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!

U.S. Lectures

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.

2016 U.S. Cooking/Lecture Tour

Another memorable U.S. 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. See the 2016 U.S. Cooking/Lecture Tour Itinerary.

Past U.S. Cooking/Lecture Tours

The over-the-top 2015 coast-to-coast U.S. tour started in early February in California, concluding in late March in Washington, D.C., after “sold- out” events in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana and Pennsylvania.

The unforgettable 2014 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. Louisiana was next on my tour route, followed by Houston, then Madison, Wisconsin.
On to Massachusetts, then to Connnecticut, to Delaware and I wrapped up in Washington, D.C.

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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)