Cooking classes in Puglia (The Apulian Cuisine)
If you choose our Italian language and cooking classes in Puglia you will discover the typical dishes of Italian and Apulian cuisine like the home-made pasta. The Italian language and cooking classes in Puglia is designed for students who wish to combine Italian language and food culture
The Apulian cuisine, a unique cuisine
The “Italian language and cooking class in Italy” is the best occasion for sampling the products of a unique cuisine. These and many more dishes are served in the “putèe”, the typical Apulian restaurants where the traditions of popular cuisine are preserved. The Apulian dishes are surprising: home-made pasta, cakes with honey and accompanied with fried fish, a complex, dried salted cod sauce, round bread rolls with mysterious insignia, pod-shaped honey cakes that allude to ancient Egyptian divinities.
All of these dishes have borrowed directly from cultures of the Mediterranean Basin and beyond, attesting to Apulia’s role as the meeting point of the most ancient of civilizations.
Apulian gastronomy: an old cultural tradition
The province of Lecce has, without a doubt, a Mediterranean look about it. Its hot climate and vicinity to the sea, added to being so far south, are ideal for the growth of “weed” and olive trees. The entire territory is covered with olive groves, from which the delicious Pugliese olive oil is pressed. In many parts the rows of olive trees are alternated with large vineyards; vine-growing provides one of the area’s main sources of income. The wines produced in this region are full of body and are particularly suitable for making vermouth. The wine and the olive-oil are two foundamental components of the Salentine cuisine.