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20 August, 2015

Forage for Porcini in Italy with Punk Domestics!

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Sean Timberlake, photo by Paul Brown.

My friend Sean Timberlake, founder of the beautiful Punk Domestics canning and preservation blog, has been leading hands-on culinary tours to Italy since 2012.  He has two coming up, 10/8/15–10/14/15 and 1/14/16–1/20/16, based out of the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. These are can’t miss experiences for those of you who love diving deep into food roots to gain a richer understanding of how we cultivate and make the Italian cuisine we love. While I’m just getting to know Sean, I’m positive he makes for a charming and knowledgeable guide throughout these tours.

Both tours are priced at 3,000 USD and include six nights at the family-owned Hotel Sirena, all meals and drinks (including wine!), and a number of cooking classes and adventures. The details of those adventures are the primary differences between the two tours. October’s will appeal to truffle lovers most, while January’s hits the heart–and all the other parts–of pork lovers.

October 8 — 14, 2015: Autumn in Italy

  • Forage for prized porcini mushrooms in the Appenine mountains and cook with them.
  • Make savòr, a local conserve of autumn fruits and nuts with a local artisan jam maker.
  • Make hand-rolled pasta with the hotel’s sfoglina, or pasta maker.
  • Make piadina, the local flatbread of Romagna, at Casa Artusi, a museo del gusto.
  • Travel to Parma and Modena to discover the secrets of Parmigiano-Reggiano, prosciutto and balsamico.
  • Experience formaggio di fossa, sheep’s milk cheese that’s stored in limestone pits.
  • Travel to Sant’Agata Feltria to experience their famous festival, or sagra, of the white truffle.

January 14-20, 2016: Go Pig or Go Home!

I’m drying to know what you Southern nose-to-tail enthusiasts would think of the salumi experience! Regardless, if you’re looking for an awesome way to enrich your Italian vacation, Punk Domestics Travel is definitely worth your consideration. Click here for all of the details and tell Sean that I sent you!

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