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Stile Mediterraneo Cooking Wine and Language School in Puglia

Via Armando Diaz, 73100 Lecce, Italy
+39 348 451 4324
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Ranked #3 of 31 Activities in Lecce
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting the ancient and healthy cuisine of Puglia that...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: 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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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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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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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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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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San Diego, California
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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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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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North Garden
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

My mother and I spent 4 days with Cinzia. What a treat! And one lovely evening cooking with her and her mother, Dina!! Cinzia is one of those rare authentic persons you rarely find. She loves what she does and that is contagious. From. Learning about olive oil, healthy Mediterranean cuisine, cooking, wine or just puglia, it was a great... More 

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

Cheres Marie-France and Ginette!, it was a pleasure for me and my mom Dina to have you with us. It so much fun to get to know you and to share our love and passion for our cuisine, culture and home region with you. We really hope to see you again very soon either in Montreal or Italy. Gros bisous... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

HI...I can only say that this has been a most memorable travel experience...I planned a birthday trip to italy, and hoped some friends would join me....but after a time, no one seemed to want to do the same things as me..so i went SOLO. and what a wonderful experience I had. From the start, booking the tour was easy ..using... More 

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

Dear Mary Kay! It was such a pleasure for me, Marika and our mamma Dina to have you with us. We loved meeting you and sharing our culture and food with you. It was so special that you decided to attend our tour as a way to celebrate your birthday. We would love to see you again some time soon.... More 

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