Our writer says: "I think Sicily is enormously appealing, intoxicating even, and above and beyond the island's natural beauty, history, traditions and cultural attractions, I love its cuisine, also quite distinct from the other regional cuisines of Italy. Spending part of a visit to Sicily in a cooking school is therefore a kind of paradiso."
Take one cookbook writer and one artist. Mix well. Add to the Tuscany countryside, and the result? A lovely bed-and-breakfast, and critically acclaimed culinary institute.
Dream of Italy picks the brain of Italian culinary specialist and author of several Italian cookbooks, Faith Willinger, to find out about her favorite Italian ingredients and her weekly Market to Table cooking classes held in Florence.
The dream child of the brothers behind Italy's most famous pasta, Academia Barilla is a cooking school in Parma for professionals and amateurs alike. Read on for details on this not-to-miss experience.