Cardoncelli mushrooms: Possibly not an aphrodisiac but delicious nonetheless

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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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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