Hungry? Here there is a little selection of the best foods you may want to taste when coming in Salento.
Enjoy your meal!
Itria Valley is an area located in Puglia; it spreads in different provinces and is overlooked by the towns of Martina Franca, Locorotondo, Cisternino and Ceglie Messapica. The valley probably takes the name from the Madonna Odegitria (The Virgin Mary that shows the way), because a fresco portraying the Virgin was found in Martina Franca.
Welcome to Puglia: the land of olives, olive trees and olive oil. The question comes soon: how many types of olive oil exist?
A typical pugliese Christmas recipe from the Salento area are called Porcedduzzi. Their cooking is easy and traditional. Try this at home!
Christmas in Puglia can’t miss the Pettole.
The real origin of Pettole is their use for a Christmas treat, but they also are a way of using leftovers.
In this sense, the recipe for Orecchiette with turnip tops is considered both a poor and an exquisite dish of Pugliese cuisine.
In the Italian cuisine, the Orecchiette are placed in a leading position.
Their name comes from their shape, which reminds a small ear and the ability to make them by hands is a richness of old women and housewives.