From The TV Show: Cooking With a Mama in Puglia

In the Puglia episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns how to make a very famous and traditional dish of the region.

One of the most enjoyable activities in Puglia is eating the simple food passed down from the peasants of yesteryear or cucina povera. Even better? Learning how to make dishes like orecchiette (ear-shaped pasta) or taralli (savory round biscuits) and no one can do a better job in passing on culinary traditions than the “mamas” of the region. Mama Giulia Vitale gives Kathy a cooking lesson at Masseria Provenzani, an historic estate 15 minutes from Lecce. Cook in Puglia offers lessons with mamas around the Salento area. For more information, visit:

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