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PRESERVING PUGLIA culinary workshop


Small-Group Tour

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Join Julie Marr & Francesco Creanza of Everyone at the Table, in 2024 to cook, eat, learn and share in Puglia on this culinary workshop.

They will be hosting Cooking Puglia, and Preserving Puglia in 2024 and they would love to have you join them! All of their workshops focus on exploring the food culture of Puglia, the history of Southern Italy, and celebrating the importance of shared meals around the table which acts as the daily heartbeat of life in our region. More than a workshop, they aspire to share with you their way of life.

In addition to the many culinary adventures, we will also shop at the local markets, swim in the sea, picnic in olive groves, explore nearby historical towns, taste local wines, and share long table dinners under the stars all the while meeting new friends from around the world.

Located in southern Italy, Puglia is renowned for its stunning landscapes and local produce. During the culinary workshops, we will search out the freshest seasonal ingredients at local markets and visit the shops of artisanal bakers, butchers, and cheesemongers in nearby towns and villages. Puglia is a food lover’s paradise and we look forward to making the most of our delicious daily discoveries! Come and explore with E.A.T and experience the many epicurean delights that this unexplored region has to offer.

September 5-9th, 2024

$€2800 EURO per person
  • Roundtrip airport/train station transfers from Bari to our accommodation in Altamura/Mesagne
  • 4 nights accommodation at Il Nido dei Falchi in Altamura
  • Cooking classes with Julie & Francesco – Everyone At the Table
  • All meals, wine, refreshments, snacks, museum entrance fees
  • Day trips to Matera, Grottaglie, Oria, and the seaside
  • Learning about culinary traditions and local life from Julie Marr & Francesco Creaza of Everyone at the Table
  • Hands-on cooking classes showcasing the delights of regional Puglian cuisine
  • Exploring the food and culture of nearby towns and villages
  • Delving into the “Cucina Povera” cooking style, Puglia’s deeply steeped culinary & agricultural tradition for using what is on hand in the pantry, foraging in the wild & cooking simply
  • Working with our intimate, small group & truly local guides we will connect with people, places & cultural events that are off-the-beaten-path
  • Pairing local wines with regional cuisine

Everyone At the Table - Puglia Cooking workshop


Honouring a culture and a way of life one recipe at a time…

Preserving Puglia Cooking Workshop – Our most in-depth workshop where we explore the food culture of the south and spend our time with the food artisans and historians that are preserving not just recipes but a very unique way of life. The food we cook comes from recipes passed down to us from our family and friends and we have the opportunity to spend time with, learn from and gather around the table with these special people in the course of this hands-on workshop.

For five days, we will explore the role that preserving food plays in maintaining the cultural identity and tradition of the people of the south. By visiting with food artisans who bake the bread, press the grapes, and tend their flocks, cooking communal meals, and eating in small local restaurants we will immerse ourselves in the connection between the land, tradition, and contemporary Italian food culture.

In addition to our many cooking adventures, we will also shop at the local markets, swim in the sea, picnic in olive groves, explore nearby historical towns, taste local wines, and share long table dinners under the stars all the while meeting new friends from around the world.

We hope that this will be an opportunity to take a brief respite from the daily routine and experience an inspiring, beautiful, and delicious way of life.


We are Julie Marr and Francesco Creanza and we met in Puglia in 2014. Since then we have shared our passion for cooking and history by hosting workshops in Southern Italy, France, and Vancouver, Canada.

Everyone at the Table (E.A.T.) embodies our philosophy of sharing time, food, and stories around a table where everyone is welcome.

We recently purchased an apartment as well as a small parcel of land with 35 olive trees, fig, pear, pomegranate, and almond trees in Oria, in the Salento region of Puglia. It is here that we hope to continue sharing our love of traditional food culture with all who pull up a chair to our table.

Price DOES NOT include: Airfare and mandatory travel insurance (available through or click HERE for travel insurance

In order to reserve your space on one of these amazing culinary programs, a €1050 EURO non-refundable deposit is due. Please contact for your invoice that you can pay online.

For workshop-related questions, please feel free to contact Julie & Francesco at:

Air Travel

Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the trip is confirmed to take place. Pre and post-tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details

Visa & Passports

Travel Visa requirements and passports are the responsibility of the participants. Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa, or other travel documentation (vaccinations, Covid PCR tests, etc).

Travel Insurance

Cancellation, Travel, Flight, and Health insurance are required and are the responsibility of the participant to research and secure the appropriate coverage. Click HERE for a Travel Insurance Quote or please email for a quote.

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Waiver Form

All participants will be required to sign a Waiver Form prior to departure.

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