Fabulous foodie adventure in Puglia
Some exciting news – working with renowned travel company Etruscan Pleasures (Italia) Ltd and Cathay Pacific, I am leading a small group to Italy next May for a foodie adventure. Come and see Puglia with me!
Puglia is right down in the ‘heel’ of Italy. It’s not so widely travelled, though it should be, with heaps of interesting things to discover that don’t often turn up under the universal umbrella of ‘Italian’ cuisine. In many ways it is the food bowl of Italy, providing vast quantities of wheat, olive oil and wine. Pasta and breads are some of the best you’ll find in Italy. Vegetables and wild herbs flourish in the fertile soils, and with a massive 800 kilometres of coastline, the seafood is magnificently fresh. Then there are the cheeses! And the wines! The cuisine epitomises the acclaimed healthy Mediterranean diet – based on superb olive oil, a huge variety of vegetables, including wild greens and herbs not seen elsewhere. The inventiveness of local cooks is astounding.
This will be a fabulous 9 days, getting off the beaten tourist track, leaving those big tourist buses to do what big tourist buses do (follow each other around like sheep), meeting the locals and eating with them, eating the real Pugliese food.
This is designed for a small group of only 14 people, enabling you to be fully immersed in the culture of Puglia and experience life as a local.
I’m only talking food here, but Puglia has so much more to offer with beautiful Gothic churches, Art Nouveau buildings, Rococo balconies and gorgeous Baroque towns to visit. You’ll come away enriched and with wonderful memories to last a lifetime.
For all enquiries come direct to me in the first instance:
And an itinerary will be sent by email.