Join Aliza Green, longtime chef in la cucina Italiana and author of 10 culinary books, for a 10-day exploration of autumn culinary delights in the wild, ancient Etruscan Maremma and Umbria, “the green heart of Italy.” Terme Calidario Roman-style hot springs, chocolate workshop with renowned chocolatier Domenico d’Affronto of La Conca d’Oro, tour Italian-Jewish Pitigliano, wild mushroom hunt. Meet Davide Fedele, producer of superb heritage Cinta Senese salumeria (cured meats). In Umbria, dinner at Chef Valentina Santanicchio’s Al Saltapicchio, a day in the country at top winery, Falesco. Meet Chef Velia de Angelis (star of Italian television’s Chef per un Giorno) at her La Champagneria. In anticipation of Aliza’s new artisanal pasta techniques book due in early 2012, we invite you to learn to make artisan pasta hands-on at Compagnia dei Buongustai.