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This course will introduce you to the use of aromatic herbs and spices and to the preparation of vegetables. The products used come from our and other organic farms and are chosen with the greatest care.
This hands-on cookery course includes going to the local market to choose the ingredients, picking up the vegetables and fruit that you need from the orchard and kitchen-garden and walks in the woods discovering aromatic herbs, berries and vegetables.


Program of the Week-end Cooking Course


In the afternoon arrival at the Agriturismo Caravanserai. On request transfer service with private air-conditioned coach is available from and to the airports of Ancona-Falconara, Perugia, and the Railway Stations of Civitanova Marche and Tolentino.
Aperitif and introduction to the weekend course.
8.00 pm Rich dinner with different antipasti, primi piatti (pasta's) and secondo (maindish). Wine tastings of Italy's Marche Wines, among which the Verdicchio, the Rosso Piceno and the famous L'Acrima di Morro D'Alba. Throughout the course the wines will be discussed and tasted in more occassions and forms an integral part of the course.


Tranquil awakening in the peacefull agriturismo.
8.30 am Breakfast with wide choice (coffee, tea, milk, fresh bread, butter, home made marmelates, fruit of the season, eggs, cheese, yoghurt).
10.00 am First cooking-class in the restaurant of Agriturismo Caravanserai: we will discuss and try the kitchen utensils used during the cooking classes, the basic elements of the Italian kitchen, how to choose and value the ingredients, we will visit the big kitchen-garden and orchard at the property, and learn about the basic vegetables and herbs used in the Italian kitchen.
1.00 pm Light lunch prepaired together during the morning cooking-class.
Afternoon at leisure. You might like to relax by the swimming pool or stroll through the grounds of Caravanserai or have a small siesta.
5.00 pm Second cooking class: how to compose a menu. For example a menu composed around a special bottle of wine. Different snacks and tastes that accompany your guests in a journey of flavours by you imagined and realized. Or a traditional Italian menu with fantasy as an important ingredient to re-interpret the classic, without exaggerating. For a Sunday lunch, or a lunch with friends in the garden.
8.00 pm Rich dinner that we prepared together during the second cooking class, with wine tastings and conversations.


8.30 am Breakfast.
10.00 am Third cooking class, deepening of the discussed matters and preparations.
1.00 pm
Sunday lunch at the property of agriturismo Caravanserai with conversations and reflections on the course.

Afternoon at leisure.
Late afternoon: farewell and departure.


General description of the course

The maximum number of people for the cooking course group is eight, to guarantee our guests a personal entertainment and a good service, and to give them the possibility to customize their holiday as much as possible. The courses are held at Agriturismo -Farm Holidays Caravanserai, the biological azienda produces it's own Extra Virgin Olive Oil and has 2000 fruit plants with thirty different varieties of apples and further pears, apricots, prunes, peaches, figs etc. The vegetables and herbs that come from the big biological kitchen-garden are used for the cooking courses and in the restaurant of Caravanserai. The property is situated on top of a hill, surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards with a beautiful view over the Chienti Valley and the Sibillini Mountains. It is the ideal place to relax, it has a beautiful swimmingpool, grazing horses and a small wooden play-house for children. The azienda exists of four stonebuild (the pietra rosa) houses from the 17th Century, devided in four Holiday Apartments for a total of 20 persons. Furthermore it has the restaurant, reserved esclusively for the guests, situated in the former stables, a reading room, a cantina where to taste wines and enjoy conversations and music, a laundry room, a separate part with the animals and the house of the owners. The nearest town is Serrapetrona, about 2 km. Less than 10 km are Camerino, San Severino and Tolentino. In 10 min. you can reach the highway Civitanova Marche (direction Adriatic sea) – Foligno (direction Umbria). Ascoli Piceno, Urbino and Assisi are less than 100 km, Siena and Florence 200 km.


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