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  • Dates 23-29 May 2010•

    Cooking in Puglia

    What is included: Accommodation in a trullo, breakfast and lunch or dinner every day (see below) with local wine, transfers from railway station/airport (Bari/Brindisi) at beginning and end of stay, excursions and tuition fees.

    What is not: Travel to and from Italy. One meal a day, and medical and other insurance.

    Groups of three or more sharing a room: special rates apply

    © 2010 Alberobello e più holidays

    Make the traditional oriecchiette, Puglia’s

    favourite pasta

    Learn what to do with the catch of the day ... your table awaits the results !

    The concept

    In a group of ten or so, learn the basics of the traditional cookery of the Puglia region, which draws heavily on fresh local ingredients, notably olive oil.

    A taster:

    get hands-on with pasta, especially the traditional • oriecchiete tackle fresh fish, caught that day in the Adriatic Sea, twenty • minutes’ drive away visit Alberobello’s Thursday market and cook up a • ragù for lunch, the meat sauce traditionally eaten on that day learn about the • cucina povera, the original ways with pulses, bread dough and tomatoes

    The chef

    A true character, and chef at the nearby Masseria San Marco in Fasano, Peppino Palmisano will guide you through the above, delighting you with his enthusiastic and experienced approach.

    The classes

    Peppino speaks Italian and we provide translation into English, French or German (depending on class).

    Market day is Thursday

    Puglian cookery

    Price € 990 • per week (plus € 100 for single-room occupancy) € 790• for non-cooking partners

  • © 2010 Alberobello e più holidays

    PROGRAMME

    Day 1 (Sunday) Arrival and transfer to accommodation Settle into rooms, welcome drink, presentation of programme and group, dinner together

    Day 2 (Monday) Breakfast Morning: Cookery class - pulses, meat Shopping for ingredients, followed by class and lunch.

    Menu:

    Purè di fave con contorni di verdure mediterranee Pasta e fagioli Costolette e braciole di maialino locale arrosto Contorni

    Accompanying wine: negroamaro

    4.30 pm: Guided tour of the historical centre of Alberobello, the famous “Trulli capital”. The town was recognized in 1996 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Belvedere dei Trulli • and Rione Monumentale Aia Piccoli Casa D’Amore• Museo del Territorio “Casa Pezzolla”• Rione monumentale ai Monti• Chiesa di Sant’Antonio •

    www.alberobello.net www.comune.alberobello.ba.it www.trulliland.it www.sylvanet.it

    Wine tasting at the Museo del Vino Cantina Albea

    www.albeavini.com

    Dinner (individual programme)

    Day 3 (Tuesday) Breakfast Morning: Cookery class - fish Shopping for ingredients , if possible directly from the fishing boats bringing in the catch of the day, followed by class and lunch.

    Menu:

    Alici in salsa, frittura di calamari e pesce azzurro, polipo di scoglio alla luciana Cavatelli fagioli e cozze Orate e spigole al forno Contorni

    Accompanying wine: verdeca

    4 pm: Guided tour of Grotte di Castellana (caves)

    A spectacular one-kilometre walk along an ancient river • winding between stalactites and stalagmites carved from the rock (50 minutes).

    www.grottedicastellana.it

    Dinner (individual programme)

    Day 4 (Wednesday) Breakfast Morning: Cookery class - locally grown vegetables (cauliflower, potatoes, peppers, courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes) Class and lunch.

    Menu:

    Formaggi locali, mozzarelle Parmigiana di melanzane Agnello al forno con patate e lampascioni Contorni

    Accompanying wine: primitivo

    Afternoon: free Dinner (individual programme

    Day 5 (Thursday) Breakfast Morning: Cookery class - traditional special-occasion meal (local pasta and meat) Shopping for ingredients, followed by class and lunch.

    Menu:

    Antipasti Orecchiette al ragù di carne Braciole e polpette Contorni

    Accompanying wine: nero di troia

    4.30 pm: Excursion to Martina Franca, beautiful white hilltop village near Alberobello, with its charming crooked alleyways and flowery balconies.

    Dinner in Martina Franca, individually or with the group

    www.martinafrancatour.it

    Day 6 (Friday) Breakfast

    Morning free

    Excursion to the seaside

    5 pm: Cookery class - mediterranean-style dinner (shellfish, swordfish, calamari, mussels, anchovies) Shopping for ingredients, followed by class and dinner/end-of- week party: music and dancing; souvenir of your stay

    Menu:

    Antipasti di mare Linguina agli scampi Pesce spada alla brace Contorno di verdure

    Accompanying wine: rosato

    Day 7 (Saturday) 10 am: Breakfast and check-out

    Practicalities: Dinner can be arranged for the group at local restaurants. We are happy to recommend our favourites.

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