AUTHENTIC ITALIAN COOKING WITH SILVIA
AGRITURISMO L'ASSIOLO ⎮ MATERA ⎮ BASILICATA ⎮ ITALY
MATERA COOKING CLASS
How it works
Silvia and Agriturismo L'Assiolo invite you to your own personal cooking class set at a beautiful local olive and orange farm just outside of Matera.
If you need, Agriturismo L'Assiolo can pick you up in Matera and take the 15 minute drive to the farmhouse, which is set amongst a beautiful protected nature reserve that also includes a stunning lake.
First up? A quick tour of the farm so that you can really understand where the food we use in this part of the world comes from before we start cooking with it.
Then, it’ll be straight into the kitchen where you’ll meet Silvia, the daughter of the family, who has had over 20 years of seeing her Mamma wow local and international guests with her traditional Matera cooking. Who knows, maybe Mamma might even pop into the kitchen now and then to see how you’re all getting on!
You’ll learn to make fresh pasta, a typical pasta sauce and also a third typical dish from Matera. The family and the farm are all about seasonal cooking, so what you cook will very much depend on the time of the year. You may even be invited to go and pick some fresh herbs and vegetables – again depending on the season.
Then it will be time to sit down all together and enjoy the food you’ve made with some delicious local wine and a few extra little treats.
After fond farewells, it'll be time to take you back to the centre of Matera.
FOOD & DRINKS
A fresh pasta in traditional sauce ‘Primo’
A range of traditional, local antipasti
A jug of local wine as well as both sparking and still water. Beer, soft drinks, etc can be available upon request.
If required, guests will be picked up and dropped off by a member of the team from the farmhouse. The journey is 15 minutes and will use an air conditioned, comfortable modern car.
AUTHENTIC ITALIAN FOOD MADE EASY
Welcome to Matera, Basilicata, Southern Italy. With my cooking experiences, I want to show you the food that I've grown up with and share with you some of the secrets of the best, authentic Italian cuisine. I've spent most of my life growing up in a traditional 'agriturismo' and day after day I've seen my Mamma cooking some of the most incredible, authentic and tasty food you can find anywhere in the world. Now it's your turn to cook with us and I can't wait to welcome you in my kitchen!
Set amongst the unique and beautiful nature of the Basilicata countryside, the farmhouse was built using traditional and local materials. The farm includes over 2000 olive trees and around 300 orange trees as well as organic fruit and vegetable plots that provide eggplants, zucchini, tomatoes, artichokes, chicory, lemons, cherries, pomegranates and much, much more. Guests will learn to cook in the farm's professional kitchen.
How it works
If you fancy staying in for the night and avoiding the crowded restaurants of the centre, booking Silvia to come and be your personal chef for the evening could be a great idea.
After a long day of exploring the beautiful Sassi di Matera, why not come home to a beautifully cooked dinner, using the freshest ingredients and a wealth of authentic experience, right in the comfort of your guest house or holiday apartment.
You deserve to relax a bit after all those stairs, so why not let Silvia come and create a unique and personalised culinary experience for you and your family?