U.S. Cooking and Lecture Tour
Since 1998, I head to the U.S. in early February for my annual 6-week coast-to-coast cooking and lecture tour. And each year, I say to myself on my way back to Italy, “this tour was the best ever.” And imagine: these unforgettable U.S. tours all started with an earthquake…
U.S. Cooking Classes
Each class starts with a brief chat on Umbria, Umbrian rural cuisine and the Mediterranean diet – and then an introduction to our menu. As we go over the menus, I’ll add a culinary “story” here, a cooking tip there – a few Italian gestures (why not?) – and insights on the dishes we’ll prepare. And then the fun begins! Read more on my U.S. cooking classes: how to host, all rates – and more!
My lecture subjects are varied: Italian gestures and contemporary Italy, rural life, festivities and folklore. Venues are varied as well… talks for school children bring special pleasure! Read more about my U.S. Lectures.
2014 U.S. Cooking/Lecture Tour – In the Making!
I’m now setting out the itinerary for another memorable tour! What fun to discover Italy with friends or family in your own home through savoring Umbria’s flavors! Save the airfare and bring “A Feast of Umbrian Rural Cooking” event to friends and family in February/March 2014. See the 2014 U.S. Cooking/Lecture Tour Itinerary.
Past U.S. Cooking/Lecture Tours
The unforgettable 2013 coast-to-coast U.S. cooking lessons/lectures tour started in early February in southern California and from there, on to northern California. Arizona followed, with Denver close behind. Dallas, Texas was next on my tour route, followed by Madison, Wisconsin (I made it, inspite of the snowstorm!). On to Boston (arriving after the airport was re-opened following the snowfall) and then to Connnecticut. I cooked and lectured in New York before boarding the train for Pennsylvannia. Washington, D.C. was my last stop – with five cooking classes in the area. What a gran finale!
Can the 2014 U.S. tour match this amazing one? That will be a challenge – but I’ve already started the planning. Avanti! Read about and see past U.S. Cooking-Lectures Tour Itineraries
Agenzia Viaggi Stoppini in Assisi handles all technical support for my guided visits (bus transportation, organization of meals, etc)