Beatrice Peltre: Food Styling - Anna Tasca Lanza
Visit the inspiring beauty of the Sicilian countryside in the Spring to hone your skills as a food-writer on this 5-day intensive workshop led by acclaimed food writers and authors Luisa Weiss and Rachel Roddy. During the workshop, readings and craft talks will be followed by group discussions, writing exercises and space in which to execute them.
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Beatrice Peltre: Food Styling

Spend a week in the rolling hills surrounding  of the Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School with Beatrice Peltre, honing your camera skills and how to create picture perfect food styling shots.

You will learn how to use your camera to become a better food photographer, how to style food with hands on assignments, and how to create pictures that tell a story.

At Case Vecchie and in Sicily the opportunities for strong pictures are abound. There will also be excursions to learn about on how to best utilize light and camera settings on location. It will be the perfect week to develop your creative skills to frame the perfect food shot.

Beatrice Peltre. Beatrice is a food writer, stylist and photographer working out of her home studio in Boston. She published two books La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life, which was released in 2012 and My French Family Table in 2016.

Beatrice has published two books through her publisher Roostbooks. My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre and La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life, which is also translated into French and Dutch.

She lives in Boston with her two young children.

Costs

Single Room: €2,850

Double Room: €5,150

Costs include accommodation at Case Vecchie or one of the nearby cottages, and indicated lessons, meals, wine and excursions.

Example Program:

 

Monday, September 16

3:00 to 7:00 pm: Check in and settle into your accommodation.

7:30 pm: Sicilian aperitivo and dinner at Case Vecchie.

 

Tuesday, September 17

9:00 am: Breakfast around the kitchen table

10:30 am: Introduction to the workshop. Discussing basic and advanced camera features with  first styling and photography session in the gardens.

12:30 pm: Sicilian aperitivo outdoors followed by lunch in the kitchen.

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Rest and relax. Use the pool or explore the Case Vecchie surroundings.

4:30 pm: In the kitchen for a cooking lesson and food styling session with Beatrice and Fabrizia. Followed by aperitivo and dinner.

 

Wednesday, September 18

7:45 am: Visit a local shepherd and cheesemaker, Filippo Privitera, to see ricotta making. Picnic breakfast included. Return to Case Vecchie to go over photography techniques.

11:30 am – 2:00 pm: Sicilian Cheese tasting followed by lunch.

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Walk through the vineyards and the surrounding landscape for the chance to take images of the landscape and day to day comings and goings on the farm or a chance to relax by the pool.

4:30 pm: In the kitchen for a cooking lesson and food styling session. Followed by aperitivo and dinner.

 

Thursday, September 19

9:00 am: Breakfast around the kitchen table

10:30 am – 2:00 pm: In the kitchen for a cooking lesson and food styling session followed by lunch.

4:30 pm: Cantina tour and tasting at Case Grandi followed with a walk back to Case Vecchie and a sunset aperitivo and then dinner.

12:30 pm: Sicilian aperitivo outdoors followed by lunch in the kitchen.

2:00 – 4:00 pm: Rest and relax. Use the pool or explore the Case Vecchie surroundings.

4:30 pm: In the kitchen for a cooking lesson and food styling session with Beatrice and Fabrizia. Followed by aperitivo and dinner.

 

Friday, September 20

8:00 am: Breakfast around the table.

9:00 am: Depart for Polizzi Generosa to visit the D’Angelo pottery factory to see the traditional firing ovens and the studio where all tiles and ceramics are hand-painted.

12:00 pm: Lunch at local salumeria and return to Case Vecchie.

5:30 pm: Cooking lesson followed by farewell dinner.

 

Saturday, September 21

9:00 am: Breakfast around the table.

10:00 am: Checkout and goodbyes!

*Airfare and transportation to and from Case Vecchie are not included in the price. Please request transportation arrangements at the time of booking if you would like us to book a car to and from the estate.

 

**Please note, due to the seasonal rhythm of life and agriculture in Sicily, planned activities and schedules may change at short notice. If this is the case, an equally engaging activity will be arranged.

 

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