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Making and cooking pasta One by One Homemade orecchiette
Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance to harvest from our home’s garden, depending on availability. There will also be a good bottle of Salento wine on the table and the liqueur made with laurel leaves collected from the great hedge of grandparents’ house. Narrations and explanations on the history and traditions of Salento will accompany the culinary experience. Other things to note It is possible to combine the "Orecchiette fatte in casa" experience with an overnight stay in "Villa Salentina in città" with discounts https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/19106234
Puglia in your heart
After our welcome we’ll offer you a no alcoholic drink with fresh fruit if you prefer and you will also enjoy our pool waiting for the beginning. As soon as we’ll be ready, we’ll begin with our traditional cooking lesson where our mothers and grandmothers will show you all the techniques for making Focaccia, handmade pasta and cheese. They will teach you all the techniques of the past and you will have to prepare everything with them. When every dishes will be ready, the focaccia will be baked in the wood-fired oven and you will have dinner with the products of yourselves made (Focacce, Orecchiette and Formaggio) and also other traditional dishes we will prepare for you. Obviously water, beer and wine are included. If at the end of the experience you will have satisfied yourself we will have reached our goal and before leaving we will give you a small souvenir of Puglia Other things to note All experience phases will be translated in English. If someone is allergic to gluten or lactose, please let us know on time
Vineyard tour & Wine and Food tasting
Come and discover our farm. We will begin your experience visiting the Moscato di Trani vineyard a few steps from the property and we will present you the peculiar characteristics and the history of the Apulian viticulture. At the end we will taste 4 of our wines, we will explain its history and how the wine was born: - n. 1 Red Wine IGP Puglia; - n. 1 Rosè Wine IGP Puglia; - n. 2 White Wines IGP Puglia and Valle d'Itria; They will accompany the wine tasting with a tasting of typical products of own production or locally-grown. We are waiting for you in our Agriturismo! Would you like to try the experience to live in a true trullo-house? We offer also that: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/4703115 Other things to note In this period of COVID-19 crisis our experience help you to be away, in our large space in the countryside of Puglia. We will assure the respect of rules and restrictions to contain Corona-virus but anyway we offer a true experience to share with you our vineyard, wines, foods and landscape.
Extra virgin olive oil tasting in the olive garden
Learn about olive oil tasting in the charming setting of our olive grove. We meet early in the afternoon at the family olive grove, Cantasole. When we arrive, we will have a walk with Max and Bruno (our welcoming dogs) to discover the history and the hidden corners of our farm. During our walk we will come into contact with olive trees of 200 years old as well as 4 years old trees and learn all the characteristics of olive trees cultivation. From tree to the table, we will have a practical lesson under the shade of an ancient olive tree and learn the basics of olive oil tasting to discover the organoleptic qualities of 3 different olive oils, how to recognize defects and attributes. To end of our experience, we will share a glass of wine (or fresh juice) with some typical dishes from Salento. You will enjoy an immersion into the shades of our land with simple and tasteful ingredients. The best is always to spend some time together at sunset with a breeze of the end of a hot day. At the farm, it’s possible to buy our extra virgin olive oil and all the related products we will try together during the experience. We also ship everywhere in Europe. This experience is excellent for groups and families and it is great for team-building.
Let's make together the typical pasta from Salento!
