :)

Unknown said...

My husband looked over my shoulder as I was reading this post and asked "Where's this? Ah puglia! Of course, look at the orecchiette."
I think that's your case in point.

Unknown said...

These all look amazing. And you made them all? Very impressive!!!!

Saretta said...

Morgan, oh don't worry about that! I can hardly wait to try your recipe!

Fa L'Americana - exactly! :-)

Lost in Sicily - well, I have made all of these recipes many times, but these photos are not mine. I've been having a lot of trouble with my adsl line (as I do every time it rains!) and it was such a giant effort to get that post up that I couldn't face also linking all the photo credits!

Emma said...

My mother-in-law makes them all and they all taste delicious!

Maribelous said...

It all looks wonderful! I love to learn (as well as eat) all the different regional specialties so i will be trying your recipes.


Maribelous said...

Thanks for the post AND recipes, these all look fantastic! I hope I'll be able to re-create them at home in Bologna - you know that Italians believe that regional food tastes best in that region!

Unknown said...

Saretta those food photos are making my mouth water. Oh how I love pasta and wish that it loved me back. I don't think it likes me so it punishes me by packing on the pounds when I eat it. haha. I am finding it hard to balance my real life obligations with my passion for blogging too. My husband just told me the other night he wants me to spend more time with him instead of the computer, oops. So I definitely need to learn how to manage my time better, and soon. Thanks for sharing over on my blog. I look forward to going through your posts.