Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rome — and especially Testaccio

After Puglia, we capped our trip with time in Rome.  Aaron had only one full day before he had to return home, so following a tour of two very good wine bars with the guidance of Katie Parla, we spent … Continue reading

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Artisan-made mozzarella and buratta

In my pre-vegan days, I would go 1,000 miles for good mozzarella and buratta cheese.  In Puglia, it requires less than 30 km.  Laura was good enough one morning to take us to her artisan friend, Giovanni, who makes fresh … Continue reading

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Altamura’s D.O.P. Bread

One of the more interesting visits on our trip was to Panificio La Maggiore in Altamura, where they take the local special durum wheat semolina flour for bread making and turn it into one of the traditional shapes of bread. … Continue reading

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Puglia — the whole trip…

We just returned from eight glorious days touring Puglia.  Using their deep knowledge of the region, its history, culture and geography – plus their passion and expertise about food and wine — Southern Visions Travel planned an exceptional custom-crafted itinerary … Continue reading

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Dinner at My Apartment

We interrupt our regular programming with this brief announcement: I can still cook!  It’s been more than 10 days since I was left to my own devices in the kitchen, and I was eager to try again.  Tonight provided a … Continue reading

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Food and Wines of Puglia…

…are absolutely amazing.  I’m in Rome now, but Aaron and I just spent eight glorious days basking in the glories of Puglia.  Later, in additional posts, I’ll give you a more balanced view of that part of the trip.  But … Continue reading

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First Two Days in Puglia

We are here and doing marvelously well.  Internet is limited, so I am using this post to show some early photos of our first two days.  Stayed in Polignano a Mare the first night, and then visited Bari Vecchia, the … Continue reading

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