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2012 U.S Tour: Cooking IS Communicating

Date: January 11, 2012 - categories: , , - 4 Comments

Cooking IS Communicating...

Cooking IS Communicating...

I’ve been offering cooking lesssons of Umbrian rural cuisine in private homes since 1998 – when Cathleen from San Anselmo invited me to bring Umbria’s flavors into her kitchen.

I’ve never yet had a stated U.S Tour “theme” but I think that I will this year: “Cooking IS Communicating.”

Fascinating Umbrian culinary historian Nadia Marconi says it best: “Food is a language, a way of communicating… You have to put your soul into food… Aromas, flavors, colors all transmit messages – such a perfect form of communication! Let us educate our youth, our children to the flavors of food as communication.“

This year’s “theme” has always been there: all past cooking classes have drawn people together, formed new bonds, led to new ways of communication. Each one has been a joy, no matter what the location! I’ve cooked in private homes all over the country, in cooking schools in Reno and in Phoenix, in a restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, on a Texas ranch, in schools with the little ones, in church kitchens. I’ve cooked in large, fully-equipped kitchens and in tiny ones: in a New York City apartment and in the galley-sized kitchen of a tiny Boston brownstone.

The space doesn’t matter. The bonds form, no matter what the space.

Click here for the planned 2012 U.S tour itinerary
Click here to read more on Nadia Marconi’s culinary wisdom
Click here to read about and see the fun during my 2011 US tour
Click here to enjoy the highlights of the 2010 tour


  • Michele Cooney says:

    H Anne,

    I would love to attend the Feb. 9 class in Laguna Niguel. What time will the class start? I am teaching a class until 2:00 that day in San Diego, but hope this will be an evening class, which I could easily make. Please let me know.

    I also have a lot of friends and family in the Bethesda area who love to cook. One of my cousins, Paula Jacobson, is a cookbook editor and teaches cooking classes also. I will forward your email to them and encourage them to attend while you are in DC-they are a lot of fun.

    I will send a separate email about your apartment. My husband and I would like to take it for May 21-24. More in another email…



  • Ciao, Anne:

    I have pencilled in your Washington DC cooking class — can you give me more details about timing and cost and location so I can start to make plans? I am going to contact Kathy McCabe at Dream of Italy and see if she would like me to do a story about you and the class . . . might be good PR!

  • Janet reider says:

    Hi Anne,

    Are the SF dates for cooking classes arranged yet? I couldn’t find them in my recent emails from you. Also would you be giving a kid’s cooking class in SF? Our granddaughter (age 13) LOVES to cook. It might be fun for her to join me in a class – or be in her own cooking class…


  • see you in DC, LInda…and Janet, hope to see you in SF?
    US EVENTS page has the latest!

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