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.

  • Florence Market Tour

    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 favorite dishes, sweets, savory, glasses of prosecco...

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  • Colle Val D’Elsa: Hands-on Cooking Market to Table

    Join me in Colle Val D’Elsa for a hands’on cooking class at my teaching space. Friday is the market day, when the entire town hosts the weekly market, one of the largest in Tuscany. Not only food, but shoes, bags, fabric, tools. This is where the mall comes to you. The piazza below my apartment...

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  • 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 all over and often you need to...

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  • Kitchens of Chianti

    This weeklong program balances cooking and touring in the fantastica 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 visits to wineries, butchers, cheese makers, and other local artists and artisans. Sample Program: Each week may vary...

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  • 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 is a combination...

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  • Custom Day Tour or Class

    I can create custom day trips in and around Tuscany with a private car and driver. Truffle hunting or a Food and Wine Lover’s day in Chianti. Are you renting a villa and would like to have a private lesson at your villa. Email me for details.