Cook and enjoy natural Apulian dishes with Madia

5.0 out of 5 (2 reviews)
Cook and taste authentic and traditionally vegan Apulian dishes like orecchiette and focaccia. Learn recipes to repeat at home.

The Artisan

Madia, a natural cuisine chef, welcomes you to her restaurant near Osturni in Puglia

Madia, natural cuisine chef

Always smiling, welcoming and respectful, Madia has a mission: to bring happiness to those who pass by her restaurant. She does this through a cuisine that is elegant, creative, lively in its colours and flavours, and careful in the selection of ingredients. Her attachment to Apulian traditional cuisine is deep and strong. In fact, her recipes are inspired by those of her grandmother and naturally vegan, since Apulian cuisine is mainly based on the use of vegetables, legumes, flour and olive oil.

About the experience

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3 hours

Italian and English (on request: French, Spanish, Portuguese...)

Min 3 – Max 12
6+

Includes

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Detailed Programme

Madia will welcome you into her restaurant, whose atmosphere is so cosy, warm and unique that you will feel like you are entering a private home. Indeed, the interior is furnished with simple antique furniture that Madia took from her grandparents’ house. This is also the same restaurant where her career as a chef began almost 20 years ago when she started working in the kitchen.

At the beginning of the cooking class, Madia will tell you her fascinating story, which has led her to become an innovative chef of natural cuisine, namely one based on the products of the earth and respectful of the environment and animals.

Getting to the heart of the cooking experience, Madia will show you the ingredients that you will be using – most of which come from her own garden or, anyway, all locally sourced – and explain the recipes for the dishes that you will be preparing together. She will then guide you through the preparation of focaccia, taralli and orecchiette. All traditional Apulian dishes that are, by definition, vegan. Remember to inform us about any allergies, intolerances or other special requests!

At the end of the experience, you will enjoy a meal based on the dishes you have all made together during the vegan cooking class, accompanied by a glass of wine. During the meal you will have time to chat with Madia and ask all the questions you want to learn more about her story as a natural chef.

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Reviews

A delightful cooking experience

14 December 2023

We had a delightful cooking experience. Claudio translated and our fun chef, the proprietor, offered great instructions. Lunch, all vegan! was excellent and filling - although it was fairly easy to tell which orecchiette was made by the professional, the pasta dish was delicious. We also made 3 different kinds of focaccia and taralli. What a nice activity!!

Molly K.

It was memorable to discover authentic Apulian food

21 November 2023

We found this wonderful cooking class experience with Loliv through Google while staying in Polignano a Mare. Thank you, Elisa, for the excellent English translation, picking us up from our hotel and sharing tips to walk around in Bari. MADIA, the chef, is a wonderful lady with so much organic healthy food knowledge! It was such a memorable experience sul cibo biologico e sano! Scoprire il cibo pugliese autentico è stata un’esperienza memorabile per noi. Vi ringraziamo ancora una volta e raccomandiamo vivamente Loliv per tutte le esperienze che offre. Ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo! :))

Lily Y.

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