welcome to

the Lecce issue

Visit the Florence of the South. Read the stories, learn the traditions, and savor the food.

Plus: Italian summer recipes, pasta, salads, eggplants and ricotta!

about the Gourmet Mag

Experience Italy like a local: good food, extraordinary landscapes, infinite heritage, and unexpected adventures.

The Gourmet Mag is an Italian seasonal cookbook and a travelogue.

In each issue, I’ll walk you through a different city or region. We will go deep inside food culture, stories, lifestyle, and traditions.

Expect the following:

exploring the best monuments and secret places

things to add to your Italian bucket list

local & authentic recipes

jokes, beautiful words and expressions

culture, habits, and lifestyle

seasonal fun and inspiration

lovely pictures

A little technical stuff:
You can choose between print and digital (Kindle).
Servings are for two people, to be duplicated as desired.
Measures are in gr, cups, and oz.

about the Lecce issue

In this issue, you will explore the baroque pearl of Puglia. Lecce is often called the Florence of the South, so rich it is in art, palaces, and stunning embellishments.

You will see magnificent landscapes and fascinating details, you will learn more about the history of this proud people and understand why and how they live a slow and happy life, full of pleasure, good food, sun, and beauty.

You will also explore some of Italy’s best Summer dishes, made with delicious ingredients like pasta, eggplants, and ricotta.

For the coming hot days, you’ll be the maker of the best salads in town: Italian salads filled with fresh and tasty ingredients.

Finally, I’ll guide you through the Italian culture, telling you a little of the everyday life, memories from the past and the essence of “la dolce vita”.

Lecce, Italy
Lecce pasticciotti
Puglia food
Puglia food recipes
Lecce, Puglia
Italian summer recipes
Puglia food products