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Preserving Puglia

September 13th through 21ST, 2019 - 2 SPOTS REMAINING

September 27th Through October 5th, 2019 - SOLD OUT

Please contact us at ciaoeat@gmail.com for 2020 workshop dates.


Preserving Puglia is an exploration of food culture and history highlighting traditional culinary techniques and ingredients native to Southern Italy. More than a workshop, we aspire to share with you our way of life. The food we cook comes from recipes passed down to us from our family and friends and we celebrate the importance of shared meals around the table which acts as the daily heartbeat of life in Italy. For nine days, we will explore the role that preserving foods plays in maintaining the cultural identity and traditions for the people of the south. By visiting with food artisans who bake the bread, press the grapes and tend their flocks, cooking communal meals and eating in small local restaurants, we will immerse ourselves in the connection between the land, tradition and contemporary Italian food culture.

In addition to our many cooking adventures we will also shop the local markets, swim in the sea, picnic in olive groves, explore nearby historical towns, taste local wines and share long table dinners under the stars all the while meeting new friends from around the world.

We hope that this will be an opportunity to take a brief respite from the daily routine and experience an inspiring, beautiful and delicious way of life.

We would love to have you join us.

The Details

Dates: 9 day workshop runs from September 13 to the 21, 2019 (sold out) - Second workshop added for Sept. 27 - Oct. 5, 2019 (now sold out)

Fee: Price per person is $3000.00 USD based on double occupancy. A deposit of $1000 USD is due by July 12, 2019

Price includes: roundtrip airport/train station transfers from Bari/Brindisi to our accommodation in Altamura/Grottaglie

4 nights accommodation at Il Nido dei Falchi in Altamura and 4 nights accommodation at Masseria Celano in Grottaglie

All meals, wine, refreshments, snacks, museum entrance fees

Day trips to Matera, Grottaglie, Lecce, Oria, Martina Franca and the seaside

Price DOES NOT include: Airfare and travel insurance

Travel arrangements by Finisterra Travel - Consumer Protection BC #70260

For additional information or to check availability please contact us at ciaoeat@gmail.com.