Craft breweries in Puglia: an added value on the table.

The beer has ancient origins, it is even thought that the fermentation happened by chance about 5000 years ago and then the monks were then to refine and improve this drink.

In our country, the microbrewery market is currently gaining an important place in the economy and the territorial combination can enhance typical dishes and enhance the flavors like traditional pairings with wines.

The regions of Southern Italy are still slightly behind for the production of craft beer in particular in Puglia where wine is the king as a typical beverage produced.

The typicality of Puglia’s beer is at least 4 micro-breweries of fair size that for some years now paved the way to ensure that Puglia among its products of excellence also has agricultural beer.

The main feature of some of the beers produced in Puglia is the denomination of bio as they are made with cultivation malts in Salento.

As usual we leave a few names: the organic Weizen, of moderate alcohol content to which the yeast in suspension leave a slightly turbid appearance and a sour taste, the most alcoholic Pale Ale, unfiltered with creamy foam and a spicy aroma inspired by English beers combined with first and second courses not very fat and finally the Arsa a Smoked Porter style beer.

Important to populate the pairing or tasting or a special menu with the news.

Then it will be your management to statistically calculate how this element can increase sales or activate new buying impulses.

Puglian craft breweries

Name       Location                        Province     Year
Aleph    S. Pancrazio Salentino         BR                2015
B94            Lecce                                    LE                2008
Baff           Beer Lecce                           LE                2017
BAS  Craft Brewery Stefanelli Taranto TA  2008
Bilabi ‘Bari BA 2014
Beer of the Consul Monopoli BA 2018
Salento  Beer            Leverano    LE    2010
Birranova      Triggianello             BA               2007
BirrApulia             Ostuni              BR               2012
BirrArè                   Barletta           BA                 2016
BirRbante               Bari                 BA                  2012
Artisan Brewery of Puglia         Ascoli Satriano       FG         2014
Bari Brewery   Bari                  BA              2015 (beer firm until 2017)
Decimoprimo Brewery             Trinitapoli    BT            2012
Brewery of the Ostuni                Poggiorsini   BA            2016
Capo Brewery                  Tricase                         LE             2015

Bitritto Brewery               Levante                          BA             2009
Italy Brewery        Martina  Franca          TA          2015
Brewery Magno Copertino         LE         2014
Svevo Brewery    Modugno        BA          2002
Calender                Tuglie               LE           2016
Capo d’Otranto         Otranto       LE            2017
Castel del Monte        Ruvo of Puglia           BA           2011
Daniel’s                           Manduria                    TA          2016
Demibeer                S. Pancrazio Salentino           BR     2014
Duan San Giorgio              Jonico                         TA     2006
Eataly Bari                            Bari                             BA     2013
Ebers                                        Foggia                         FG      2014
Eclipse                            S. Giorgio Jonico              TA      2016
Erland                               Racale                                 LE      2016
Fabbiano                          San Giorgio Ionico           TA      2014
Grille                                    Minervino Murge             BA        2017
Gruit                                          Brindisi                       BR        2008
I Peuceti                                    Bitonto                         BA         2013
Malatesta                                    Lecce                          LE          2015
Montalto                       Pietramontecorvino                FG          2009
Murex – Altamura  Agricultural Brewery      Altamura      BA     2011
Old 476                                  Galatina                            LE           2015
Ratto Matto                        Bisceglie                            BA           2017
Sancti Marci               San Marco in Lamis               FG           2014
Suds Fine Southern Brewery         Noci               BA           2013

Apulian beer sign

Name                          Location                 Province            Year
74zero15                  Martina Franca                TA                      2015
BAC Casaranese Brewery Craft     Casarano     LE          2014
Barbarossa                      Bari                           BA                      2011
Beer-Oz                       Modugno                       BA                     2014
Beerbante Salentina     Melendugno         LE                     2014
 Beer Clandestine             Martano              LE                     2017
South Beer                             Bari                    BA                     2014
Beer Terrona       Corigliano D’otranto       LE                     2013
Birralab                            Canosa                    BA                      2015
Birrarium         Acquaviva delle Fonti         BA                     2013
Leverano Brewery      Leverano                 LE                      2011
Birrogastrofonici          Lecce                     LE                      2012
CapiMora                          Racale                   LE                       2015
Double Cotta                   Corato                   BA                      2014
Duca di Svevia      Torremaggiore              FG                      2016
Gargantua      San Nicandro Garganico     FG                      2015
idem                           Leporano                      BA                      2014
The Aura                    Cavallino                      LE                      2015
Lentopede                Spongano                     LE                      2016
Mata                             Cerignola                     FG                      2016
Meliso                        Supersano                     LE                       2016
Mi.ac                      Canosa of Puglia             BA                       2017
Musa                      Gravina in Puglia             BA                       2016
O-Grainbeer           San Severo                    FG                       2009
Spinelli                        Parabita                       LE                       2015

Ready for the swimsuit season? How to face front it eating in restaurants

Summer is coming, we shouldn’t be caught unaware whether we eat at home or we eat in a restaurant. This is the last month to keep an eye on our diet without avoiding one or two relaxing dinner in company of your friends or your boyfriend.

