In Brindisi, Food is a Feast
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In Brindisi, Food is a Feast

In Brindisi, Food is a Feast

In Italy, food is so much tied with culture, history and traditions that it’s impossible to understand the country without a culinary journey, and Brindisi makes no exception.

Delicious Mozzarella

Every region has its specialties, based on the local products and making for a wonderful variety of dishes, tastes and flavours. In Brindisi, and in all Puglia, food is a real feast. For the palate, but also for the eyes.

Bruschetta with Cherry Tomatoes

In this beautiful area of southern Italy, roughly corresponding to the heel of the boot-shaped country, they are proud of their legacy and they’re working a lot to keep it. Here, the Slow Food movement is very popular and it reflects on the excellent quality of the products. So it happened that much of my time in Brindisi revolved around local food and dishes.

Taralli

As simple as it might sound, bruschetta with cherry tomatoes can be a real delicacy. It’s all in the ingredients: good bread, perfectly ripen tomatoes, high-quality extra-virgin olive oil and a few rosemary or oregano twigs.

Delicate Ricotta

Merely looking at the cheese made me drool and when I tasted it I felt like in paradise. Forget the unprepossessing industrial versions of mozzarella or ricotta cheese, in Brindisi and all Puglia region you’ll discover the real thing and another world.

 Stuffed Focaccia

Albeit a good amount of industrial food, as well as bare junk food, has become widespread in Italian supermarkets, biological and Slow Food products are getting increasingly popular. This is an amazing opportunity for small local producers and farmers to safeguard traditions and most of all the uniqueness of flavors and taste.

 Orecchiette

Besides ‘Burrata‘ (a fresh cheese made of mozzarella and cream which I can only define as ‘the cheese of the Gods’) and the heavenly ‘Orecchiette alle cime di rapa‘ (the traditional home-made pasta shaped like an ear, from where its name stems, dressed with turnip tops), Brindisi and the surrounding area offers a wide array of amazing food and delicious dishes. Your best bet is to ask  locals for advice. They’ll happily and proudly introduce you to a culinary paradise.

Puglia, The Joy of Food

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Note: My gratitude to ‘Brindisi is My Destination‘  for the invitation to discover an area of Italy I had never visited before and taste some unforgettable products and dishes. As always, opinions are mine and mine only.

 

More reading: 7 Reasons to Visit Brindisi

 

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Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Social Media Marketing. Besides travel writing SImon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

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4 Comments
  • Aneesa
    Posted at 12:10h, 11 October Reply

    Hello! Food whilst travelling is great…all of these foods look absolutely divine but the one I’m drooling over has got to be the ‘Burrata.‘ I went to Greece recently and ate ‘deep-fried Saganaki.’ Hot gooey cheese, another local delicacy definitely worth drooling over! Can’t wait to read more of your posts 🙂

  • Leigh
    Posted at 22:15h, 08 October Reply

    Really fabulous, mouthwatering photographs!!

  • Miruna
    Posted at 11:49h, 05 October Reply

    Excellent post, Simon! Food is one of the many reasons I will always love Italy.

    • Simon Falvo
      Posted at 14:08h, 05 October Reply

      Thank you Miruna! I hear you about Italian food. That’s the reason when I travel after a while I miss food from home so much 🙂

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