Tag Archives: Lecce

Ferragosto

Happy holiday from the blistered one. Today is ferragosto a holiday that is celebrated here in Puglia by Italians flocking out to their own or someones house in the country , lighting a wood fire oven and cooking industrial quantities … Continue reading

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Hold the Presses

Not unfortunately the cry of a newspaper editor with a scoop but the oil presses in the Salento area south of Lecce. It is one of the ideas that has come from yet another conference to discuss the Xylelle outbreak … Continue reading

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Walking on Sunshine

Jukebox musical was something I hadn’t heard of before but find it has been in use since the 1940s so I’m way behind the times. It describes a musical based on the songs of normally one singer or a single … Continue reading

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Who Carried the Poison

It reads like a murder mystery novel, a real who dunnit. The Chief Prosecutor of Lecce down in Salento today opened her enquiry into how the Xylella disease was introduced to Puglia and further whether the cutting down of the … Continue reading

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Fill That Hole

Down to Lecce yesterday ( hence no post yesterday, sorry) to buy the Imhoff septic tanks in a big white van. One of my joys in the UK was hiring white vans either to move my own stuff around or … Continue reading

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Paquetta Revisited

I mentioned the other day how cucina povera was capturing the imagination of foodies the world over and yesterday we had three courses of the famed style of cooking. It is turning into a big business down here in Puglia … Continue reading

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Xylella nel Salento

Or Xylella fastidiosa to give it it’s full name. Three days ago I was asked on this blog what I knew about this disease affecting olive trees in the Salento region of Puglia . Not much I replied though there had … Continue reading

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