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In the past pulses or edible seeds - present in the pods, rich in protein, vitamins and other energetic qualities - were considerated as ‘food for the poor’. Today pulses are re-valued and rediscovered. This course will accompany you in the tradition of the preparation of pulses and vegetables in the Italian kitchen and will learn you to interpret the use of pulses in a new and fantasy-full way.


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.
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.
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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