In Italy cooking is an Art, a celebration, eating well a genuine Pleasure to share with others.
This course combines the interests in reading, storytelling and the passion for Italian Cuisine. You’ll discover that the culinary traditions of the South of Italy is an extraordinary mosaic of micro-worlds, Arabic, Greek, Roman and Norman.
During the course, we will practice “Samar” (from the arabic=storytelling at sunset), a custom practiced by the people of the Mediterranean, still alive in Apulia.
“Samar” is the pleasure of meeting in the evening to prepare and share local food, to tell in turn “Li Cunti”, stories by the fire.
“Samar” above all means “honoring the ceremony of hospitality”, during which the family gathered, offering food and confort to the guest passing by, in return the family received the gift of his tales of distant places, epic gestures, of magical encounters between man and nature.
Level required for this course: B1,B2,C1;C2.
For small groups (3-5 max.) or at least 2 partecipants (same level).
Please, subscribe at least 30 days before the start of your course.
Readings suggested for this course:
- “Le nuove ricette del cuore” by Anna Sacchi Ferrero, Blu (2008) pp 159.
- “Mangiare” di Paolo Rossi, edition Il Mulino, 2011. pp 156.
- “A tavola con Jasmine”, tales of the thousand and one nights and Arabic-Sicilian recipes, with an introduction by Andrea Camilleri.
- The succulent dinners of the “Commissario Montalbano” : texts from “la Gita a Tindari” (2000) and “Il campo del vasaio” (2008) by Andrea Camilleri.
- 2 h readings & conversations per day (9.00-11.00 am. from Monday to Friday).
- 9 h afternoon cooking lessons (3h per day) + 3 final dinners with LITERARY APPETIZERS…
- 1 excursion to Martina Franca or to Locorotondo.
- 1 free afternoon is planned.
- Check in: on Sunday
- Check out: on Saturday morning before 11.00 am.
Literary courses held in Cisternino (Apulia) have the following cost: