The Awaiting Table in the Press

While our school has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and television, here are some of our favourites-


From Bon Appetit- Silvestro and his beloved Fiat 500-



‘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




Other Magazines and Online News about us-

It’s Artichoke Time In Italy — And Here


The Los Angeles Times – Daily Dish


The pugliese food expert’
Bon Appétit Magazine

‘Italy’s Top Cooking Schools’
Food and Wine Magazine

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

‘Leading expert in pugliese cuisine’
The Los Angeles Times

‘The Awaiting Table Cookery school is ultimate laboratory for the preservation of the antique flavours of Puglia’
La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno

‘No.2 thing to do in Puglia’
Trip Advisor

‘One of the best in Italy’

“Un caso di emigrazione al contrario, il buen retiro nel sud Italia di Silvestro Silvestori. Un americano di origini pugliesi. Cuoco, maestro di cucina, ricercatore di antiche armonie da portare a tavola, archeologo dei sapori. Stamattina ci ha aperto le porte del suo mondo, una casa-laboratorio, una scuola di cucina, un luogo meraviglioso nel centro storico di Lecce.”
See the video at Salento WebTV


We’ve also been on TV:

Ciao Puglia
USA and Canada

Flanders in Vancanza
Belgium and Holland



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

Members of the Media & Bloggers:
If interested in the food and/or wine of the Salento, Puglia or the entire south,  please email Silvestro. Photos, content, student references and exclusive recipes are all available for your story. Please see also our media kit for content points and downloadable photographs.  

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