We are so excited to finalise the details of our Kitchen Skills holiday. The wonderful chef Joe Hunt will join us from the UK to lead classes with hands on opportunities to practise and improve your kitchen skills such as knife skills, butchery, fish preparation, and bread, pasta and cheese making.
I first met Joe on a Fillet-a-Fish course at the fantastic Tideswell School of Food in Derbyshire. He’s entertaining, knowledgeable, patient and passionate about good, local food. I was delighted when he agreed to come and join us. As well as the hands on sessions we’ll explore some of the best that Puglia has to offer. And Puglia is famous for it’s food and wine. We’ll visit local farms and watch them make mozzerella, sample olive oil – learning the difference between good and bad, and visit local markets, fish markets and butchers. Aimed at people who “can cook” but are keen to hone their skills, we’ll spend time learning, relaxing and having fun, emerged in this field-to-fork culture.
Home to over 50 million olive trees (some 3000 years old), the Primitivo grape and the breadbasket of Italy, Puglia’s local producers are dedicated to the quality and tradition of their food. And they will delight in sharing their enthusiasm with you.
This year our Kitchen Skills holiday will be held the week of October 5th. For more information (and details of our other culinary tours), see our Gourmet Puglia website here.