This is quite possibly the most iconic recipe from the region of Puglia. The remarkable thing about it is how the broccoli rabe almost melts together with the pasta. This comes from the old Pugliese technique of boiling the pasta and vegetables together, and then sautéing them in garlic, oil, and anchovies.
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe
Baked mussels is a classic dish that Nonna Romana has carried with her from her days in Mola di Bari, Puglia. Even when times were hard, mussels were always plentiful in the fishing village, so plentiful that you could practically go down to the beach and scoop up your own!
Baked Mussels