The magic heel – Puglia
Have you ever see “wizard of oz heel” ? Where Dorothy click her heel and says “”There’s no place like home.” This is how I feel about Puglia. Don’t laugh at me, but I didn’t know where Puglia is not along going there… I know Italy look like a boot. But honestly, I didn’t know Puglia located at the heel.
Last year, food bought me to Italy, this year wine bring me to Puglia.
Puglia is surronding by the Adriatic Sea, the Ionian Sea, the Strait of Òtranto and Gulf of Taranto in the south. Olive oil, seafood and vegetables are available all year around. This is also known as “Mediterranean Diet.” Because of the incredible climate here, Puglianese been bless with many fresh crops and wine. Every Puglianese that I met always told me, we don’t really eat pizza and pasta all the time. We eat a lot of vegetables and seafood.
Puglia – The land of Italian olive oil
As soon as I landed Puglia, The first thing I discovered is the land been carpet by olive trees. This region produce more than 70% of olive oil in Italy. Puglia is not only famous of its quantity of olive oil but also its quality. The European Union has given 5 DOP in Puglia:
Terra di Bari DOP / Collina di Brindisi DOP / Terre Tarentine DOP / Dauno DOP / Terra d’Otranto DOP
As I just got back from the trip, but I haven’t have time to put down all the travel details. So please stay tuned for my own experiences with the magic of the heel – Puglia.