***Contact me to arrange a cooking class even if you don't see dates open*** We will make together the dough for pasta with flour and water, trying to realize different traditional shapes of Salento's pasta: sagne torte, orecchiette and minchiareddhi. Once made our pasta you'll have the chance to join an Italian style meal, we will taste it together with the traditional tomato sauce (sugo) with fresh goat cheese or with spicy cheese (ricotta forte) and with a seasonal sauce such as turnip, fresh tomatoes, seasonal pesto or much more. Before tasting our pasta we will enjoy an appetizer with local cheeses coming from farms around Lecce and seasonal veggies, drinking complimentary rosé wine from a local farm. We are also hosting people through Airbnb in our apartment, so you are welcome to stay with us for a full experience of Lecce and Salento. You can ask in advance to use special flours. Please communicate in advance allergies. Other family member might join us. If you are interested in cooking classes in your accommodation please contact me privately. I also have a small b&b in Lecce, if you are interested contact me or look for @the.apulian

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Traditional Puglia cooking class
The cooking class will take place all year round at my family trullo. Here you will take the course either inside an equipped kitchen or outside, under a comfortable wooden patio and you can eat here or in the shade of a centuries-old olive tree. The course will be structured as follows: Welcoming the participants and detailed presentation of the host and the experience; Introduction to the history and gastronomic culture of Puglia; Practical phase which includes three preparations: Preparation of tarallini with wild fennel; Preparation of a typical sweet made with local jams; Preparation of orecchiette with the use of local semolina. At the end of the preparations, the guests comfortably seated at the table under an ancient olive tree (if the course takes place at the trullo) or in a suggestive dining room overlooking the garden, or in the garden itself in favorable weather conditions, will move on to the tasting phase with the following menu: -tarallini and other snacks, -orecchiette topped with meat roll ragout or vegetarian sauce, -the dessert they prepare, -a good glass of wine and a homemade rosolio. Other things to keep in mind Communicate in advance if there are special needs (whether or not you eat meat, if vegetarian or vegan) and any food intolerances or allergies
ebike tour and flavors in Itria Valley
"Note: from 10 to 15 June '21 only MTB e-bikes will be used". I will be your guide for the tracks and trails of the Valle d'Itria, along sections of the Aqueduct Cycle Route we will visit the places where I grew up including Cisternino and Locorotondo rewarded as the most beautiful villages in Italy and then return to Martina Franca beautiful baroque city. The roads we will follow will be all paths traced and secured, but hidden in the beautiful countryside. I will show you how easy it will be to face the different "climbs" of Valle d'Itria with a pedal assisted bike even for those who are not sporty and trained. We will go to the farm and taste some Apulian specialties with a nice glass of wine, all of local production and those who want, can also buy products. The excursion will give you an unforgettable experience! The real and unique Puglia starts here. In the summer months it is also possible to carry out the experience starting in the afternoon (about 17 pm) - send a request to receive details Other things to note Duration of the tour about 4 hours. Minors (from age 14) accompanied by parents.
Pasta Making Class Nonna Rosa's Orecchiette for Lunch
Nonna Rosa's Orecchiette Let's learn about the basics of our cuisine together. We pass along the values of Puglia tradition by working on the primitive elements: Water and Flour. The present meets the past between scents and colors in the setting of Casa San Giacomo. ---------------------------------------------------- Two hours of Cooking Class next to Nonna Rosa where you will prepare Orecchiette, Maccheroncini, Cavatelli and "Tatà Truccioli". And after your hands in pasta, you can try it.
Salento Cooking Class
I’ll wait for you here in my kitchen, here we will taste a good bruschetta, made with extra virgin olive oil (UNESCO heritage) produced by us... And of course, we will start cooking !! - I will teach you the true artisan technique to get the typical fresh pasta from Puglia. - The classic apulian focaccia with oregano and fresh tomatoes. No kneading machines, just your hands and love! We’ll use the freshest local ingredients and, for one day, you’ll be part of our family! Learn the secret of Apulian cuisine and surprise friends and family once you get home. You will taste the results of your efforts. I will be happy to share with you a glass of good local wine to toast to the best experience you have done in Puglia! This experience is suitable for families and children (FREE for children up to 5 years), the menu can be easily adapted for vegetarians and vegans. ps: If you are a group or do not see availability you can try contacting me for other dates AND TIMES. I speak very little English, but there will be a friend of mine or someone from my family who will help me it might occur that no one is available to translate for us, I have a good friend trusted google translator :- ) Other things to note I have a cat, it is very shy will run to hide!  We don't have a gluten-free option, I'm sorry. SOCIAL PROFILE INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK: CUOCADISTRATTA
Dinner in the Malvarosa Trullo Garden
You will be guests in my trullo in Valle d 'Itria to give you a unique experience in the world of gastronomic traditions and wines of our region, Puglia. You will taste the best Apulian recipes in pairing with the wines of the region, sectioned up

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Making and cooking pasta One by One Homemade orecchiette
Armed with board, flour and water, we will make together with our guests Orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta shape. We will cook them following the traditional recipes, with fresh scattarisciati tomatoes or with cime di rapa (turnip greens), depending on the season. In addition to ‘’our orecchiette’’, we will taste a typical Salento menu consisting of tarallini, frise, cheese, mozzarella, legumes and vegetables that we could also have the chance to harvest from our home’s garden, depending on availability. There will also be a good bottle of Salento wine on the table and the liqueur made with laurel leaves collected from the great hedge of grandparents’ house. Narrations and explanations on the history and traditions of Salento will accompany the culinary experience. Other things to note It is possible to combine the "Orecchiette fatte in casa" experience with an overnight stay in "Villa Salentina in città" with discounts https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/19106234
Pasta Making Class Nonna Rosa's Orecchiette for Lunch
Nonna Rosa's Orecchiette Let's learn about the basics of our cuisine together. We pass along the values of Puglia tradition by working on the primitive elements: Water and Flour. The present meets the past between scents and colors in the setting of Casa San Giacomo. ---------------------------------------------------- Two hours of Cooking Class next to Nonna Rosa where you will prepare Orecchiette, Maccheroncini, Cavatelli and "Tatà Truccioli". And after your hands in pasta, you can try it.
