If you're a keen cook travelling with us to Puglia, why not organise a little culinary experience with our resident expert, Anna Maria Chirone Arnò.
Anna Maria is the author of one of the best Puglian recipe books, Il Gusto del Tacco d'Italia (also available in English) and has worked for many years as a personal chef, cookery teacher and food writer.
Based in Lecce, Anna Mari secrets of her region's food and a few hours spent with her is a real eye-opener into what makes the locals tick gastronomically.
Flexibility is also the name of the game and you can request something specific, whether it be making orecchiette (Puglia's signature pasta) from scratch, or learning how to make perfect pastries... always tasting as you go!
See reviews of Anna Maria's cookery lessons in luxury travel publication Escapism Magazine and in Red Magazine
Lessons in your villa (the prices below are for villas in the Salento - the area between Lecce and the southernmost tip of Puglia)
- 2 people cooking class only - €150 per person
- 3-4 people cooking class only - €100 per person
- 5-8 people cooking class only - € 90 per person
- 9-10 people cooking class only - €60 per person
Annamaria is based in Lecce, but would be more than happy to travel to your villa in the Valle d'Itria. Prices are:
In-villa cookery classes for villas in the Valle d'Itria:
- 2 people cooking class only - €160 per person
- 3-4 people cooking class only - €110 per person
- 5-8 people cooking class only - € 100 per person
- 9-10 people cooking class only - €70 per person
Lesson duration: 3 hours approx.
Prices include lunch or dinner (eating what you cooked!), a folder containing the recipes prepared during the lesson (also in English) and Anna Maria's travel expenses for cookery lessons in your villa.
For more information and to book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
NB - we can only arrange cookery lessons for The Thinking Traveller clients.
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