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Bringing you the flavors of Puglia through imported foods and olive oil, & exclusive getaways.

Puglia is a magical place. As the "heel" of Italy's boot,  a peninsula within a peninsula, it is a place where travelers must choose to go. Off the beaten path, trains traversing Italy North to South end their journey here, even the last cobblestones of the ancient Roman Via Appia are laid here.

Thick olive groves, rocky soils, and sea waters on three sides have created a land of unique culture, language, and history. Puglia harbors Italy's best olive oil, ancient vineyards, and some of the best culinary traditions Italy has to offer.  Italians are well acquainted with this "secret", but outside travelers rarely journey to this southern corner of Italy.

We are two sisters with family roots in Puglia. Our mother was born here and so was her mother and her mother. Our family's roots in Puglia are as deep as those of the centuries old olive trees. We have come to appreciate the many gifts Puglia has to offer - from food and wine to its ancient customs. Our mission is to share these with you, to bring you into the fold of Pugliese hospitality so that you too may experience the treasures of this ancient land.

 

 

 

How to eat Pugliese style

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How to eat Pugliese style

Le Sorelle

Italians love to eat. Everyone knows that. And everyone knows that the food in Italy merits its legendary status as one of the world's greatest cuisines. But what most people don't know is that Italians have a hidden foodie hub of their own: Puglia.

Puglia {pool-yah] is Italy's best kept culinary secret. I don't think Italians intentionally harbor their knowledge of Puglia to keep hungry tourists from invading the region. More likely, it's simply an accident of geography. As the "heel" of Italy's boot, Puglia's peninsula within a peninsula is more of an end than a means to an end. There is no passing through Puglia to get to any other part of Italy, or Europe for that matter (unless you're traveling on to Greece or Albania by boat). Travelers must intentionally want to go and stay there.

And stay you will once you sit at a Pugliese table to eat. Meals often last a long time due to a seemingly endless flow of foods and the good company gathered to enjoy it. Antipasti, akin to our appetizers, can easily number in the double digits: fresh cheeses, aged cheeses, prosciutto, fried veggies, baked veggies,  mussels, shrimp, octopus, grilled meats, and so on; followed by a pasta dish, a seafood dish, and sides of vegetables. And yes, red wine is a constant too. Fresh fruit is then served to aid digestion, and let's not forget about the mandatory digestivo and espresso.

All of this is consumed within an arc of several hours. But time hardly matters when you are at the table in Puglia.  It's all about being together and enjoying a meal with your loved ones. Long, leisurely meals are not time wasted. They are time gained with the people who matter most.

 Buon appetito a tutti!

Buon appetito a tutti!