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Australia loves the Salento and Puglia!



Recently there has a been a lot of literary interest in the food of the Salento, and in Puglia in general: I’ll be publishing two books on the subject in the next two months. And last week a few Australian friends came by to take pictures for their own book as well. Here is video about the event.


Speaking of Australian ties to Puglia, a good friend of the school, Darby Higgs has launched a great magazine on grape diversity in Australian wine. It’s fascinating, even if you don’t live in Australia.

Write me and I can give our readers the free code to enter (in case you’re wondering how cool you are for knowing about the Salento, here is yet more proof).

Enjoy the video. Yes, I know. I put on a lot of winter weight writing the book. Winter has broken and I’m back on my bicycle, the kilos falling away with each peddle.

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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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