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Come mangiare e bere ad arrivare a cent’anni

There is a way of eating that has been proven to keep you alive longer than any other. You’ll barely remember that though, as you’ll just fall so madly in love with the flavours.


Few think of liquors as preserving fruit. Inside of Italy the concept is usually referred to as ‘rosolio’. The only one that is particular famous outside of Italy, is limoncello, which is just one of many.

Like the words ‘pickles’ or ‘pickled’,  in English, ‘sott’aceti’, means ‘under vinegar’, which uses an acid to preserve. These are some of the oldest dishes on earth, all across cultures. They are among mankind’s oldest inventions.

Where to meet: At 11:00 AM in Lecce at Porta Napoli on Monday morning, with your luggage. We handle all transportation down to the castle.

Where: at the baron’s castle an hour south of Lecce.

Length of course: From Monday to Saturday morning.

Taught in: English by Dr. Michael Crupain, Dr. Mike Roize and Silvestro Silvestori.

Cost: 2,495 Euro per person (View Calendar)

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There is no more important determinant of health than YOU: Your habits, like the way you sleep, handle stress and exercise can you age you prematurely. Or make you younger. Food though, is the single most important factor that determines your longevity. 5 foods that age us: red meat, processed meat, saturated fats, sugary drinks and salt. 5 foods that make us younger. Fruit, vegetables, fish, polyunsaturated fats, and whole grains.

The cuisine of Puglia developed over time to achieve the ideal ratio of these foods.

How To Eat And Drink To Be 100

We’ve always known that we can eat ourselves healthy but science keeps confirming that we can also eat ourselves towards much longer lives. One part of the world just so happens to grow more of these life-enriching foods than any other. Yes, it’s in Southern Italy. In your heart, you probably already expected that.

And while this course is tremendous fun and you’ll learn all about Southern Italian food and wine, it’s actually an investment in your future self.

Join Preventive Medicine and Longevity experts Dr. Michael Crupain and Dr. Mike Roizen as they partner with Silvestro Silvestori to learn about the world’s healthiest, cultural-based way of eating on earth, the true Mediterranean diet.

You’ll learn not only about these world-class ingredients but also how to make them sing back in your own homes, for the rest of your LONGER life.

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Who you’ll meet:

Dr. Michael Roizen (Mike) is chief wellness officer emeritus of the Cleveland Clinic, and served as founding chair of its Wellness Institute from 2007 to 2017. Certified in internal medicine and anaesthesiology, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and Alpha Omega Alpha honour society from University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine.  When he was the dean of the College of Medicine at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, he developed a curriculum that taught students how to cook healthy meals.  He has written more than 188 peer-reviewed scientific publications, four New York Times #1 best sellers, and nine overall best sellers. He wrote his most recent books What to Eat When and the What To Eat When Cookbook, Dr. Crupain. Dr. Roizen is devoted to helping people live younger.

Dr. Michael Crupain (Michael) is a multiple Emmy Award–winning producer, the chief medical officer for Sharecare and the head of the medical unit at The Doctor Oz Show. He is board certified in preventive medicine and a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. He completed his residency and master’s in public health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he is a member of the faculty. A graduate of New York Medical College and Duke University, he previously ran the food safety testing program at Consumer Reports and is passionate about creating a healthier world through policy and culture change. He is the author of the best selling books What To Eat When and the upcoming What To Eat When Cookbook.  Michael cooks every day and is excited to return to Lecce and The Awaiting Table.

Silvestro Silvestori is wine magazine journalist, a university lecturer and the founder, teacher and sommelier at The Awaiting Table, in Lecce, Italy, Puglia’s oldest cooking school. He closes the school for two months every year to bicycle Southern Italian wine country, and is now turning the annual trips into a 10-part television series.

You learn:

  • How to harness the power of the traditional Mediterranean plant based diet to improve health and longevity
  • The five foods you aren’t eating enough of and the traditional Puglian dishes that makes including them in your diet easy.
  • Why olive oil should be your number one choice of fat in the kitchen and how to find the best
  • Why you don’t need to be afraid of carbs, especially pasta, and how to cook other whole grains you haven’t even heard of yet.
  • About the wine some of the world’s longest living people drink.
  • What science is showing Italians knew all along about the power of When you eat. 
  • ** How to drink wine in moderation.

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** All lessons in moderation are theoretical during actual course at castle. Practical moderation begins Saturday morning.