Puglia Food and Wine
Genuine country cooking is the basis of cuisine in Apulia: vegetables, legumes and other greens are combined with homemade pasta. Typical dishes are recchietèdd à il casèdde (orecchiette pasta with tomato, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese browned in the oven), cavatelli with turnip tops, pureed broad beans with wild chicory. The meat dishes include the traditional roast on an open fire and another typical dish, tièlla of roast lamb with potatoes and lampascioni, while u cutturidd is a mixture of meat broth with wild vegetables and eggs. The most popular dessert is almond paste but there are also the famous fried chiacchiere. Among the most famous DOC wines is Castel del Monte, Moscato di Trani and the reds from Barletta and Canosa.