When autumn approaches, ‘one off’ stalls, selling mushrooms that people have collected, join the regular stalls in the market. Pride of place goes to the Cardoncello mushroom, which grows in the ‘Murgia’ area – the stony elevated plateau that occupies more or less the centre of Puglia. Continue reading
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An abundance of artichokes
Artichokes were almost certainly brought to Puglia by the Turks, and the first documented mention of their presence in the area relates to Otranto in the 1700s though it is possible they were cultivated much earlier; certainly they were grown … Continue reading
Puglia the ‘bread basket’ of Italy – part one: Pane d’Altamura, taralli, friselle, focaccia, panzerotti.
Puglia has been one of Italy’s main producers of durum wheat since Roman times. Different kinds of bread, focaccia, biscuits, cakes and fresh pasta made with durum wheat and water are an essential part of the Puglian diet. Many of … Continue reading