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Why an Olive Oil program at The Awaiting Table?

The Awaiting Table, Cookery School in Lecce has put together an Olive Oil program which brings together many local cultural, agrarian richness, gastronomy aspects in one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, Puglia. You will be immersed in the study of olives and olive oil while taking part “in a grass-roots movement designed to protect this endangered Italian crop.”

The program, following the hands on practice and out of the ordinary line of The Awaiting Table courses, offers a multi-disciplinary approach and gives participants the possibility to:

  • Meet the growers.
  • Learn how to taste olive oil.
  • Show the beauty of Puglia and the region’s richness.
  • Teach you how to cook with it.

For more information about this program click HERE

To watch the video presentation click HERE

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Christmas Illuminations Photo Safari in Madrid

The Christmas Illuminations Photo Safari in Madrid will be an opportunity to take  brand new pictures. Even the most famous places change with the lighting of the night. The night light can create magical images!

The Photo Safari will take place on December 18th and will start at 4:00pm. The photographer Paloma Portillo will meet the group at Plaza de España, in the heart of the city, at the Starbucks Coffee (GranVía, 58).

Before starting the journey to visit the most amazing and famous landmarks of the city, the group will go over what is required to understand and master about evening photography and obtaining special effects.

Debod Temple, Gran Via, Plaza de Callaoand, Puerta del Sol, The Palace of Telecommunications and Puerta de Alcalá are among the locations which will be photographed.

Date: December 18th, 2010

Time: 16hs.

Meeting Place: Starbucks Coffee – Gran Vía, 58, Madrid

Registrations: www.StudyAbroadOppportunities.ning.com

Information: info@businessprojects.us


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Argentinean Delicacies by Anahí Logioco

If you want to enjoy good healthy home cooking, but yet, natural gourmet cuisine in your home, office, during an event or any other occasion, Anahí Logioco will make it happen. She will cook in your home, deliver to your work or plan an event.

Anahí is a Personal Chef, Pastry Chef and Event Planner who cares much about her culinary proposal that is the small details enlighten good cooking, allowing simple tastes to connect with senses and pleasures.

Creative. dedicated, hard worker and enthusiastic, Anahí, puts a your service a list of culinary activities to bring you closer to her culinary proposal and show you that healthy eating can be gourmet!

Services:

  • Culinary Tours
  • Food Market Visits
  • Group Culinary Courses
  • Customized Cooking Classes,
  • Cooking with Children and Teaching about Healthy Eating

Beginning in December you will be able to tour San Telmo Market in Buenos Aires with her and learn about the cultural side of this fascinating city!

For more information about Anahi Logioco’s services and to check her recipes please visit: http://www.buencomerybuenvivir.com

 

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Partial Scholarships Available

Business Projects through its Study Abroad Opportunities Program offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Scholarships are available for Language Studies, Culinary Programs, Food Styling and Food Photography Courses, Art & Design, Wine Studies and many other areas of interest.

To qualify for a scholarship for a program taking place in 2011, participants must apply before November 30, 2010. To apply please visit this link where you will find the information you need.



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Azienda Agricola Casamonti, home of The Tuscan Pig

 

A trip to Tuscany would not be complete without visiting Azienda agricola Casamonti!  Casamonti is an agricultural development consisting of five planted acres of olives with specialized drip irrigation, a vineyard and an area dedicated to the raising of Cinta Senese.

Photo Raymond Lamothe

Have you heard of Cinta Senese breed? I knew where its name came from (white band around its black hair) but very little about all other aspects until I learned about Raymond Lamothe. Raymond is the “largest breeder in the Siena area and in Casamonti he produces and ages the exquisite traditional Tuscan products: prosciutto, salami, finocchiona – all certified by the Protected Denomination of Origin, Cinta Senese DOP. I welcome you to learn about this now off the endangered species at Cinta Senese’s Blog.

Photo Raymond Lamothe

Casamonti produces three wines: IGT Elogio, Chianti Classico and Chianti Riserva and all processes from fermentation to  bottling takes place under the it’s supervision.

The Extra Virgen Olive Oil produced at Casamonti comes from a tree count of 4000. It is ideal to use alone as a condiment, added to sauces or to any dish!

Participants of the Food Photography Workshop will visit Casamonti next week! They will tour the location, attend a tasting and will have the opportunity to photograph, buy and order products. Products from Casamonti’s store are sent  “door to door” anywhere in the world, the business is very proud of its international clientele, lovers of wines, oil and pork products.

Azienda Casamonti

53011 Castellina inChianti

Tel/Fax: +39 – 0577/740380

casamonti@cintasenese.com

 

To learn more about Cinta Senese click HERE

To visit the Cinta Senese’s Blog click HERE

To follow Raymond Lamothe on Twitter click HERE

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Meet the Diva, Judy Witts Francini ~ “Market Maven, Cooking Teacher, Food Writer and Italian Life Coach”

When deciding what I wanted to offer as part of the Food Photography Workshop that will take place next week in Siena, my main objective was to present participants with a  distinctive opportunity which would fulfill their expectations.  No one but Judy Witts Francini could better share an afternoon with the group and show them the best of a Gastronomic Florence!

Judy accepted to offer her program “Mondays at the Market” tour on Saturday, October 16th and this filled me with joy, not only because I would be providing such a great experience but because I am one of her fans and felt so honored! Her One Day at the Market is a walking tour of the Central Market of Florence and includes tastings and lunch. It is a  four-hour experience, that any food lover would dream of.

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Anyone who knows Judy or follows her would know what a wonderful person she is and what a great professional she is known as. An authority in culinary and author of “Secrets from my Tuscan Kitchen”, the “DIVA” of Divina Cucina has an out of the ordinary way to share the secrets of the market and the pleasure of a great meal with you.

To visit Judy’s Website, click HERE

To visit Judy’s Blog, click HERE

To check out Judy in the press, click HERE

To order Judy’s book, click HERE

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Successful Photo Safari by Miguel Gómez in New York City

Thank you to Miguel Gomez for offering such a wonderful experience to participants of the Photo Safari in New York City on September 25th and 26th, 2010.  His goals were well achieved. He wanted to capture as much emotion and excitement as the city has to offer and the group did. Focus on composition, lighting ideas and exposure were some of the topics covered.

It was an interesting time for all who participated, not only because the wonderful walk but to discuss ideas, share ways of seeing this wonderful city and meeting people.

The day started off with a meeting at Central Park’s Columbus Circle (59th Street), the walk went up to the center of the Park up to the famous Dakota Building, famous location for movies and John Lennon’s last home in NYC and then visit the world famous Strawberry Fields the garden made in his remembrance) and Bethesda Fountain.

The idea was to take a breath of fresh air from the hectic New York City pace, which we fully embrace on Sunday.

Wonderful people and beautiful weather were the highlights. Thank you to Rosemary Nardone, Pat Badolato, Paloma Portillo for participating in the workshop and to Joseph Corrado for joining us for lunch and sharing his insights and food photography tips!

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To read the workshop review of Rosemary Nardone please visit NYC Style & a little Cannoli

To read the workshop review of Pat Badolato please visit Mille Fiori Favoriri

Registrations are open for the coming up Photo Safari in New York City which will take place on October 23rd. For more information please click HERE.

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