This fall (October 19 to 29), I am taking a group of Pasta Lover’s to the Tuscan Maremma and Italy’s “green heart”, Umbria for 10 days of fun, cooking classes and demos, encounters with local producers, market visits, spa day, tours, fantastic local restaurant meals, winery visits and tastings, mushroom hunting, and a fantastic chocolate workshop. I have just six places left for this small group tour.
We’ll be staying a Ramerino, a beautiful, rustic agriturismo located on a farm at the top of a large hill with a 360 degree view of the rugged green forests of the region and complete with olive groves, which we’ll be invited to help pick for the first part of the tour. Then, it’s on to Orvieto, a dramatic walled medieval town with a world famous gold mosaic cathedral (we’ll be staying right on the cathedral piazza), underground caves, and a tradition of rustic game, fresh pasta, and truffle cucina. .
I’ve been working on a new book, Making Artisan Pasta, which brings my love and many years of experience in working with fresh pasta and studying the Italian language together in a beautiful photo-filled book. The book will be published in January of 2011 by Quarry Books. Everyone that comes on the tour will receive a signed copy (one per couple or single). We’ll be learning how to make our own hand-stretched fresh pasta–the ultimate–in classes given by two of my chef-pasta artisan friends in Orvieto, during the second part of our tour. We’ll also enjoy meals at their restaurans where we’ll enjoy their modern take on local, seasonal recipes.
I have gathered together a great group of people who love food, travel, and all things Italian for our culinary journey of exploration. Please consider joining us. I’m happy to answer your questions. Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For complete tour details, pricing, and registration, please follow this link: http://www.epicopia.com/italy/item/62-italian-maremma-umbria-a-pasta-lovers-culinary-tour.