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Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia

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Address: Via Armando Diaz, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Phone Number: +39 348 451 4324
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Description: Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting the ancient and healthy...
Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting the ancient and healthy cuisine of Puglia that Southern Italian women have been handing down for centuries, Stile Mediterraneo offers first class and unique culinary and cultural experiences with highly professional local experts. The School was founded by the two sisters Marika (Cardiologist) and Cinzia Rascazzo (certified extra virgin olive oil taster, 3rd level AIS wine sommelier, Harvard MBA. They are Ambassadors of Puglia's authentic Mediterranean Cuisine and they teach a unique cooking method and approach to food that can contribute to the improvement of health and wellbeing. Their goal is to share the secrets of their ancient cuisine and culture. Attend cooking classes with Cinzia, Marika and their mamma Dina. Taste excellent wines and extra virgin olive oils and visit very select wineries and olive oil producers. Learn about the authentic local culture, food and tradition and have fun meeting new local friends! Hope to have you here! Cinzia, Marika and Mamma Dina
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I wanna go back...again.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Seeley Lake, Montana
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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
1 review
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
2 reviews
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

North Garden
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I first read about Cinzia and her sister in the New York Times travel section (April 2014). I was intrigued so I signed up for the five day itinerary, and I am so glad I did. Two friends went with me, but anyone could feel safe to go solo. The cooking classes, the olive oil tasting, the wine tasting were... More 

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

I and my mom want to thank you so much for having come all the way from the US to attend our classes. What special moments we shared. You really are part of our family! Italy misses you. I know I will see you and your two wonderful friends soon again. GRAZIE! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Two friends and I went to Lecce and spent 5 days with Cinzia. She is the perfect guide in so many ways. She's a delightful and well-educated woman, able to communicate enormous amounts of information in a captivating manner. She knows so much about the history, culture, agriculture, and food of the area, and helped us to really appreciate all... More 

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

Grazie mille for this wonderful review and for having traveled all the way from your home to attend our classes and week in Puglia. It was such a special week also for me and my mom and we are so grateful for the wonderful friendship we built. Your appreciation for good food, good wine, good life.....and good friends.....made the whole... More 

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