Silvestro Salento

italian art
Italian Art and Italian FoodWe all know that climate and agriculture influence local cooking in Italy but does art as well? I try to answer this in under three minutes, using our most famous local artist in Lecce, Eugenio Maccagnani. Tell us what you think? New film: Art and Cooking in Puglia To our calendar To our site To […]Read more
Can architecture affect cuisine
Can architecture affect cuisine? La pagghiara and la cicoriaCan architecture affect cuisine ?  It did here. And cuisine affected architecture in turn. And I’ll prove it in just under 4 minutes. Our 4th film in the series. Our new site goes active later this month. And our first book comes out as well. We’d love to hear from you if have any suggestions for […]Read more
the wine and architecture of puglia
The Wine and Architecture of PugliaThe Wine and Architecture of Puglia – short film n. 3 Most of us would argue that the definition of a great wine is when it comes from a specific place, and that it couldn’t from anyplace else. But is that true of culture, or just the land? And what about architecture? And building materials? […]Read more
cooking in italy salento map
Cooking in Italy: where Puglia endsCooking in Italy: where Puglia ends When we say here that we love Puglia, it isn’t bragging, if only because no one here considers where we live as Puglia. Puglia is a place you visit if you live here in the Salento. Both are great, but very, very different.  How, exactly? Here is a short […]Read more
pictures of lecce
Pretty pictures from LeccePretty pictures from Lecce (and they are not even ours). A nice little escape to Italy,  courtesy of a great photographer in Canada. To see our daily pictures on Facebook Or just respond to this email if you have any questions!  Read more
taieddha ricetta salento
New short film from ItalyThe first of 24 short-subject films on the relationship between art, faith, architecture, art, climate, politics, language and the food and wine of Italy’s Salentine peninsula. I’ve been wanting to do something like this for years. It turns out that I had to study filmmaking in order to able to, which is not an easy […]Read more
How to travel Puglia
Free Guide to How to Travel PugliaTravel Tips and Tricks and What to Expect of the Food and Wine while in Puglia – Free guide to how to travel Puglia I mostly just listen. And mostly the comments aren’t even aimed at me, but for the other students around the table. ‘We just spent four days in x but I don’t […]Read more
olive harvest in Puglia
Come pick olives in Italy, make our Extra Virgin!A new film about our last cookery course dedicated to extra virgin olive oil. Way in the back of the warehouse was,’The wall of horrors’, a strange collection of bottles and cans, floor to ceiling. Other than the fact that there was only one version of each brand, you could have easily mistaken the motley […]Read more
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