Travel Adventures For Garlic Lovers
Garlic, a bulbous herb used to enhance the flavor of food, is a staple in Italian cruisine. Italians consume more than 110 million pounds of garlic a year. Most every dish is enliven with the dynamism of garlic. Learn the Italian passion of cooking with garlic on a fun filled, educational culinary holiday. From pastries to pasta, there are classes for every interest, level of cooking expertise and travel budget. Knowledgeable and enthusastic teachers present hands-on demonstrations to teach your how to prepare authentic Italian cruisine complimented by the earthy, sun blessed flavor of garlic.
Italy offers excellent air, train, sea or motorway links with the rest of the world. Travel within the country is safe, comfortable and easy. All main Italian cities are connected with frequent air flights and an extensive rail network, roads and motorways that offers convient commutes throughout the country. To visit the intriguing islands of Italy, regular ferry service departs from coastal towns and cities.
Mama Margaret and Friends is one of several reputable and established companies booking cooking adventures in Italy. Mama Margret has organized tasty travel tours of Italy since 1955. Review travel packages with online tour operators or contact Mama Margaret at: Margaret Cowen, Suite 310, 101-1184 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC Canada V6G 2M9 or Phone: North America: 1 800 557 0370, outside North America: 1 604 681 407.
Province of Pisa
Experience La Dolce Vita in Toscana, a region steeped in a rich history dating back to the Etruscans. For centuries Tuscany had had its own traditional style of cooking and oil unlike any other in Italy. In Tuscany, many of the traditional methods of cooking remain timeless and unchanged.
Tasty Tuscany is known as the place where “good food, art and good company meet in the heart of Tuscany.” Tasty Tuscany provides an extrodinary immersion experience for culinary curious guests. The Tasty Tuscany culinary adventure is based in a beautiful hilltop villa, Podere il Poggione, in Palaia, Italy, home of your hosts, Patrizia and Paolo. Originally from the Alps, near Mont Blac, Patrizia has lived and taught in the area for over 15 years. Paulo, a native of Milan, produces one of the finest extra virgin olive oils in the region. Cooking classes are conducted in the traditional family kitchen. Classes and meal preparation are based on traditional family recipes. 4 and 6 day packages are available. Tours and recreational rest programs are offered for non-cooking guests. Contact Pat for class schedule, availability and current pricing.
The villa offers immuculately clean, comfortable accomadations with jaw-dropping vistas of the rolling, Tuscan hills. Nearby Palaia is a historically rich, walled medieval town in the province of Pisa. Your holiday is enhanced by guided art tours, wine tastings, visits to local shops, artisans, open markets and plenty of free time to explore the village. Lounge around the villa’s heated pool, hike or horseback ride through the local countryside or savor the local cruisine offered by a diverse choice of bakers, winerys and sidewalk cafes.