Silvestro Salento

recent press  For the last 11 years we’ve had our fair share of favourable press but lately, something has changed. A few weeks ago we were in the New York Times for the third time in two years. The region was in The Guardian. The city of Lecce is in the running for the capitol of […]Read more
How to travel Puglia
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 […]Read more
video: cooking in candle light in a castle in Italy.We’ve been making a lot of videos lately. Here is one made for Italian television. It’s the week of San Valentino, when we cook each dinner by candle light.       If you want to get a hold of us, just respond to this email. We’d love to hear from you!   Silvestro Silvestori […]Read more
How to travel Puglia
orecchiette at the castle: videoEven with all the recent sunshine here in the Salento, winter seems to be arriving. Still, here is a last shot of summer! And what one of our castle courses has to offer.    Video: how to cook in an Italian castle.   December course 2013 to our site. to our youtube channel    Read more
video: students teach you to make la salsa.If you only have time to watch one of our many videos this year, make sure that this is the one.   Click below. Video: Students teach you how to make our annual tomato sauce. Plus surprise ending!   To come in December of this year. Space still available. To come next year. To write […]Read more
video: a lunch in southern italyHere is another video, and this time you don’t need any Italian language skills to enjoy it.   play video 2013 calendar. We still have space for our December courses! Come see the Christmas lights in Italy, get your hands on first of the Salento’s autumnal vegetables. 2014 calendar. Our site.Read more
video: le orecchiette with pork belly and cabbageAnother big week of courses at the Lecce school this week. We’re in a big canning phase, putting up both peperoncini under vinegar (30 jars) and zucchine with mint under extra virgin (notice that the vegetable, AKA ‘courgette’, is feminine in Italian). While we cook, eat and drink this week, getting to know this part […]Read more
video: how to make the year’s tomato sauce  Our tenth birthday came and went, the empty wine bottles filling the recycling bins.  We’re now officially ten years old, our youth giving away to a more mature school, however small we remain. Here is a short video shot for Italian television about our making of the annual tomato sauce. Click here for Video. […]Read more
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