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Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia

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Address: Via Salandra, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 451 4324
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Description: Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting Puglia's ancient and...
Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting Puglia's ancient and Unesco heritage cuisine, Stile Mediterraneo Cooking & Wine School offers first class and unique culinary and cultural experiences with highly professional local experts. From hands on cooking classes, to visits to best markets and food producers, all experiences are a way to learn about the authentic culture of Puglia with the local food & wine experts. Classes are hands on and take place in different locations around Lecce and Puglia. Wine tour and visits to artisans are provided in Lecce and rest of Puglia. You will learn an ancient cuisine that in Southern Italian was handed down mother to daughter for centuries (as NO MEN would be allowed into a real Pugliese cuisine!) And that is today Unesco heritage as well as one of the healthiest in the world, according to Harvard Medical School. You will learn the unique Stile Mediterraneo cookery method put together by food expert, Cinzia Rascazzo, and her team of doctors and cardiologists: this is a unique method that enhances food nutrients and flavors and is only taught at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking School. The Stile Mediterraneo School was founded by Cinzia Rascazzo, certified olive oil taster, 3rd level AIS wine sommelier, Harvard MBA.
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A great way to spend an afternoon!

My husband and I and two friends took one of Cinzia's cookery classes on a recent trip to Puglia and what a brilliant time we had! Cinzia had been so accommodating in the run... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

My husband and I and two friends took one of Cinzia's cookery classes on a recent trip to Puglia and what a brilliant time we had! Cinzia had been so accommodating in the run up to the class - my friend and I are both pregnant so we had lots of conversations about the menu and what we could eat... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

I and my mum Dina can't thank the four of you enough for having attended our class. It was so much fun to have you here, cook with you, make pasta ....under my mum's guidance. We really hope we will stay in touch and the four of you will come visit us again very soon. I and my mom would... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I just came back from Lecce and I just have to say this was a wonderful experience! Cinzia and her mom, Dina were such a joy to meet and made the class so much fun. Cinzia is very sweet, soft-spoken and full of information on the Puglia food style, olive oils, wines and different foods. I took her offer of... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure for me and my mum Dina to have you with us and share our passion for our cuisine and region with you. It was so much fun and lovely to cook with you. You brought so much joy and happiness and really felt like cooking, drinking and eating with a good "friend!! Thank you so... More 

Seeley Lake, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Definitely the #1 thing to do in Puglia. Planning a trip with Stile Mediterraneo is a MUST. Local food, wine, olive oil, history, and cooking with a native ambassador of the region is more than anyone could ask for. Plus, she's a ton of fun!

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was wonderful to have you here and share our love of our region, good food and good life with you. We can't wait to have you again here. Arrivederci! More 

Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A few years ago, I had the delightful experience of making with orecchiette pasta with Cinzia and her mother (see my review August 2012). I knew from that moment on that I wanted to return to learn more about food and life in Puglia and of course, cook with Cinzia again. This past September, my husband and I spent a... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

Grazie mille! It was such a pleasure to have you back with us. It is always wonderful to share the secrets of our cuisine and culture with people who love good food and good life, like you do! We can't wait to have you back here. Ciao Ciao! More 

Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Our family recently went to Puglia and spent a week with Cinzia, her sister, Marika, and their mother Dina. What a unique, informative and amazing experience! We learned so much about the local culture and cuisine in such a truly authentic setting.The hands-on experience of our family cooking, kneading, eating, drinking and getting to know this warm and hospitable family... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

Grazie mille for your review and for coming to our Cooking School! We shared such great moments with you and your family. We would LOVE to have you back here for more cooking, wine and ...fun! un abbraccio! cinzia More 

Linwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My wife and I had the distinct pleasure of our chance finding of Stile Mediteraneo. Wanting to know more about Italian cooking that was healthy and tasted good led us to the three women who run this seven day excursion. We left with great friends and full appreciation for the food, wine and above all olive oil that forms the... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

Having the two of you with us was a real pleasure! Your willingness to learn about our culture and cuisine, your love for everything Italian and your smiles made our week together really unique. Also, given your expertise in the medical field, I and Marika loved to have the opportunity to discuss the health benefits of our Mediterranean diet and... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cinzia is well educated in a number of areas, and she is a wonderful teacher and hostess. I did a cooking class with her (and her Mom, Dina, who is warm and adorable) which was educational, fun and very yummy. Cinzia is very comfortable and laid-back, but is focused on ensuring the guests are learning and having a good time.... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

My dear friends in San Francisco. I and my mom Dina loved to have you here, to cook together and to share such great moments with you. Thank you so much for joining us. We really hope to see you again. a presto! More 

Pacific Grove
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We left the class each evening with big smiles on our faces and full tummies. Cinzia and her mother Dina provide so much more than just lessons on how to cook delicious, healthy, simple dishes. We had a rich glimpse into the lives of southern Italian families. From hand made pastas to savory sauces, we experienced the traditions of Puglia... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

What a wonderful time we shared! My mom still talks about the two of you. Thank you so much for attending our classes and for making our classes so much fun. We would love to see you again either in California or Italy again.... un abbraccio from me and Dina More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of taking a cooking class with Cinzia (and her wonderful mother!) during our travels in southern Italy. I must say that this is actually the first review I have ever written on Tripadvisor, but could not let this experience go without being shared...it was incredible! My husband and I have been fortunate... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

Thank you so much to the two of you for joining me and my mom. IT was a real pleasure also for me and my mom to have you here and get to know you. And we love to share our cuisine, culture and olive oil knowledge with people who appreciate healthy food made with high quality ingredients like you... More 

Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A friend invited me to join her on a trip to Southern Italy for cooking classes and a chance to check out the great things we''d heard about Puglia. Another friend joined in and we had a great trip in everyway imaginable and especially in developing our senses to savor the culinary delights of the region. We were not disappointed... More 

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StileMediterraneo, Owner at Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. Also for me and my mom it was so special to share such memorable moments with you, our new friend from Virginia. Your appreciation for high quality and nutritious food, your love of Italian wines....and people....your friendship from the very first moment, made this week really unique. I know i will... More 

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Address: Address: Via Salandra, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 451 4324
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Puglia  >  Province of Lecce  >  Lecce

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