Come to my beautiful home and live an exceptional cooking experience!

I will welcome you in my private kitchen where you’ll have the opportunity to cook traditional dishes in a relaxed, familiar environment and peek into my real life and family routine.


Mary working on homemade pasta during her cooking coursesYou will have the chance to pick the fresh herbs and vegetables we need for our cooking session directly from my own vegetable garden and use the best quality olive oil made from my olive trees!

Learn the secrets of the authentic Italian cuisine and its genuine ingredients and have fun with your friends while making healthy, simple and tasty recipes that you can easily reproduce back home.

Get to know the Italian and local culture through its food and wine; chat and have a glass of wine during the cooking lesson and relax while you dine.

In addition to enjoying the masterpiece you’ve just learned to prepare, once you’re back home you will be able to recreate a small piece of your holiday.

Homemade pizzaDuring the session you will make 4 tasty recipes – which depend on the day and season (homemade pasta – ravioli, tagliatelle, cavatelli – fresh tomato sauces, eggplant parmigiana, tiramisu, cantucci, etc.), all with fresh organic ingredients.

Once everything is cooked, you’ll sit around my kitchen table and enjoy your meal paired with a good wine. According to the most typical Italian tradition, an espresso will conclude this adventure.Homemade Ravioli, one of our cooking class recipes

At the end of the day you’ll receive your Italian cooking Diploma and a gift to remember this special experience. As part of our club, you’ll keep receiving our newsletter and updates on recipes, menus, tips and secrets of the Italian cuisine, and may count on our support if you need help in recreating our recipes.



  • Classes are in English and hands-on – you will not just watch, you will take an active role in making your own meal.
  • Small groups of max 6 people (but we can arrange larger groups if needed).
  • Morning classes starting around 10:00 a.m. (evening sessions can be arranged upon request).
  • Recommended to everybody: kids will love to make homemade pasta and pizza!

Mary and her child at work on homemade pasta

We can arrange special classes and menus for vegetarians and people with food intolerances.

We will meet at my place, but, for a more comprehensive experience, you can choose to meet me at the local farmers’ market in the city center to shop together for vegetables, cheese, bread…

Lessons are in English, but if you know – or are learning – our language and want a fun way to practice it, our classes can also be held in Italian.

I’m currently unable to provide you accommodation, but I’ll be glad to help you find the best place to stay in town and to assist you during your stay.


GUIDED TOURSFor a complete experience and a hassle-free stay, I’ll be also glad to guide you through the Sassi prior to or after our cooking class!


If you wish to customize your cooking lessons, private tours, or need advice on accommodation or on your holiday, contact me with your requirements, and I will send you programs and quote with no obligations. 





 My home is located in a beautiful residential area close to the Murgia Park.


walking17You can easily reach Cook’n Fun at Mary’s from the historical center and the Sassi by a nice walk of less than 30 minutes.


vehicle12 (2)You can also reach us by bus in about 5 minutes:

Bus #1, 2, 6/A, 6/B, 8 from Via Lucana (Near the Province building, opposite the Tourist Information Office) every hour at h:02, h:12, h:25, h:33, h:42.


 taxi14You can call a taxi, if you prefer:

Tel. +39 338 2500494, +39 328 5854231, +39 333 2685173, +39 380 5073855



Please contact us if you need help to get here. We’ll be glad to assist you.


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