Category: Chef Interview

Closeup of homemade pasta on an Italy cooking vacation
Oct 11, 2016

Interview with Chef Stefano of our Bologna Cooking Vacation

Even Italians who aren’t from Emilia Romagna often find themselves saying that this Italian region – known for its charcuterie, bread, and so much more — has the best cuisine in all of Italy. In other words, if you’re a foodie, then Emilia-Romagna should be at the top of your bucket list. But don’t just take our word for it; Chef Stefano of our Foodie Experience in Bologna…

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View of the vineyards on your food and wine tour
Oct 12, 2015

Host Interview: Tuscany’s Treasures Culinary Vacation

Often our interviews feature a Q&A with the chefs of our culinary vacations, but we can’t overlook another important aspect of your trip: your hosts overseas, who don’t always play the role of cooking class chef as well. At our Tuscany’s Treasures trip, George and Linda, a husband and wife team, are foodies…

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Lavender hanging at the market on a French culinary tour
Apr 13, 2015

Provence Culinary Vacations: Interview with Chef Mark

Chef Mark, of our Cuisine and Culture of Provence cooking vacation, isn’t just skilled in the kitchen. He also knows his way around the garden, as he’s a USDA certified Master Gardener who has worked with schools, communities, war veterans, and private contractors to build gardens. His passion for organic…

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View of Abruzzo from a distance
Mar 16, 2015

Inteview with Chef Marino of Authentic Abruzzo Cooking

The natural beauty of Abruzzo is astounding. With more than 30 natural reserves, there’s endless opportunities to experience the breathtaking countryside. It’s in the heart of this region that Chef Marino moved to fulfill a dream: starting a small organic farm. It’s at this farm where he now raises pigs, sheep, chickens, and bees. It’s also a charming agriturismo…

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The salon of the Chateau in French Basque Country
Mar 02, 2015

Interview with Chef Laurent of Cooking in a French Chateau

Travel down to the southwest of France, and you’ll discover the region of Bearn, otherwise known as musketeer country. In this beautiful part of Frane, Chef Laurent and his wife took up residence and turned what was once a chateau in ruins into a stunning, dreamy property with incredible views of the surrounding countryside. But that’s not…

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