Your Best Food Memories Won’t Come From Restaurants in This Italian City

Eating in the streets of Bari, Puglia, can be magical

Pasqua, wearing a blue-and-green floral dress, peers around thin white curtains next to pasta laid out to dry outside.
Pasqua, a ‘pasta lady’ in Bari, Italy, takes a break from making orecchiette. Photos: Sara Cagle
Vertical shot of a narrow alleyway with people working at tables at its far end.
Vertical shot of a narrow alleyway with people working at tables at its far end.
Women make orecchiette and cavatelli at tables outside of their homes.
Maria working at the fryer next to a poster advertising her sgagliozze.
Maria working at the fryer next to a poster advertising her sgagliozze.
Maria fries an order of sgagliozze.
Closeup of a hand holding a half-eaten pastry, taken in front of the restaurant.
Closeup of a hand holding a half-eaten pastry, taken in front of the restaurant.
Panzerotto with spicy salame and salty ricotta.
Closeup of a hand holding a shell with a mussel in it. In the background is Gino, out of focus, at the beach.
Closeup of a hand holding a shell with a mussel in it. In the background is Gino, out of focus, at the beach.
A raw mussel from Gino the fisherman.

Freelance food and travel writer. Living in LA and usually thinking about Italy. Work at saracagle.com and food pics @caglecooks

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