It's always good to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where so many friends now live: friends from my alma mater, the University of Santa Clara, friends from UCB (where I furthered my studies) and friends from my junior-year-abroad-in-Rome group. My first cooking class in the Bay area - on February 13th in Belmont - connected me with yet another very special "old friend": Katie... read more...
It's always good to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where so many friends now live: friends from my alma mater, the University of Santa Clara, friend from UCB (where I furthered my studies) and friends from my jr/yr abroad/in/Rome group... read more...
The rains bucketed down in the Los Angeles area during these first days of my February/March US cooking lessons/lectures tour. Rains poured in the patio door of my cousin Tom's house in Monarch Beach and mud slides invaded over forty houses in the La Canada area. Tom hosted two wonderful cooking classes for me at the reacreation center of his community center as the rains battered the windows and winds howled outside. read more...
Feb 4th, Thurs - arrive in Los Angeles, CA
Feb 5th Fri - cooking class in private home, Los Angeles area (sold out)
Feb 6th Sat - cooking class in private home, Los Angeles area (sold out)
Feb 7th Sun - cooking class in private home, Los Angeles area (sold out)
Feb 8th, 9th - open for cooking classes or lectures in Los Angeles area **
see the complete Itinerary...
My annual U.S. tour is set and kicks off on February 4th, 2010 in Los Angeles, concluding March 21st in Washington, D.C. I'll be cooking and lecturing my way coast-to-coast for 6 weeks as I bring Umbria to the U.S. From Los Angeles, on to San Francisco, then Seattle, Denver, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C...and finalmente, Washington, D.C. Some cooking classes have room for other participants - and I do have time for additional cooking classes and lectures in a few locations. more details...
During the 2009 U.S tour, I wasn’t writing tidbits for my blog….but I do remember a highlight of that tour:... View article
The hit of Umbria Jazz 2004 (see www.Umbriajazz.com) in Perugia this July was the 15-year-old Sicilian sax player Francesco “Wonder... View article
As there has been every year since Peppino Impastato’s murder by the Mafia, on May 9th, 1978, there will be... View article
I’ve just been to Heaven and back… Five years ago today, two areas of the frescoed vault of the Upper... View article
If you haven’t seen I Cento Passi (“The Hundred Steps”) don’t miss it… and probably best to read the following... View article
Agenzia Viaggi Stoppini in Assisi handles all technical support for my guided visits (bus transportation, organization of meals, etc)