Puglia in your heart
After our welcome we’ll offer you a no alcoholic drink with fresh fruit if you prefer and you will also enjoy our pool waiting for the beginning. As soon as we’ll be ready, we’ll begin with our traditional cooking lesson where our mothers and grandmothers will show you all the techniques for making Focaccia, handmade pasta and cheese. They will teach you all the techniques of the past and you will have to prepare everything with them. When every dishes will be ready, the focaccia will be baked in the wood-fired oven and you will have dinner with the products of yourselves made (Focacce, Orecchiette and Formaggio) and also other traditional dishes we will prepare for you. Obviously water, beer and wine are included. If at the end of the experience you will have satisfied yourself we will have reached our goal and before leaving we will give you a small souvenir of Puglia Other things to note All experience phases will be translated in English. If someone is allergic to gluten or lactose, please let us know on time
Vineyard tour & Wine and Food tasting
Come and discover our farm. We will begin your experience visiting the Moscato di Trani vineyard a few steps from the property and we will present you the peculiar characteristics and the history of the Apulian viticulture. At the end we will taste 4 of our wines, we will explain its history and how the wine was born: - n. 1 Red Wine IGP Puglia; - n. 1 Rosè Wine IGP Puglia; - n. 2 White Wines IGP Puglia and Valle d'Itria; They will accompany the wine tasting with a tasting of typical products of own production or locally-grown. We are waiting for you in our Agriturismo! Would you like to try the experience to live in a true trullo-house? We offer also that: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/4703115 Other things to note In this period of COVID-19 crisis our experience help you to be away, in our large space in the countryside of Puglia. We will assure the respect of rules and restrictions to contain Corona-virus but anyway we offer a true experience to share with you our vineyard, wines, foods and landscape.
Extra virgin olive oil tasting in the olive garden
Learn about olive oil tasting in the charming setting of our olive grove. We meet early in the afternoon at the family olive grove, Cantasole. When we arrive, we will have a walk with Max and Bruno (our welcoming dogs) to discover the history and the hidden corners of our farm. During our walk we will come into contact with olive trees of 200 years old as well as 4 years old trees and learn all the characteristics of olive trees cultivation. From tree to the table, we will have a practical lesson under the shade of an ancient olive tree and learn the basics of olive oil tasting to discover the organoleptic qualities of 3 different olive oils, how to recognize defects and attributes. To end of our experience, we will share a glass of wine (or fresh juice) with some typical dishes from Salento. You will enjoy an immersion into the shades of our land with simple and tasteful ingredients. The best is always to spend some time together at sunset with a breeze of the end of a hot day. At the farm, it’s possible to buy our extra virgin olive oil and all the related products we will try together during the experience. We also ship everywhere in Europe. This experience is excellent for groups and families and it is great for team-building.
Let's make together the typical pasta from Salento!
