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FOOD AND WINE ADVENTURE IN NORTHERN ITALY With Chef Nancy Waldeck – September 26 – October 3, 2018 In this trip we travel from Milan to Venice, covering a good part of Northern Italy and its fertile valleys and hills, visiting wineries and artisan food makers of Veneto and Emilia-Romagna. Read more…

FOOD AND WINE WRITING WORKSHOP With Dianne Jacob – April 19-23, 2018  The sold-out workshop of 2017 was such a success that we’ve done it again! A small group of food lovers got together for a writing retreat in a magnificent 500-year old villa in Northern Italy. Request to be notified of the next event!

Food Writing for Food Lovers with Dianne Jacob –September 6-10, 2017 – This writing retreat in a beautiful villa among vineyards in Valpolicella offers a small group of attendees a chance to expand their approach to food writing, with lectures and culinary excursions to food and wine makers.

Italian Food History and Cooking Workshop with Ken Albala –May 16-21, 2017 – In a magnificent Palladian Villa just outside of Verona, this workshop covers the food culture of Italy from ancient to modern times with lectures and hands on cooking from Italian cookbooks.


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Mustard: A Global History

Winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Published by Reaktion in December, 2019

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Food on Foot: A History of Eating on Trails and in the Wild

Published in April 2017 by Rowman & Littlefield

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