Silvestro Salento

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Mario our butcher al castello‘I have it in the blood’, he says, his face registering both senses. ‘My father started teaching me when I was 15. He learned from his father, my paternal grandfather. There was a time when I thought about going into police work….. - Read more
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peaches in primitivoCome summer here in Puglia, each of us of develops a strategy for keeping cool. For me it most often involves a 150 year old stoneware vessel kept the bottom of the refrigerator all through the summer months. In it you’ll find peaches in primitivo, the two mingling until the peaches are as black as […]Read more
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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