Discover the secrets of delicious Southern Italian Cuisine in this special cooking class.
Ostuni is one of the most stunning cities in southern Italy famous for the dazzling effect of its whitewashed houses. It is a genuine and charming example of Mediterranean architecture.Meet your local chef at your hotel in Ostuni and begin this amazing experience through traditional italian taste.Follow your local chef and learn how to prepare a delicious meal:Starters: Selection of cold cuts including capocollo. Freshly made mozzarelle, ricotta and burratine. Seasoned local cheese. Fried zucchini flowers filled with fresh ricotta cheese. Green and red peppers marinated with olive oil and mint. Cucumber, fennel and orange salad with olives and walnuts. Whole-wheat focaccia.Main couses:- Home made fresh pasta with tomato, pecorino cheese, parsley and garlic. Fava (broad) beans pure' with chicory, green peppers, sweet onions, olives and aubergines.- Layered eggplant parmesan with zucchini, mozzarella, prosciutto and cherry tomatoes of Torre Guaceto. Meat balls with fresh tomato sauce (veal and or vegetarian).Dessert: Crostata or Tiramisu with mascarpone cheese layered between coffee and Amaro.First you will prepare tiramisu, layering liqueur soaked biscuits and mascarpone cheese and decorating with flaked chocolate. Then you will continue with the preparation of the tomato sauce, slow cooked to enhance and sweeten the flavour. Learn how to make traditionalhandmade pasta, orecchiette, is one of the highlights of the day; its unique shape (like little ears) and the combining of Apulian wheat flour and semolina, produces little domes of heaven. Pasta preparation will be enhanced with olives, focaccia, taralli and a glass of prosecco! Next we prepare the "pastella", for the medley of fried vegetables. The vegetable pieces are rolled in flour, then dipped in a mixture of eggs beaten with finely chopped parsley, salt, pepper and just a bit of grated pecorino cheese and then steeped in hot olive oil. Then, learn all the secrets behind the perfect parmigiana di melanzane (eggplant parmesan) using the sweet tomato sauce that has been cooking for about an hour, and delicious local ingredients. While preparing the eggplants you will start to fry the zucchini flowers filled with locally produced, ricotta and enjoy tasting them while they are hot from the pan.Time to relax, sit down at linen covered tables for therestaurant style four-course meal and award winning wines.