The kitchen of Brindisi as almost all the Apulian cuisine is a balance between land dishes and seafood.Fish is the main element of the table that is used both raw and cooked, served with vegetables of which the province is important producer; especially the mussels cooked in various ways and the “polpo (octopus) pignata” (from the clay pot used to cook). Among the main courses stand out more the orecchiette and the cavatelli (homemade pasta with water, salt and wheat flour) served with vegetables or fish. Important element is always the olive tree with the extra virgin olive oil hills of Brindisi DOP, a must is the wine for this province highlights both the prestigious DOCG that the DOC, including denote the Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale DOCG, the Negroanaro Terra d’Otranto DOC, the Primitivo di Manduria DOC, the Aleatico di Puglia and the Salice Salentino. Excellent is also the choice of both fresh and seasoned cheese with cow’s milk or sheep. Among the vegetables besides eggplant and artichokes remember the wild onions (tuber typical of the area) that is used as a vegetable or under olive oil. We end with desserts including the cartellate, strips of fried dough topped with honey or cooked wine must, the donuts, the almonds “riccie” (typical of Francavilla Fontana) and cookies of Ceglie Messapicomade from almond paste and cherry jam.