***Contact me to arrange a cooking class even if you don't see dates open*** We will make together the dough for pasta with flour and water, trying to realize different traditional shapes of Salento's pasta: sagne torte, orecchiette and minchiareddhi. Once made our pasta you'll have the chance to join an Italian style meal, we will taste it together with the traditional tomato sauce (sugo) with fresh goat cheese or with spicy cheese (ricotta forte) and with a seasonal sauce such as turnip, fresh tomatoes, seasonal pesto or much more. Before tasting our pasta we will enjoy an appetizer with local cheeses coming from farms around Lecce and seasonal veggies, drinking complimentary rosé wine from a local farm. We are also hosting people through Airbnb in our apartment, so you are welcome to stay with us for a full experience of Lecce and Salento. You can ask in advance to use special flours. Please communicate in advance allergies. Other family member might join us. If you are interested in cooking classes in your accommodation please contact me privately. I also have a small b&b in Lecce, if you are interested contact me or look for @the.apulian
Traditional Puglia cooking class
The cooking class will take place all year round at my family trullo. Here you will take the course either inside an equipped kitchen or outside, under a comfortable wooden patio and you can eat here or in the shade of a centuries-old olive tree. The course will be structured as follows: Welcoming the participants and detailed presentation of the host and the experience; Introduction to the history and gastronomic culture of Puglia; Practical phase which includes three preparations: Preparation of tarallini with wild fennel; Preparation of a typical sweet made with local jams; Preparation of orecchiette with the use of local semolina. At the end of the preparations, the guests comfortably seated at the table under an ancient olive tree (if the course takes place at the trullo) or in a suggestive dining room overlooking the garden, or in the garden itself in favorable weather conditions, will move on to the tasting phase with the following menu: -tarallini and other snacks, -orecchiette topped with meat roll ragout or vegetarian sauce, -the dessert they prepare, -a good glass of wine and a homemade rosolio. Other things to keep in mind Communicate in advance if there are special needs (whether or not you eat meat, if vegetarian or vegan) and any food intolerances or allergies
Mani in pasta
Sarete in compagnia della nostra famiglia per un intera giornata.Per prima cosa imparerete a lavorare la pasta con il solo uso delle vostre mani per ricavarne orecchiette pizzareddri sagne ncannulate....che porterete a casa.Poi ci recheremo nel vicino orto a raccogliere ogni tipo di primizia per poi ricavarne gustosissime pietanze.Finalmente ci accomoderemo in giardino a gustare il sapore dei nostri piatti.
Immergiti nei sapori autentici del Salento
Vuoi immergerti nella cucina tipica del Salento sentendone i profumi, le storie e degustando l'essenza? Con noi puoi! Una passerella di assaggi di mare e di terra che per numero vi stupiranno e vi sazieranno. Vuoi unire la degustazione di olio EVO e scoprire come un piatto può cambiare semplicemente usando oli differenti? Sono Silvia e Vi accompagnerò in un percorso sensoriale e gustativo capace di sorprendervi, fuori da tecnicismi ma con la professionalità della mia formazione. Da appassionata sommelier non potevo non cedere alla tentazione di farvi degustare dei vini del Salento e della Puglia abbinati ai gustosi assaggi di pietanze sapientemente preparati dalla cuoca del Rubino Ristorante Tipico ed Enoteca Gastronomica. Perchè dovreste proprio concedervi questa esperienza di gusto con noi? Perchè abbiamo un modo nuovo di raccontare i sapori del Salento e ognuno di voi porterà con sè un'emozione differente e tanta voglia di scoprire luoghi e prodotti. Il cibo vissuto superficialmente può servire per nutrirci e sopravvivere, con un minimo di attenzione possiamo scoprire che regala emozioni, unito all'esperienza diventa conoscenza, viaggio, sperimentazione, entusiasmo e tutto questo potrai provarlo. #intendernonlopuochinonloprova
Homemade tipical pasta with grandmather Tetta
My mother-in-law, Grandma Tetta makes home-made pasta since she remembers it: orecchiette, minchiareddhi, tria, sagne 'cannulate, with love and dedication unchanged over time. Certainly her hands work better than mine and he especially likes to explain this wonderful art to young and old people! You will learn how to made the orecchiette with grandma Tetta a.. a woman of the past, I recommend do not make her angry! Then after the workshop we we ll go on terrace for a tipicalsalentine dinner: from antipasto to sweets, with two kind of pasta: sagne ncannulate e orecchiette. We are a B&B too, so if you will drink to much wine, don t worry, you could stay in our cozy room ! See you for breakfast :) Visit my Airbnb profile to have a look to all our Suites, the "Adventure", the "Experience" and our personal "Guide"
Orecchiette&Tradizione
Cooking is part of our family traditions. We prepare and cook typical local dishes. Guests are welcome!! You will be the cooks here, preparing orecchiette, sagne, minchiareddrhi under our instructions. You will be equipped with rolling-pins, a table of course, cooking tools and all the ingredients needed in the preparations of our pasta fresca. We will tell you the origins of the different kinds of flours and we will answer all your questions. Then, Pittule will be in turn!! It’s the typical tasty fried food during our Christmas period. We will show you how a Pasticciotto is prepared and you can taste it!! We will hand you a manual with all the recipes written both in Italian and English. Our guests can take everything they have prepared with them, in order to come back home with a little piece of Salento. Other things to note If you have particular tastes, I advise you to call me beforehand to agree on a different menu to be prepared.
