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video from italy: a day in the life of a student

Over the years we’ve received a lot of compliments about our school (we turn ’10’ in two weeks) but every once in a while we’re asked something more or less like this: so what is the student experience like? What would it be like for me, if I came?

We asked a local film crew to follow a typical student for an entire day and this is what they saw.

Thanks to Elisa from Brooklyn for her participation. We could have easily chosen a student from Greece, Canada, Australia or France.

I’m off to Sicily and Calabria by car (BY CAR!!!!) for the next few weeks to create a lot of little videos on the subject of Southern Italian wine. Be certain to forward them on to your food and wine loving friends.

To see our new youtube channel

To our 2013 calendar

To our our site

Silvestro Silvestori
Sommelier / Owner / Director of The Awaiting Table Cookery School, Lecce, Italy

Silvestro Silvestori, the owner, founder and director of The Awaiting Table Cookery School, Lecce, Italy has been teaching the food and wine of Puglia and particular- Italy’s Salentine peninsula since 2003. In addition to his knowledge of Pugliese food and culture, Silvestro is a nationally-certified sommelier in Italy, and a staff writer for Wine & Spirits magazine, covering all their Southern Italian food and wine content. He has also appeared on American, Australian, Belgian, British, Chinese, Dutch and Italian television, and Italy’s most respected newspaper called him, ‘A national treasure’, and ‘THE anthropologist of the traditional cuisine of the Salento’ for his work in preservation and promotion of Salentine’s food and wine.

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