Choosing a cooking school in Italy, you, perhaps, speculate on the destination and its attractions. Italy is a rich and beautiful country with numerous places, worth visiting. One of such places is Puglia, rated in Travel & Leisure Magazine as one of the best Italian destinations. Mario Batali, an American chef and restaurateur, brilliantly describes the region as "exotic, yet accessible, its people are poets and thinkers and workers, and when it all mixes together, it works and is user friendly".
Puglia boasts many undiscovered places and aspects of culture, such as the baroque art set against the rural life, generous products of fruit and vegetables, mighty wines and the finest cuisine in the country.
Other criteria to selecting a cooking school in Italy can be its proximity to main attractions and, at the same time, its spectacular setting, providing an opportunity to enjoy fresh air and treasures of the local nature. In Puglia, there is a cozy town of Lecce, an afternoon train ride from Roma, a center of the Italian vibrant life. However, on its own, the town is a serene and quiet corner of Italy, boasting of the rich culture and amazing countryside. The town is rightfully called by the Italians the Florence of the South for its stunning beauty and vibrant local culture and arts. Here you will find the Awaiting Table, a cooking school in Italy that suits another requirement, a diversity of inspiring culinary classes and cultural programs.
The Awaiting Table is an excellent cooking school in Lecce, providing day, week, weekend and special classes for Italian food lovers. The benefits of choosing this particular cooking school in Italy starts with its online offer of discount airfares from London and ends with a variability of cookery courses and classes, available to suit your taste, budget and time requirements. The full week classes are offered on according to a pre-set schedule. The weekend, day, and custom classes are accessible upon a request during any time not already scheduled. All culinary classes include farm, market, winery and olive grove visits. No day, week or month is the same in the Awaiting Table. The programs vary with the seasonal availability of products and local events and festivals. The Awaiting Table is the only full-time cooking school in Puglia and it often welcomes special guests and prominent members of the food community. For instance, Clifford Wright, a renowned chef, cooking teacher and author of numerous culinary books, is their special guest in September 2005-2006.
Many visitors spend a few days at the arrival city of Roma, come to cook with the Awaiting Table for a week, and then head for the south exploration. The Awaiting Table helps them with their travel arrangements, as it provides visitors with maps, consultations, guidebooks and the Internet to build their future travel plans. Certainly, there are many other cookery courses in Italy, from which to choose. Believe it or not, Italy is incapable of disappointing its visitors in either original ideas or lifelong impressions, but the Awaiting Table is one of those exclusive opportunities to make your culinary travel to Italy memorable and valuable.