In The News

You might be asking yourself, ‘how come I’ve never heard of Puglia, the Salento and Lecce’? That’s a good question, as our region is widely reported on. Here are some of our recent appearances in the world’s magazine, newspapers and television.

Our owner and his beloved FIAT 500, from Bon Appetit magazine.

Reviews of The Awaiting Table Cookery School.


‘Puglia’s pioneering food and wine program’ –The New York Times

The Pugliese food expert’–Bon Appétit Magazine

‘Italy’s Top Cooking Schools’–Food & Wine Magazine

‘A national treasure’ [here in Italy] –Il Corriere della Sera

‘Leading expert in pugliese cuisine’ –The Los Angeles Times

‘What to expect from The Awaiting Table where I was a student? An enormous table lavishly set for twice-daily feasts, cooking in the beautifully appointed kitchen, joined by friends, many of them new, from all over the world. And to come home three pounds lighter. I’ve already scheduled to go back next September’ The Richmond Times- Dispatch.

‘The school’s multifarious owner, a photographer, writer, sommelier, raconteur and king of the kitchen’ –Lonely Planet

‘One of the best in Italy’ –CNN

‘Silvestro Silvestori is (a) a sommelier, cook, teacher, photographer, and director of the internationally acclaimed The Awaiting Table Cooking School and (b) one of the best food writers around.  [His writing is]… an extraordinarily rare glimpse into a rich culinary mind in full flow.’ — John Thorne, author



If you see us anywhere, let us know! We’re in Italy and thus not always able to keep up with all international news.

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