Bread is the food of life

My family's favourite bakery in Torino, Italy. © Vincenzo Aiosa

Pane Pugliese (Puglia region style bread) © Vincenzo Aiosa

Apulia is an excellent region in which to grow grain, especially the hard wheat referred to as grano duro or semolina. There is a long tradition of bread making in Apulia, dating back to the Roman empire. The Pagnotta is the traditional bread, and is a large loaf which can weigh well over a kilo and up to ten. Today, formulae are found that specify both durum flour and 0 or 1 type flour. – Pane Pugliese

Serving bread is very important for a meal to be considered complete in Italian culture. Growing up I don’t think we ever had a single meal without bread.  I started early in the morning with Pane con caffè latte,  preferring it to biscuits.  Even to this day I crave it  at least once a week. Bread is even served in  most Chinese restaurants in Italy by request.

One response to “Bread is the food of life

  1. I’m looking forward to your next posting (without my help). 🙂

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