We have not to become maniac for the scale giving up the pleasure of food wasting great evenings that we could spend together with someone. Here you are some simple and useful tips you should keep in mind that helps your outline without producing in you stress when you jump on the scale.

One course

You should focus on one course such as a big salad or a good second course with a side dish, focusing on lean meat, avoiding an excess of condiment that enemy of our body, capable of store toxic substances and fat that are difficult to digest.

More snacks

When someone shows you a menu and you are one of those who won’t give up on a full meal made up of starter, main course, second course side dish stop now you are still in time. Try a light snack with a soft drink, you will feel no more hungry  and you will eat less.

What and where to eat, organize your meal

You should think ahead what you are going to eat and diversify your meals. If you eat a main course during lunch you should eat cooked or, better, steamed vegetables during dinner. With this type of cooking you eat tasty foods lacking calories.

Choose a strategy

Even tough you are with friends you haven’t to give up to over elaborated food with a lot of carbohydrates, instead interchange vegetables to fruit, don’t eat too much but the right tasty quantity.

You can’t give up on desstert

Everyone know that the dessert after a meal in Italy is something you can’t do without. Just eat instead of it a fresh fruit salad, or a dessert made of water such as lemon sorbet or vegan icecream.

Pay attention to salad

Salad are light right? Are you really sure about that? If they are composed of only vegetables that is true but if you add some “Grana” (cheese), roasted chicken meat, sauces such as tomato sauce and mayonnaise this is no more true. Salad is tasty but you should mix few and healthy ingredients.

Last but not least, the main tip

Everything we do should be balanced. Sometimes happens that we step out of line, we are not Swiss when talking about food so don’t feel guilty.

You should organize before eating in a restaurant, ask for some advices to a nutritionist who will eventually set a diet based on your metabolism, (everyone is different from the others) he’ll suggest what to eat and how much too. Following his advices you’ll eat different food without eating too much, once you understand your metabolism you’ll be able to choose what you want to eat, for example, “coda alla vaccinara” or steamed vegetables.

You will eat without issues in your favourite restaurant leaving behind stress caused by the fear of getting fat. Eating with taste is a form of art and a real pleasure, if we don’t moderate ourselves we can consider it pleasure?

Recipe: how to prepare Korean burritos with chicken

The Korean Tacos have rocked the world of American food with their Asian-Mex-LA twist, but also like the Korean burritos. With the Burritos you can have fun experimenting with the fillings, flavors and sauces to the desire of our heart.

PREPARATION

1. marinate the chicken for at least 20 minutes in the marinade.

2. stir quickly and fry the chicken over medium-high heat (adding the marinade to the pan).

3. When you are ready to create the burrito, insert the contents in the center of it.

4. Layer the chicken, rice, onion, cabbage, and lettuce in layers.

5. Squeeze a little lime juice over the layers.

6. Wrap and serve each of the 4 burritos with sour cream on the side

“Burritos are one of the most popular Tex-Mex products on the menu. Those who know a little Spanish have probably raised their eyebrows at the name. In Spanish, a “burro” is a donkey, and “burrito”, the diminutive, means “little donkey.” As far as we know, donkey meat has never been a popular ingredient in the famous dish.

The Dizzionario de Mexicanismos has a voice for the burrito already in 1895, a few years before the time of Juan. The rumor states that a burrito is a tortilla rolled with meat or other ingredients inside, called ‘Cocito’ in Yucatán and ‘taco’ in the city of Cuernavaca and Mexico City.

The term burrito was popular in Guanajuato, a state in central Mexico. As the dictionary entry is the only quick test we have to show where the burritos come from. The idea that originated in Guanajuato seems to be the most probable …

Unfortunately, we can not be sure exactly how the name burritos has been obtained.


Some people believe it could be simply because the burritos look a bit like donkey ears or rolled up packets and sleeping bags often carried by donkeys.

Why eat Indian food: 3 good reasons

We have seen through an interesting article in the Washington Post this week, entitled – “Scientists have understood what makes Indian food so delicious” which speaks of the Indian subcontinent which is home to over 1 billion people who have a rich culinary tradition that relies heavily on the use of spices and strong flavors.


Western dishes often use less ingredients than Indian dishes. In many cases, the ingredients used in a dish share the same aromatic compounds. As a result, many Indian dishes make it feel like there’s a party going on in the mouth. Although this can create a sensory overload for some people.

There are several advantages to incorporate Indian cuisine into your kitchen:

1 – Indian food is really good. Even if you do not like spicy food, in many cases it is possible to request the less spicy versions of a dish in a restaurant.

2 – Indian cuisine is generally healthy. There is a great emphasis on plant ingredients, which make it a paradise for vegans and vegetarians. For example, have a lentil instead of a veggie burger. The use of spices drastically reduces the need for salt in fact many of the spices have health benefits.

3 – Ingredients for Indian food are cheap. A pound of lentils costs a fraction of the price of a pound of red meat.


While preparing Indian dishes at home may seem daunting at first, but once you get the hand of it, it’s pretty quick. Most curries can be made in advance for a week before and leave in the fridge.