Tour in Masseria e realizzazione di burrate - degustazione
Sei appassionato di arte casearia? Vuoi conoscere la vita produttiva dei formaggi a km0? Prenota la tua visita guidata in masseria! Ti porteremo nella nostra stalla e nel nostro caseificio, dove ogni giorno mani esperte trasformano il latte in delizie casearie. Il nostro tour inizia con una descrizione storica della Masseria, successivamente visiteremo la stalla dove si trovano le mucche, attraverseremo il caseificio ed entreremo nelle celle di stagionatura. Con l'aiuto di un esperto realizzerete con le vostre mani mozzarelle e burrate al momento. Al termine degusteremo un delizioso aperitivo con vari prodotti tipici accompagnato da un buon bicchiere di vino.
Orecchiette con Dora, i segreti per una pasta perfetta
Orecchiette con Dora, preparale con me e portale a casa con te! Workshop per un ottimo impasto della tipica pasta pugliese. Lezione di pasta fresca per coppie o piccoli gruppi (NO SINGOLI). Flessibilità di orario. Prepara le orecchiette con uno dei migliori chef di sempre: mamma Dora. Ti accoglieremo con un aperitivo fresco, a km 0, con i prodotti della nostra campagna (allergie o intolleranze sono da comunicare al momento della prenotazione). Preparerai le tue orecchiette e una volta terminato il workshop potrai portare a casa il tuo vassoio di pasta fresca:) Dora ti mostrerà come preparare la pasta perfetta: nessuna macchina, solo le tue mani, con ingredienti semplici e tanto amore. Imparerai a creare l'impasto perfetto che dà vita ad una pasta fresca unica nel suo genere. Se hai la curiosità e la voglia di scoprire un alimento tipico della tradizione gastronomica pugliese, questa è l’esperienza giusta per te. Impara divertendoti, e porta la Puglia in tavola! Siamo disponibili a spostarci presso la vostra struttura con un supplemento che vi verrà riferito privatamente. Siamo disponibili per feste private, compleanni o altri tipi di esperienze. E' possibilie, in base alle disponbilità, combinare il workshop di orecchiette con un soggiorno presso le nostre casette nel centro storico di Ceglie Messapica "Dimora Pasqà" e "Suite Pasqà" info in privato.
Cooking class with Livio
La "Cooking class with Livio" nasce dall'amore per la cucina italiana e per il Salento, terra in cui sono nato e cresciuto. Mi diverte molto l'idea di fare conoscere alla gente le basi della cucina salentina, fare vedere passo dopo passo come nasce la pasta fresca. La mia esperienza infatti, è un full immersion di una durata di quattro ore nell'arte dell'impastare. Scoprirai stupendoti che bastano veramente pochi ingredienti, di uso quotidiano tra l'altro, per realizzare la tipica pasta leccese. Divertimento è la parola chiave della "cooking class with Livio", inteso come curiosità nella scoperta di questa arte. Ti guiderò in maniera pratica nella realizzazione della pasta fresca e con amore per la mia terra vi racconterò qualche aneddoto e curiosità sull'importanza di questa arte per noi leccesi. Non c'è limite d'età per la mia esperienza. Accolgo tutti, bambini ,adulti e anziani. La lezione verrà accompagnata da un aperitivo scelto da me con prodotti locali km 0 e degustazione di vini del posto. Disponibilità di menù vegetariano. Dopo aver realizzato la porzione di pasta, assaggeremo insieme il tuo operato. Il mio motto è: NO STRESS, COOK WITH LIVIO. Vi aspetto nel mio mondo! l'esperienza si terrà presso PETRA COUNTRY HOUSE una splendida location immersa nel verde e nel più completo relax....
The secret of Perfect Pasta
If you love to eat and cook come and join me in the SudKitchen Laboratory. In a professional but informal atmosphere I will personally guide you to discover the secrets of the perfect pasta dish. I will teach you how to make many types of homemade pasta in a real kitchen workshop. We will make dough with egg, semolina and water and colored dough with vegetables. You will learn the cutting techniques and we will make sauces to accompany our pastas. At the end of the experience we will cook all the pasta and sauces made during the lesson and we will eat them with excellent wine and a selection of typical cold cuts and cheeses, artisanal and organic.
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