Monthly Archives: March 2015

Polpette Di Melanzane, a delicious alternative to meatballs!

Eggplants have quite a meaty texture and make a delicious vegetarian alternative to meatballs. This recipe came about in Italy when meat was scarce or could not be eaten during religious events, like Lent. Continue reading


Polpi in Umido or Stewed Octopus!

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I often search for authentic recipes that are simple and delicious. Polpi in Umido (stewed octopus) originates from Bari, Puglia. Yes lately I have been quite attached to this region, I guess it’s because there are so many recipes from Puglia with simple ingredients. Plus there is always a star ingredient that dazzles a dish. In this Continue reading

I dream of Puglia with a rice and mussel tiella!

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There are many versions of the Italian tiella, which like paella or cataplana is named after the vessel it is made in. The recipe originated in Bari, the capital of Puglia. Bari overlooks the Adriatic Sea and was once an important Roman settlement, which connected the empire with the east.

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This is another one pot wonder, that’s made to be shared and devoured with friends or family. As the name Continue reading

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