Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Rick Stein in Puglia and Sicily

Rick Steins tour of Europe found him visiting a fish market in Sicily and touring and experiencing some real culinary delights in Puglia.

In typical fashion he described the region as "like Spain before the tourism" and clearly loves the place as he has been on holiday there for the last three years! The rustic simple cuisine he showed us is what I love about Southern Italy.

I particularly enjoyed the time he spent with the Mcalpine family who owned the convent hotel and restaurant, Mr. Mcalpine had been brought up in The Dorchester, so he knew a thing or two about food, but decided simplicity and the warm sun of southern Italy was where he most wanted to be.

1 comment:

  1. Well Mr Goodwin, we certainly have the same taste in food, and I found this page by searching: Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes.
    I saw this program when it was first aired, and recently saw most of it again on a re-run.
    However, I really wanted to run it through again on BBCi, but alas, it appears not to be available...?
    don't spose you have a copy that I could beg of you...?
    kind regards
    Lou Garçon