Escape from New York: Extended Travel

The Foods of Apulia in Southern Italy

An 8 hour flight from New York JFK into Rome Leonardo da Vinci airport.  A 4 hour train ride southeast into Bari.  Another 2 hour train ride further south into Lecce.  And a 45 minute cab ride over to Otranto on the Adriatic Sea.  A bit of a trek, but well worth it to explore and eat my way through the foods of Apulia in Italy.

Italian Espresso


Breadfast Pastry in Southern Italy

Breakfast Pastry

Breakfasat Cookie in Monopoli Italy

Breakfast Cookie

Fall Tomato Harvest in Southern Italy

Fall Tomatoes in Apulia

Focaccia in Apulia Region Italy

Focaccia of Apulia

Bruschetta in Bari Italy


Crostini with Roasted Vegetables in Puglia Italy

Crostini with Roasted Vegetables

Making Fried Polenta in Bari Italy

Frying Polenta

Spritz in Monopoli Southern Italy


Basket of Fried Fish in Otranto Italy

Basket of Fried Fish

Chicory and White Bean Puree in Lecce Italy

Chicory and White Bean Puree

Plate of Fish in Otranto Italy

Plate of Fish

Roasted Prawns in Fumicino Italy

Roasted Prawns

Octopus Salad in Souther Italy

Octopus Salad

Whole Roasted Octopus in Bari Italy

Roasted Octopus

Smoked Swordfish Sandwich in Monopoli Italy

Smoke Swordfish Sandwich

Spaghetti with Seafood in Puglia

Spaghetti with Seafood

Pasta with Shimp and Clams in Southern Italy

Seafood Pasta

Orecchiette with Ragu in Apulia Region of Italy

Orecchiette with Ragu

Orecchiette Pasta with Amber Jack in Monopoli Italy

Orecchiette with Amber Jack

Leccino Olives in Lecce

Leccino Olives

Cantalupi Primitivo Wine in Lecce Italy

Primitivo Vino

Lemon Ricotta Cake in Southern Italy

Lemon Ricotta Cake

Pistachio and Peach Gelato in Southern Italy

Pistachio and Peach Gelato

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