Locorotondo

16-17 July 2015

U'CurdunnDuring our stay in Locorotondo in Puglia we had a wonderful evening at restaurant U’Curdunn.
U’Curdunn means Locorotondo in local dialect.

We were invited by Margherita and Peppino to join their Chef Davide in the kitchen.
We learned how to cook two of their favourite recipes :-)

Margherita and Peppino, you have a wonderful restaurant with delicious food and very nice staff. We look forward to come back to visit you again!

 

 

 

The first dish we cooked at U’Curdunn was Parmigiana di Melanzane.

This is an oven dish made of layers of fried eggplant, cheese and tomato sauce. It was the first time we ate this typical Italian dish and we directly fell in love with it. It melts on your tongue and is a light dish for the summer – something we will cook more often at home :-)

Parmigiana di Melanzane

Parmigiana di Melanzane

Parmigiana di Melanzane  Parmigiana di Melanzane

Davide, the Chef at U’Curdunn, teached us how to make Capunti (pasta) with turmeric and saffron flavoured rabbit ragout. It is finished off with a cream of smoked caciocavalla cheese. 

The capunti pasta is quite special, since it is made from “Senatore Cappelli” durum wheat semolina.

After all the seafood we have eaten in the South of Italy, it was great to eat such a delicate pasta with meat :-)

Capunti (pasta) with turmeric and saffron flavoured rabbit ragout  Capunti (pasta) with turmeric and saffron flavoured rabbit ragout

Capunti (pasta) with turmeric and saffron flavoured rabbit ragout

Capunti (pasta) with turmeric and saffron flavoured rabbit ragout

It was a great experience for us at U’Curdunn to learn new recipes and enjoy the food.
Grazie mille to Margherita, Peppino and Davide for the wonderful cooking experience!!

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Locorotondo is a cute, round town in Puglia, that is surrounded by trulli (see post Alberobello to learn more about the trulli). 

Locorotondo

Locorotondo