Silvestro Salento

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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
the year aheadWhat’s new here in Puglia? For one, we’re starting our own YouTube-based show called Silvestro’s Olive Tree (We originally wanted to call it ‘Silvestro’s Iceberg’, the concept that the visible part of the iceberg is the smallest).  The social media response dictated that we switch it to an olive tree, with the underground roots representing […]Read more
wine tasting
how to taste wineCan you learn everything there is to know about blind tasting in 4 minutes? No, not even 4 years but I do hope to reveal what is behind the curtain a bit, to show that blind tasting is a learnable skill, versus the more common refrain, that some of us are just more sensitive than […]Read more
advanced course for returning studentsThere are the courses that we teach and those that we wish we could teach all the time, and this is certainly the latter. We’re even more excited about the advanced course than the returning students. How to make wine. You’ll hand-pick and then press the grapes,  tipping them not into space age, stainless steel pods, […]Read more
new courses in 2017We’re happiest when we’re trying to figure out something new. And towards that, each year we add a new course. Only that next year we’re actually adding four. Our Advanced Course for Returning Students. Pick grapes. Make wine. Bake bread in a wood-fired oven. Make vinegar. Make vincotto. Swim in the baron’s pool twice a […]Read more
Cooking in Puglia – new short film from ItalyThere has been a sea change in how we consume information. And our new site will be reflecting that, starting with this tiny taste of what we do. And of course it will be in constant evolution as we film more courses. In the meantime, enjoy it, share it with friends that really love Italy and be […]Read more
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