If you want a full immersion into living in Italy, join me on one of my weeklong culinary adventures. I have spent the past 30 years eating and drinking my way through Italy.

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.

If a week is too long, I also offer private custom day trips and market tours.

  • Florence Market Tour

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    For those who would just like to spend a day exploring the secrets of the Tuscan Kitchen, I am offering special custom days in Florence or out in the countryside. Spend a day with me, tasting the best! We explore some of the tiny local shops with my...

    December 31, 2014 @ 11:00 am - December 31, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
  • Colle Val D’Elsa: Hands-on Cooking Market to Table

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    (update: cooking classes are no longer available after August 31, 2015) The teaching space in Colle is closing. I will still be offering the private classes in your rental villa.   Friday is the market day, when the entire town hosts the weekly...

    December 24, 2014 @ 11:00 am - December 24, 2024 @ 4:00 pm
  • Kitchens of Chianti


    This weeklong program balances cooking and touring in the fantastic wine region of Chianti. We will cook with my friends in their kitchens, some professional chefs, some working farms creating wonderful recipes. Three hands-on cooking classes and vis...

    May 1, 2015 - May 11, 2024
  • Secrets of My Sicilian Kitchen


    I lived in San Francisco on the Pacific Ocean. You can take the girl away from the sea, but you can’t take the sea away from the girl. Sicily is my new love. I began going about 8 years ago and trip after trip I fall more and more in love. It i...

    March 15, 2015 - March 21, 2016
  • Florence Food and Wine


    Join me for a Florence based 5 day program Florence was my hometown for over 20 years so I know it inside and out, it is always a pleasure to show you my favorite places around town. Florence is still an open air museum, artisan workshops are hidden...

    December 17, 2014 - December 31, 2015