Organic cooking in Italy – the top ten culinary holidays in Essential Travel

wood oven pizzaOur fantastic range of unique cooking holidays has once again got attention in the press this week – with our organic cooking holiday in Italy featured in the top ten culinary holidays worldwide in Esssential Travel!

Read the article below… gives you something different in Italy: organic cooking. Puglia is Italy’s third largest producer of organic foods, has over 300 days of sunshine each year and is home to some of the country’s most beautiful scenery. The package offered gives you a seven or eight night stay at Masseria Montenapoleone, a luxurious five-star hotel, where you will learn to cook in professional kitchens. Although Italy takes their cooking seriously, the lessons are informal, fun and relaxed. The local cook or the professional chef at Masseria will open their revolving kitchen doors and teach you how to cook authentic and tasteful Italian dishes. From breads, pastas and risottos to mouth-watering desserts, Italy promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Traditional Italian Cooking
As for the organic part, the ingredients you source are locally produced by Masseria’s very own organic farmland and from farms in the surrounding area. Imagine starting the cooking procedure at the very beginning by collecting the organic ingredients and getting the opportunity to visit and chat to the various suppliers. But your time in Italy won’t only be spent learning how to cook. The package also includes a visit to a local seafood market and an excursion to the wine museum.
Other excursions include a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Alberobello, visiting the enchanting town of Polignano al Mare, popping in at (and hopefully getting samples from) the cheese and biscuit producers and too many other places to mention. Between all of this, you’ll receive up to five cooking lessons. At the end of the day, you’re bound to be just a little knackered and the stylish Massiera Hotel will take of care of that with its tranquil, relaxing ambience.’

Discover our organic cookery holiday in Puglia, Italy for yourself here.

Read the full Top Ten Culinary Holidays article here…

PLEASE NOTE: This organic cookery holiday is no longer running but fear not! We have more fabulous cookery holidays in Puglia that offer great cooking lessons with the freshest ingredients.