MAY 4, 2016 – MAY 11, 2016 * An Intentional Table Signature Tour * This extraordinary tour will explore both western and eastern Sicily to give you the richest, fullest taste of the region’s food and wine culture.  After we travel through the historic melding of cultures and architecture, you will not soon forget this hauntingly beautiful island.   A few of the … More SICILIAN FOOD & WINE TOUR

Happy New Year!! Buon Anno a tutti!

I’d like to extend heartfelt thanks to all you language students, foodie clients, Italy-bound travelers, including family & friends, who helped make 2014 another fun and rewarding year for me with Italian Inspirations! For those of you planning 2015 travel, please note that if we get 8 registrations by January 30th for the April 16-23, 2015 Culinary … More Happy New Year!! Buon Anno a tutti!

Camping with Taste

If your summer plans include hiking, camping, kayaking, backpacking or a foodie’s picnic en plein air, follow this link to an article I wrote for Full Circle called 3 Easy Dishes for Camping that offers a few menu ideas and some important things to keep in mind as you enjoy the sunny season outdoors… Buon appetito e … More Camping with Taste

Auguri per un’estate fantastica – Happy Summer

Ciao Italo-amici! While I’m often dreaming of magical moments shared when I lived in Italy, there are many reasons why I love being back home in the Pacific Northwest during the summer, where our local bounty always inspires me, both out in nature and back in the kitchen… I hope you enjoy the season, wherever it … More Auguri per un’estate fantastica – Happy Summer

Happy Holidays!

Cari amici miei, This is just a quick thank you to everyone who has helped make 2013 a wonderful year — full of new adventures involving Italian language, culture and cuisine! After fully digesting the deliciously enriching experiences my group of travelers and I enjoyed during our November 2013 Culinary Tour of Tuscany, I am … More Happy Holidays!

Reserve your place on a November 2013 Culinary Tour of Tuscany

Happy June!! I hope this finds everyone well and ready to enjoy to warm weather, delicious food and fun summer outings… I’m already dreaming of our November trip to Tuscany and have finalized the documents you’ll need to start getting ready and registered. Please take a few moments to read through the Travel Agreement before … More Reserve your place on a November 2013 Culinary Tour of Tuscany

Spring & Summer Italian Language Classes

Get ready for your upcoming trip to Italy… (or the one you’re still dreaming about…) by registering for one of my 1/2-day Beginners Workshops or an 8-week Italian Language Course through Poulsbo Parks & Recreation — visit their website for more information or call 360.779.9898 to register. Classes are held at the beautiful and accommodating … More Spring & Summer Italian Language Classes