Diane Seed, author of the best-selling "The Top One Hundred Pasta Sauces" and many other books on Italian, Mediterranean and Indian cooking, has lived in Rome for over 30 years. She has a cooking school in the centre of Rome.
Diane also takes people to explore exciting destinations like Sicily, Puglia, Bologna 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, Marrakech and India. and other regions of Italy.
Greece, the Peloponnese Finikounds 2 - 7 and Mani 8- 15 September
Palermo and West Sicily 1 - 9 October
Puglia 13 - 16 and 16 - 22 October
Rome and the Ciociaria November 20 -26 Details not yet available on website Please email for details
India Goa 10 - 16 February
Bologna, Faenza and Ravenna 25 - 31 March
Marrakech, Rabat and Fez 22 April - 1st May
Sicily in luxury, private villa outside Siracusa 3 - 10 June
The Amalfi Coast and Sicily in October Dates to be decided
Greece 9 - 16 September
Budapest 6 - 12 October with a Vienna extension 12- 15
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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