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video: how to make the year's tomato sauce


Our tenth birthday came and went, the empty wine bottles filling the recycling bins.  We’re now officially ten years old, our youth giving away to a more mature school, however small we remain.

Here is a short video shot for Italian television about our making of the annual tomato sauce.

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If you’d like to come for other canning projections, considering to San Martino in November. We still have space, and it’s the week we cook dinner by candle light.We’d be thrilled to have you, to finally meet you.

kitchen castle

For San Martino and our 2013 calendar

For our 2014 calendar, including our 11th birthday when we make the tomato sauce for the year.

To watch more videos.



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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