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New Artusi Cooking Tour In Italy: Following in the Footsteps of the First Italian Foodie

Discover Artusi’s world in his birthplace, Forlimpopoli, a quaint town with a magical medieval heart. Cook and dine at Casa Artusi, a gastronomic cultural centre for Italian home cooking. Participate in the lively Artusi Festival in the piazza.

PRLog - Feb. 23, 2012 - VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The picturesque medieval Italian town of Forlimpopoli in northern Italy has become the mecca for food lovers from all over the world. Carrying their well worn copies of Italy’s most famous cookbook, Pellegrino Artusi’s “Science in the Kitchen and The Art of Eating Well”, first published in 1891, they immerse themselves in all things Artusi.

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’s piazza and streets full of local families, they’ll taste local foods and wines. In Bologna’s colourful food market, they’ll stroll with a mother and shop for ingredients for their Artusi cooking class in her home. With the fun loving father, they will see how they make parmesan cheese from start to finish. At traditional balsamic vinegar cellars near Modena, they’ll sample their 25 year old traditional balsamic vinegar which feels like liquid velvet in your throat.

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/tours-in-italy/norther...

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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.

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