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Food Tours, Home-Cooked Meals & Cooking Classes! Young Foodies!

Jun 6th, 2011, 11:51 AM
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Food Tours, Home-Cooked Meals & Cooking Classes! Young Foodies!

Hey Fodor Travelers!

We are a young American couple traveling to Paris, Provence (will have car in Southern France), Rome & Amalfi Coast for our Honeymoon. We are staying 8 days in France and 8 days in Italy from August 30th-September 16th.

I am a Food Blogger/Reviewer and my Husband and I love exploring with food together! Private Home Cooked Meals, Cooking Classes, Group Dinner Parties, Tastings, Tours, Street Food Hopping , you name it!

Can anyone suggest any Food Tours, Private Home Cooked Meals, Group Dinners or Cooking Classes in the area's we are traveling to or near by? I'm not into super "touristy" type of things and really appreciate getting to know the locals. Would love to find more information on activities for Foodies in France & Italy! Thanks!
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Jun 6th, 2011, 12:03 PM
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If anyone also knows of a great restaurant to get a good authentic and classic Carbonara that would be great. I have been dreaming of that pasta dish for months for some funny reason.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 12:23 PM
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Congrats on your recent marriage!

Here is a link to Home Food Italia - they organize dinners throughout Italy held in homes - there is a calendar link on the main page

http://www.homefood.it/index.php?loc...tsPage=6&lc=en
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Jun 6th, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Lovely! Thanks Elizabeth that is exactly the type of thing we are into. Would be pretty awesome to have an authentic Italian meal in a locals home.

Looking forward to finding out about many more classes and tours as well in France & Italy!
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Jun 6th, 2011, 12:30 PM
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There are half- and full-day cooking classes in Paris. You can search for them here or just google. Many Parisian food bloggers talk about classes or have links. Check David Lebovitz.

There is also a private dinner event in Paris: http://hkmenus.wordpress.com/

Congratulations.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Thanks so much Cw! That sounds great, excited to check out the link!
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Jun 6th, 2011, 12:53 PM
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Such a shame that they are booked up to October already, wish I would have found out about this earlier. The Hidden Kitchen looks amazing!
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Jun 6th, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Here's a link to a post I did after our 6 weeks in Paris - not cooking classes or home food, but some great restaurants we really enjoyed

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...nt-roundup.cfm
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Jun 6th, 2011, 01:52 PM
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Thanks Elizabeth, fantastic!! Always appreciate a list of great restaurants!
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Jun 6th, 2011, 02:30 PM
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We did a cooking class with Andrea Consoli on our trip a few weeks ago, and really enjoyed it. Depending on your level of expertise some of the skills might be pretty basic, but I'm a decent cook and I thought it was really educational as well as being a lot of fun. The web site is cookingclassesinrome.com - he takes reservations about 45 days out. The class is €65, with an optional wine pairing with each course for €20.
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Jun 6th, 2011, 02:35 PM
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Jent103, those classes and meals look wonderful! Thank you for sharing that link in Rome! Good to know you think it is worth taking and you enjoyed it. I am starting to have some serious food cravings from everyone's suggestions and replies!
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Jun 6th, 2011, 08:20 PM
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In case you need more convincing - here's a link to the pictures I actually took that day. As of tonight I've actually made all the recipes we did in class, except the ravioli, and they've all gone well. He's a good teacher and sends out detailed emails with the recipes later.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenthom...7626828764446/
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Jun 6th, 2011, 08:28 PM
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AFB, re: Hidden Kitchen--maybe they have a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Also, I know other fodorites have visited a buffalo mozzarella farm near Salerno and Paestum. Not sure of the name but I'm sure you can find it.
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Jun 7th, 2011, 03:13 AM
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Mozzarella farms are in the area of Paestum, south of Salerno; here are two that give tours and serve food:

http://www.vannulo.it/

http://www.agriturismoseliano.it/ind...glese&ferma=OK
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Aug 10th, 2011, 04:39 PM
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It's getting close. Only 3 weeks until my trip! Still looking to book some amazing Food Tours & Classes!

Love the suggestions!
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