Come and join us at the Friendship heights Village Center for a cultural, gastronomic, enological tour of this fascinating region.
The subject for our social on Sunday, May 17 will be the region of Puglia in the Southeastern portion of Italy. In particular we will present some of the cultural background of this region with emphasis on regional food. We will demonstrate how to prepare some of the characteristic foods, such as orecchiette con cime di rapa (Linda Reck/Antonella Salvatore), taralli (Ron Cappelletti), sausage and peppers (Lucy Falcone Hamachek/Diane Colasanto), giuncata cheese (Luigi De Luca) and we will talk about the most well known wines of the region (Richard Marcis).
We will also talk on Puglia’s beautiful beaches, its monuments and its history. Speakers will include Luigi M. De Luca, a native of Maglie Lecce), Lucy Falcone Hamachek, whose family comes from Roseto Valfortore (Foggia); Diane Colasanto, whose family comes from Terlizzi ; Ron Cappelletti whose family is from Celenza Valfortore and San Marco La Catola and Antonella Salvatore from Barletta. Linda Reck is an excellent cook who has offered to help.