The Jamie Oliver of his time, Artusi created a cookbook that has become an international icon – the first cookbook written in Italian, each tasty, easy to make recipe reflecting his love of good food and a testament to his belief in the role of food in the art of living well. He is credited with establishing a national cuisine and even with unifying the country.
Today, some 120 years later, some of his biggest fans are women foodies who can now take advantage of a specially designed, girl getaway hosted by Vancouver’s Italian travel expert and blogger, Margaret Cowan, of Mama Margaret & Friends Cooking Adventures in Italy. From June 17-22, Margaret will lead the women in an immersion of the world of Pellegrino Artusi. They will visit Casa Artusi, a former convent, where they will learn to cook Artusi style dishes in the state of the art cooking school, visit the Artusi museum to learn about his unusual life and dine in their elegant restaurant where one reviewer said he ate “some of the best food available to mankind”.
At the festival, Festa Artusiana, in Forlimpopoli’
It’s always a family affair with Mama Margaret & Friends. Lots of real Italian experiences with local people off the tourist track while learning the art of eating well – after all it worked for Pellegrino Artusi who lived to be 91.
To interview Margaret or for photographs and more information on Artusi and the tour, contact Margaret at Mama Margaret & Friends Cooking Adventures in Italy at: http://www.italycookingschools.com/
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Mama Margaret & Friends ran its first cooking and wine tour in 1995 and has garnered loyal travelers from every corner of the globe.
The company is a group of skilled and dedicated travel professionals who want to make your culinary and wine experience as unique and memorable as possible. From your travel team in North America to the on the ground experts in Italy, you will encounter a level of experience and professionalism that you can trust at every turn. The enthusiasm they will demonstrate for details lets you know you’re in expert hands.