Join me in Italy for a Culinary Experience, a full immersion into the local life through food and wine.I have spent the past 30 years eating and drinking my way through Italy and have created a series of events from market tours to all inclusive weeklong programs.
If you are coming into Florence for a short visit, a market tour with lunch is perfect.
If you want a full immersion into food and wine, join one of my weeklong programs.
I have put up the dates I already have some groups coming. I am waiting on a confirmation for another May program and then will add-on.
I have chosen three of my favorite places to share with you to start. Chianti, Sicily and Florence. I like to combine hands-on cooking classes with great meals, day trips and shopping. We will have a private guide to help us with the city tours and explore on our own for the rest of the time.
My programs are small, 6-8 people unless you form your own group of friends and family! I like to keep the trips special and not to travel like tourists, but to experience like locals. Each trip is a little different as I like to create special programs celebrating the seasons. I do have favorite places to go and things to do, but like to leave things open to make the trip special each time, letting me customize the week for the guests.
If you have a group of friends- 2-6? or more– and would like a private week, I do a lot of those tours all over Italy, not just Tuscany and Sicily. I will be offering my Florence based weeklong program for clients as well. In the past, I have organized tours in Puglia, Naples and the Amalfi Coast, Emilia Romagna,: home to Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Aceto Balsamico and Ferrari’s. The private week programs can be based in a villa or in a hotel, with free time or totally planned.
If a week is too long, I also offer private custom day trips and market tours.
2017- I have listed the weeks which I have already booked– but I do custom tours all year long in Tuscany, Sicily and other regions upon request.
Secrets of My Sicilian Kitchen 17-22 (departure on the 23)
This week is special as it highlights the San Giuseppe festival where special foods are made for the celebration. We will visit the “alters” and have a class in bread making and the traditional decorations used as well as a Marzipan workshop with Maria Grammatica.
18-24th Kitchen in Chianti (open)
10-16 Kitchen in Chianti ( sold out)
16-23 Kitchen in Chianti ( sold out)
9-15th Secrets of My Sicilian Kitchen (open)
22-28- Kitchen in Chianti (open)