In Italy food is more than just sustenance, it is art, tradition and community rolled into one; specialized butcher and bakery shops where the proprietors have served the same clients for years and where they know the providence of each cut they sell; weekly community markets where local farmers sell their produce, and dish gossip, with their friends; 0km restaurants who believe in sourcing locally grown vegetables and meats, hand-making their pasta and working with fresh, not frozen, ingredients. These things combine to create a culture of food that not only tastes better but also reminds us to slow down and enjoy our meals instead of rushing through them.
Over the past decade, our culinary lessons and activities have been undisputed guest favourites. We are pleased to continue that tradition in 2024. Won’t you join us as we delve deeper into the food culture of Italy?
From an informative chat with our resident hostess Orsa, who has a doctorate in Food Anthropology, to meals cooked by talented local friends, and hands on cooking lessons and demonstrations during day trips away from our home base, we will eat our way through Tuscany getting to know this region through the foods and traditions that make it so special.