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Learn real Puglian cooking with a wonderful Italian lady

Meeting and cooking with Anna Maria was one of the highlights of our trip to Puglia. First, Anna... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Wonderful time

Had a great time learning to cook some Italian dishes here... Very friendly, delicious food, and a... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2015
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17 Sep 2016
“Learn real Puglian cooking with a wonderful Italian lady”
20 Apr 2015
“Wonderful time ”
Italian and apulian cooking school since 2004 in Lecce, valle d' Itria, Taramto and,,,new in Matera! Simple cooking with the best ingredients!
Via Lupiae 29 | In the Sassi, Near to obelisco, 73100, Lecce, Italy
+39 368 251 006
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Meeting and cooking with Anna Maria was one of the highlights of our trip to Puglia. First, Anna Maria is what I would call a modern Italian cook. She had so much warm energy and a very funny sense of humor from the minute we...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Had a great time learning to cook some Italian dishes here... Very friendly, delicious food, and a fun evening. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 27 September 2014

Ana Maria first took us to the local market to buy fresh ingredients for the lunch we would prepare. Cooking class took place in a brand new cooking studio, which she probably rents per event. Under her guidance, we made (very) substantial antipasti, homemade pasta,...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Karen B
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Visited southern Italy with my sisters. Our grandparents were all from Puglia. We found Anna-Maria online. We drove to Lecce on a very warm day ( it reached 104F by 2 pm). Her " cooking" apartment is lovely ( a/c,by the way). After espresso, we...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank Jacq047
Reviewed 18 October 2012

I recently went to Salento Italy and through a friend in New York City, had the good fortune of getting connected Anna-Maria Chirone, a famous local chef and also the author of the book "Salento Flavors". I and a friend participated in a cooking class...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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Anna Maria C, Proprietario at Il Gusto Del Tacco, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2012

Thank you very much! I wait to see you in Lecce!

Reviewed 30 September 2012

Lecce was a discovery for me, a small town with such abundance of beauty and great fun, the most attractive architecture and slow motion lifestyle to which you adjust and enjoy very fast. the churches and the Duommo and the narrow alleys, pleasure.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Sara A
Reviewed 24 June 2012

During our roundtrip through Southern Italy we also stopped by in Lecce. There we attended a private italian cooking lesson where Anna Maria Chirone taught us how to make our own pasta. The cooking lesson took place in a very nice apartment close to the...More

Date of experience: June 2012
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We were a group of four attending this cooking class. We made some lovely food, including our own pasta. I really enjoyed it and would recommend this to anyone with an interest in cooking (or eating!). Anna was very welcoming and friendly. I am not...More

Thank shima-shah
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Anna is very good at cooking. Because her mom is very good, she would be surely taught it by the mom. The food of Puglia is very deliciousThe dish using it is the same level as a prestigious restaurant.Please experience a cooking class if there...More

Date of experience: February 2011
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