Some of the great people who follow my exploits in Pontelandolfo (BN), have asked why they too can’t experience the life in a little Italian village. Hmmm, I thought, why can’t you! From Saturday, May 21 to Saturday, May 28, 2016 a very small group – 5-10 people only – will be up to their elbows in Southern Italian home cooking and up to their ears in village life.
For one week, become part of a very small hill top village. No belching tourist buses unloading hordes of people. No souvenir shops filled with stuff made somewhere else. Instead, discover the heart and soul of Southern Italy through its people and food. The Italy that still rests in the afternoon. The Italy that loves to shop directly from the local butchers, pasticceria, fruit and vegetable trucks and the weekly outdoor market.
Hmmm, the scents of fresh vegetables, herbs, meats and grains waft through the kitchen. Pots simmer, pasta boards are out and a wood fire burns in the oven. Welcome to the kitchens of Pontelandolfo. Experience the Southern Italian cooking perfected by the women of the south. Not in a restaurant, not in a cooking school but in the same kitchens these women use to feed their families. Learn the recipes and techniques that have been passed down for generations. Roll up your sleeves, don your apron and get ready to cook.
A local translator will be available for all classes. Or you can practice your Italian – all the cooks and local shop owners only speak Italian.
Transportation from the Benevento Train Station to Pontelandolfo
7 nights, single room, with television, refrigerator, morning caffè and coronetto
Welcoming apertivo in a local bar.
Sunday Pranza (Lunch)
5 morning Cooking Classes with local cooks culminating in lunch.
Excursion to the Festa of St. Rita in Casalduni
Excursion to Roman Ruins – Altilia Ruins
Walking Tour of The City of Martyrs – Pontelandolfo 1861
Wine tasting at a local vintner
Meet the local butchers, baker and cheese makers.
Excursion to the museums and shops of Benevento
Transportation to a different local restaurant each night.
Leave a comment asking for the particulars and I will e-mail you!
Nonna’s Mulberry Tree’s first Italian excursion to Alghero, Sardinia with great Italian classes at Centro Mediterraneo Pintadera was a smashing success. A second adventure is scheduled for October 2016! More to follow!