Appetite and perseverance, curiosity and enthusiasm are the necessary attributes without which one cannot present oneself to the ladies of the Brigade. When they teach you to make homemade pasta rolling out the dough with a rolling pin, or how to transform sardines, eggplant and lemons, or how to produce “pasta con la zuccata,” a sweet made with candied pumpkin, there is only one rule: keep quiet and listen carefully.” Here for once, one doesn’t talk about Show Cooking or Chefs and Masterchefs. Here one learns the most secret recipes of this territory that are usually protected and passed on by these Vestal Virgins of Mediterranean cuisine. It was wine producer Mandrarossa who created this group of 25 women all aged over 45. We learned a lot in this marvelous evening, we laughed a lot and we ate a lot too!