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Salento’s fish soup, let’s learn how to cook “Lu quataru”

24 Mar

The philosophy behind this dish is to cook fish that fishermen could no longer sell because damaged by fishing nets. Far from being a “recovery” meal, today “lu quataru” is the most requested dish in the restaurants of the Ionian coast. Try to do it at home with this recipe!

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Peppers with breadcrumbs, the recipe for a delicious side dish

17 Mar

Seasoned with breadcrumbs, peppers are a tasty side dish made with vegetables that are well suited to any type of meal. It is a recipe of the rural tradition of Salento. Here they are some tips on how to cook this dish.

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A specialty of Salento: the recipe of horse meat with tomato sauce

10 Mar

If you are a true expert of meat dishes, you can’t help tasting the horse meat with tomato sauce, a precious dish of Salento’s tradition. It takes a few hours for the preparation, but in the end the result will repay the wait… Have a good meal!

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Rice, potatoes and mussels, here’s how to cook the tajeddha

3 Mar

The tajeddha is a dish that combines the taste of the sea (with mussels) to that of the earth (with potatoes) in a harmonious and simple way. The dish owes its name to the pan (tajeddha, in dialect) in which the ingredients are placed and then put in the oven. Here is the recipe in a few steps.

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The snails of Salento, the recipe of “municeddhi”

24 Feb

If you believe that the French are the only ones to cook and eat snails, you are wrong! In Salento “municeddhi”(snails) are a traditional dish cooked in various ways (roasted or in a pan).

In Cannole (near Otranto), every summer, there is one of the oldest and most famous festival of Salento dedicated to snails. In the recipe that we introduce here, we show you how to cook the municeddhi in a pan with a delicious sauce.

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The king among the dishes of Sundays, the recipe of the “Sagne ‘ncannulate”

17 Feb

There is no Sunday without a dish of Sagne ‘ncannulate, the fresh pasta par excellence of Salento. Seasoned with tomato sauce and cacio ricotta of Salento, also in the hot variant (ricotta scante), this dish is one of the typical things to try when you are in Salento. Here it is the recipe.

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The most famous dessert of Salento, here it is the recipe of pasticciotto

10 Feb

Pasticciotto is a classic in Salento’s breakfast and lately it is getting more and more famous not only in Salento. With its oval shape, pasticciotto is made up of short pastry with a heart of custard.

Knowing how to prepare it at home will give you a considerable advantage in the popularity index of friends and relatives ;). Follow the recipe!

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Countryside chicory: a must of Salento’s cuisine, from the harvest to the table

3 Feb

One of the most important products of this land, the chicories are not a simple side dish. Behind the dish, in fact, there is a tradition that goes from looking for the various types of chicory (“lu zangune” is one of the most famous) in Salento’s countryside, to the harvest, in the rainy months (from November to March).

The harvest needs a precise method: the plants are not tear off the ground, but they are cut off from the root with a knife, in order to make them grow faster. Here, you will find the way to cook the chicory and to make this Salento dish really special!

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Fried eggplants seasoned with tomato sauce and mozzarella, who doesn’t love parmigiana?

16 Dic

The origin of this dish is still uncertain, some attribute it to Sicily, others to Campania or to the city of Parma. What is certain is that Parmigiana has fully taken part into the cooking tradition of Salento. Here is the recipe of our version! 😉

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A classic of Salento’s cuisine, the recipe of “Orecchiette con le cime di rapa”

9 Dic

It is the most rappresentative dish of Puglia. The secret lies in the quality of the turnips and in the particularity of the pasta, the orecchiette. Here it is, in a few simple steps, the recipe for making a unique dish.

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