With the arrival of summer in Italy, there are many things that make the change in seasons particularly obvious. The temperature changes from cool to hot, the general pace of life in the country slows down as everybody’s mood shifts to one that is more relaxed, and people look forward to some well-deserved days (or weeks) of rest, recreation, and vacation, of course. In Italy, however, a country that passionately loves its food, this shift is also reflected in every meal and table, and the heavier and warmer winter food is replaced by the considerably lighter summer dishes. One of the main points of difference between winter and summer fare would be the method of preparation, because while winter dishes are more often than not boiled or stewed, summer dishes tend to be quicker and easier to prepare. This can be mostly attributed to the fact that nobody wants to […]
"The trip was fabulous!! Everything we planned was perfect."
The cooking class we did set the bar for all cooking classes! It was so special, and the owner himself was there, and opened what seemed like unending bottles of champagne for us while we cooked, along with cheese, and some treats – before we even sat down...
Lynn Nicaretta (Bayonne, NJ)
Venice Carnival Customized Vacation, February 2013