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L’arte di mangiar bene

A unique cookery course from The Watermill team

L’arte di mangiar bene, the art of eating well, lies at the heart of the Italian lifestyle -- and that’s just what you’ll enjoy on The Watermill’s first-ever cookery week this Summer. And, of course, being at The Watermill at Posara, it will be a cookery week with a difference!

We can’t promise you a big name Italian chef, nor the use of expensive chi-chi ingredients. Rather you’ll learn the secrets of healthy eating from Lois and The Watermill team, among them an Italian grandmother, an organic farmer and our gardener’s wife! You’ll choose freshest local ingredients (we’ll pick many of them ourselves each day) and prepare them deliciously for the table. We’ll visit markets, vegetable gardens, olive groves and vineyards.

The Italians are the healthiest people in Europe and this is due not just the quality of the food, but to la bella vita italiana, the relaxed lifestyle which means taking time to talk to friends and to enjoy their company, not least in convivial meals around the dining table. You’ll be savouring all that, too.

Over the years Lois and The Watermill team have built a reputation for the quality of their food and we’re keen to share our secrets with you, from antipasti to dolci – and dozens of mouth-watering, freshly prepared, health-promoting dishes in between.

L’arte di mangiar bene is the name of a classic Italian cookbook published more than 100 years ago and we’ll provide you with handouts for all the dishes we’ll be preparing together. These, along with your own notes from our demonstrations and discussions, will allow you to begin your very own handbook on The Art of Eating Well.

Your hosts at the watermill, Italy

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We would love you to join us.

Your hosts at the wtaermill in Tuscany

Lois and Bill Breckon