Diane Seed's Culinary Adventures

Diane Seed, author of the best-selling "The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces" and many other books on Italian cooking, has lived in Rome for over 30 years. She has a cooking school  in the beautiful Doria Pamphili palace in the centre of Rome.  

Diane also takes people to explore exciting destinations like Sicily, Puglia and the Amalfi Coast, and in the last four years she has started developing gastronomic tours to countries she explored while researching her Mediterranean and Indian books.These tours have some cooking but the emphasis is on finding good food and wine while enjoying the most appealing aspects of these fascinating countries. The Gourmet Adventures feature Greece, Turkey, Morocco and India.

Gourmet Adventures in 2015


Marrakech in April  followed by 5 days in Seville, Cordoba and Granada. Both can be booked separately

Sicily in May in search of great food and on the way, Commissario Montalbano, with perhaps 3 days on the Amalfi Coast before heading South

Sifnos or Crete in June and September in Greece

Budapest in October with 2 days in Vienna

October A 7 day tour of Sicily to take in the olive harvest

Today air travel has become fraught with problems but I still travel a lot, and for me the arrival more than makes up  for the 'travelling hopefully'. Certain places make me feel I have known and loved them in another lifetime while others are excitingly alien.Greece has been my summer mecca for many years, demanding a yearly pilgrimage, and in the last few years I have started to add  gastronomic tours to those countries I explored while researching my  Mediterranean book. I fell in love with India through books, long before my first visit, and the many trips I made while writing my Indian cook book added another perennial pleasure.

These tours have some cooking, usually 2 or 3 lessons, but the emphasis is on finding the good food and enjoying the most appealing aspects of these fascinating countries.

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