Art Tip: Roberto Paci Dalò at the Bologna Art First

Guess who we met at Art First, Bologna? Roberto Paci Dalò who some of You might remember from his art works left at the masseria, for example “The Conference of the Birds” (foto).

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Cooking School: Bari meets Bali…

…or: The Munich Kochgarage, Graciela and her nephews, came down to visit friends and colleagues at Coccaro Beach, where they parked their caravan for a few days and went off to do some research on Puglia cuisine in and around the masserias. Since Graciela had only just come back from a cooking school trip to Bali she had to show our beachclub team what she had learnt in exchange for the pasta recipes. An experience to remember for everyone involved!

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Wellness Tip: Strolling Around Savelletri

Fancy some ice cream? Or how about a cappuccino outside, with the seagulls shouting and the fisherman watching from the distance? There’s spring in the air, no doubt about it. Savelletri, 669 inhabitants harbourside village on the adriatic coast, is getting ready for the next summer season. We’re expecting you: Are you ready, too?

Wine Tip: Primitivo Torcicoda 2009 & Beef

Here’s what Nicola Capobianco, Chef Maitre and Sommelier di Masseria Torre Maizza, suggests with the traditional Puglia dish tagliata di manzo (entrecote, italian style), ruccola, grain and tomatoes:

Torcicoda 2009, Tormaresca

“The 2009 Primitivo Salento Torcicoda shows plenty of varietal character in its deep, plush fruit. Smoke, licorice, leather, sweet spices and tobacco add complexiy to the juicy finish. This is another tasty red well-suited to near-term enjoyment. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2013. 88 points” Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (195)

Wine Tip: Torre Testa & Stewed Lamb

Here’s what Nicola Capobianco, Chef Maitre and Sommelier di Masseria Torre Maizza, suggests with Lamb à la Pugliese:

Torre Testa 2007, Tenute Rubino, Salento, Brindisi

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Beauty Tip: Olive Oil as a Rejuventing Mask

The stunning effects of Puglian olive oil, extra vergine, used as a nutrifying mask: Angela from Coccaro Spa in Puglia, Salento, uses the natural product to rejuvenate tired skin in the winter. A few drops are enough to achieve marvellous results! Simple massage movements support the maintenance of radiant skin all year long.