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Buon Pranzo—Still at the Table

Encased in the lightest batter, then friend in extra virgin olive oil, la frittura di verdure is antipasto at its finest.

Encased in the lightest batter, then fried in extra virgin olive oil, la frittura di verdure is antipasto at its finest.

Now that we’ve finished the Sunday lunch first course, we’re settling in for the duration. We’re pleasantly full, but still captivated by what’s coming to the table. And still coming. An array of dishes has made its way to us and now we know that this is the moment when Pugliese cuisine really shines. Read more

Buon Pranzo!

One of the many star dishes in the Italian Sunday lunch constellation.

Pasta al forno, one of the many star dishes in the Italian Sunday lunch constellation.

Buon pranzo!” It’s the universal farewell pleasantry in Puglia during Saturday food shopping. It’s also appropriately shared when you run into friends early on Sunday, maybe at the bar when having a morning espresso. Sometimes it’s accompanied by a question about where you’re going or what you’ll be eating. Taken literally, buon pranzo means “good lunch,” but it’s really meant to acknowledge that Sunday lunch is around the corner, which is always an occasion for a greeting all its own. Read more

All Hail St. Martin

St. Martin as he gives his cloak to a beggar.

On November 11, St. Martin’s Day, ogni mosto diventa vino (every grape must turns into wine). All over winemaking Italy, St. Martin’s Day marks the moment that grape must becomes vino novello, or new, ready-to-drink wine. But since we live in Martina Franca, this particular saint’s day is a much bigger deal than just drinking fizzy new wine. Read more

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