Hi! I'm Juanita.

wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Orecchiette with turnip greens
I live in: Bari
I speak: Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

The city of Bari is a fascinating discovery. The city’s two “faces” consist of the elegant murattiano neighborhood (the modern district) and the old city of Bari, nestled on the Adriatic Sea.  

Bari is a sun-filled city, full of historical and gastronomic traditions. Here, you can explore the narrow streets of the old city, guided by the scent of Friselle (a dry and crunchy twice-baked bread), fresh olive oil and sun-ripened tomatoes, or watch mesmerized as the local massaie (homemakers) work intently at the art of folding orecchiette, which is not just a pasta, but a gastronomic religion.

The flavors and aromas of Bari’s cuisine take us to the home of our Cesarina, Juanita, who inherited her passion for the culinary arts from her grandmother Matilda, queen of the kitchen. Her name - Juanita - can be misleading; however, she really is of Puglia origins. This is made apparent just by sitting at her table, a table full of dishes lin...

My specialities

- Friselline with homemade sauces, 'focaccia'

- Cavatelli with mussels

- 'Polpo (octopus) alla pignata'

- Broad beans and seasonal vegetables

- Local sweets, homemade liqueurs

- Friselline with homemade sauces, 'focaccia'

- Orecchiette with turnip greens

- Pork chops 'alla barese'

- Chicory and seasonal vegetables

- Local sweets, homemade liqueurs

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