We’re passionately, profoundly, even pathologically pugliese.
With us, you won’t just see the place we love, you’ll cannonball into it– into our traditions, into the kitchen and into Southern Italian life, taking your own place around the generous table.
Sure, you’ll learn our regional recipes and develop a crush on our local grape varietals, but you’ll go deeper, learning to see the history, local culture, climate, migration patterns and indigenous viticulture practices, as the more beautiful and intriguing elements of everything you’ll put in your mouth.
And it’s also more fun, when you sidestep the clichès and really go deep.
Culinary vacations at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, offer more than just cookery courses in Puglia, Italy: each cooking vacation gives our students the ability to cook like an Italian for a week, following Pugliese recipes, cooking with locally sourced food, making pasta by hand and drinking wine from the Salento. The perfect Italian cooking holiday includes the healthy, yet succulent dishes of the Mediterranean Diet.