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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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Celebrated by the NYT for its role in promoting Puglia's ancient and Unesco...

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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We have now taken three week-long excursions with Cinzia Rascazzo. The first was a week centered in Lecce which included cooking the Pugliese diet (three days of cooking classes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 16, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We have now taken three week-long excursions with Cinzia Rascazzo. The first was a week centered in Lecce which included cooking the Pugliese diet (three days of cooking classes) plus winery and olive oil production tours and tastings, as well as an introduction to Puglia in general. Marika helped on this tour. Marika is a cardiologist and has written the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2016

Our cooking class experience with Cinzia and her gorgeous Mum was way back in September last year but it continues to stay with us months later! Cinzia's generosity, knowledge and personal connection with slow cooking and the culture of Puglia (and Italy) made this afternoon in Lecce (at her parents' place) an absolute delight for my husband and I. We... 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 wonderful review and for attending the cooking class with me and my Mum Dina. We had an amazing time meeting and cooking together with the two of you. I really hope to meet you again either in ITaly or Australia. ARRIVEDERCI! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Where do I begin... I had the most amazing vacation in October. I went to Italy for the first time with my mom and we explored all over the heel of Italy. It was amazing going from coast to coast of the heel. We were part of a small group of 15 that traveled, saw, experienced and ate our way... More 

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

GRAZIE GRAZIE! for such a beautiful review! We all loved having you and the rest of the group with us. I am so happy you enjoyed our time together as much as we did. It was a wonderful week also for us and we really look forward to seeing you all soon again. a big hug from the sunny Lecce.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

Alba houses truffles, wine and hazelnuts...plus food, vines fog and cheeses. A week there that some one else was organising, what was there not to like? It turned out even better than we could have imagined. every day our senses were teased and rewarded; we ate and drank like royalty. We visited a wide range of wineries, sparkling wine houses,... 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. It was so special to see the two of you again.....and this time in the beautiful region Piedmont, my favorite after Puglia of course!. You and the rest of the group made the week really really special and I am so happy that you enjoyed the combination of food and wine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Cooking with Cinzia and her mama was like being among family and friends. The intimate setting of her home made it even more special. The meal we cooked (orrechiete, fish,etc...) was traditional and delicious. I hope to return soon and take another class or maybe an olive oil tasting tour!!!! Grazie !!!!

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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 your review! I and my mamma loved so much having you both with us and really look forward to seeing you soon again. Un abrazo cinzia More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015

Cinzia organized a beautiful visit to an ancient olive grove with trees nearly 2,000 years old. We learned about the conditions for creating real extra virgin olive oil, and the methods of harvest, the history of olive oil usage (fuel vs food), and much more. Next we traveled to a nearby modern olive mill and saw the olive pressing. We... 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 your review!! It was a real pleasure to have you with me and share my passion for olive oil. I am so happy you enjoyed visiting those beautiful 2000 year old olive trees and doing the olive oil tasting. It would be hard to explain our history, cuisine and culture without the olive oil. I... More 

The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Cinzia Rascazzo Artisans of Taste Tours in Puglia Region of Italy was wonderful! I booked the trip through Liz Clark & Odyssey Tours. We stayed at the Patria Palace Hotel in Lecce & spent 7 delightful days touring the culinary wonders of the Puglia region. Cinzia provided us with just the right mixture of history, food & relaxation!! Not to... More 

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

GRAZIE MILLE!! Thank you for posting such a wonderful review. We are so happy to know that you also enjoyed our time together. It was a real pleasure to share our passion and love of our cuisine and culture with all of you. You were amazing students! and the cooking classes as well as everything else were so much fun... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

My fabulous foodie trip to Lecce, Italy was an eight day tour with Stile Mediterraneo, whose very affable and passionate owner, Cinzia Rascazzo, personally escorts, educates, and cooks with you to highlight and teach about the UNESCO cultural heritage cuisine of Puglia that is the Mediterranean Diet. Cinzia, who is a sommelier, extra virgin olive oil panel expert and true... 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 taking the time to write such a wonderful review about us. It is a pleasure to have students that appreciate what we are doing in order to preserve our ancient Mediterranean Diet and promote its healthy benefits. It is also a pleasure to know that you are enjoying our recipes and the ebook that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2015

Cinzia, Marika and Dina are the most engaging hosts and teachers! my daughters and i learned so much and laughed so much during our three days at Stile Mediterraneo - about Pugliese cooking and culture and traditions. the food was spectacular - and healthy! Now we find ourselves smelling olive oil everywhere we go. Cinzia's teaching style is clear and... More 

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

Dear Nancy, Miriam and Anna! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you with us, cook together and taste the olive oil together....and get to know you! We all hope to see you very soon again. Un abbraccio and thank you for coming all the way to Lecce to celebrate your special birthday... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

15 lucky people spent 8 days with Cinzia Rascazzo, the gourmet/chef owner her sister Markia and there mother Dina and father. If you have the opportunity to go - don't pass it up. We stayed at Patria Palace Hotel in Lecce. Cinzia, delighted our senses with the producing our own Mediterranean healthy diet meals. We visited local pastry, pasta, ice... 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 this super lovely review. It was so much for all of us to welcome such a wonderful and sweet group in our home and share our love of our food, wine and history with all of you. It was so sad when you left after such a special week. Your smiles and happiness will stay... More 

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