Around "Le Puglie" - vegetarian
Local people call Puglia with the plural form Le Puglie, to underline the diversities that lie within the same region. This combination of traditional vegetarian products introduce you to the many faces of this region.
This basket contains:
- Olio extra vergine di oliva Monos (extra virgin olive oil Monos)
Trofie al limone di grano duro Senatore Cappelli (pasta Trofie from durum wheat Senatore Cappelli with lemon juice)
Patè di cime di rapa (turnip greens pâté)
Taralli multicerealli (multigrain salty biscuits)
Fave secche * (dry fava beans)
Miele di agrumi (citrus honey)
Vino bianco IGP Faraone * (white wine Faraone)
* The product is certified organic
IGP - Indicazione Geografica Protetta (PGI - Protected Geographical Indication)
This extra virgin olive oil is balanced and delicate, crafted with olives from hundreds of years old trees, while the turnip greens pâté, made according to the local traditions, is simple and flavourful. Both specialities come from Apulia - La finestra sul mare, a firm run by Antonella, her husband and her sister. From Monopoli, a town by the sea, they love to offer services that enable people to discover and enjoy the history, culture and flavours of Puglia. Thanks to them we discovered other local producers. Pastificio Cupertino is a workshop in Putignano where Pietro, the uncle of Antonella, use all his experience to make this simple yet special pasta from the old durum wheat variety Senatore Cappelli and the skilful addition of lemon juice. Panificio l’Assunta, a bakery in Monopoli, crafts these crispy and peculiar Taralli. In Alberobello, the bees of Giuseppe Masciulli produce Miele dei Trulli, a honey from the typical mediterranean scrub and crops; the one we propose in this basket is very aromatic and flavourful thanks to the flowers of citrus fruits. In Martina Franca the winemakers from Valle d’Itria, under the name of I Pastini, make this fresh and dry white wine from the local grape variety Verdeca.
Last but not least, the dry fava beans come from Azienda Agricola Dragonara in Torremaggiore, a town in the plain of Tavoliere delle Puglie. Here, Michelangelo and his wife Marianna decided a few years ago that it was time to accept a new challenge, so their passion for farming became their job. They grow everything according to organic agriculture practices and they also managed to revive old plant varieties, which are well adapted to local conditions and bring biodiversity in the environment and on our table.
Tips & Ideas to enjoy the products
Taralli con patè di cime di rapa e vino. Enjoy the multigrain salty biscuits with the turnip greens pâté and a glass of the white wine. Place the wine in the fridge for some hours and take it out 30 min before drinking it - it is best enjoyed fresh! The turnip greens pâté is know as the typical "pesto" from Puglia and it can also be used as a sauce for pasta.
Trofie al limone con zucchine e pomodorini. Follow this recipe (suggested in the section Recipes) to enjoy Trofie with lemon juice in a simple and flavourful pasta dish typical of the summer season. Remember to taste the pasta and regulate the cooking time accordingly! The cooking time on pasta packages is just an indication, especially for handcrafted pasta. Italians sieve pasta after tasting and feeling that it has the right texture, the so called scolare a sentimento. The white wine combines perfectly with this dish!
Follow the recipe Purea di fave (suggested in the section Recipes) to make a fava beans puree that you can enjoy on top a slice of bread, together with Taralli or as a sauce for pasta.
The citrus honey is best enjoyed on top of bread, pancakes or waffles.
The single products are packed as shown in the first picture. The basket is not included.
How to store the products
The best way to store the extra virgin olive oil is to keep it in a cool place away from direct light. After all, extra virgin olive oil is simply olive juice, squeezed out during a cold process only through mechanical means. Nothing else is added, so the flavours can change over time. To enjoy the extra virgin olive oil at its best, we suggest to consume it within a year after production. You can store the pasta for around two years at room temperature, but once you open the package we suggest to finish it within some weeks. The turnip greens pâté can be stored at room temperature for around a year and, once opened, in the fridge for around ten days. The salty biscuits last for a couple of months at room temperature, just remember to keep them in a plastic bag properly closed, so they keep being crispy. The honey can be stored for one and a half year at room temperature, also after opening the jar; it changes texture according to the temperature, making crystals when the temperature is low: do not worry, it is still good to be eaten! Store the wine in a cool place away from direct light.
Olio extra vergine di oliva Monos: extra virgin olive oil.
Trofie al limone di grano duro Senatore Cappelli: semolina of durum wheat Senatore Cappelli, lemon juice (20%), water.
Patè di cime di rapa: turnip greens (60%), extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, almonds, garlic, salt, citric acid.
Taralli multicerealli: wheat flour type 0, mais flour, soy flour, sesame seeds, flax seeds, soy grains, yeast, rye flour, flakes of oat, malted wheat flour, dry wheat sourdough, wine, extra virgin olive oil, salt.
Fave secche: dry fava beans with peel.
Miele di agrumi: citrus honey.
Vino bianco IGP Faraone: fermented grape Verdeca. Contain sulphites. 12% vol. alcohol.