I teach cooking and offer culinary walking tours, one day market to table classes and organize week-long culinary programs.
I began my career as a pastry chef in San Francisco and when I moved to Florence started from scratch in learning a whole new way to cook and eat! I began teaching cooking classes in 1988. From 1988 to 1998 I taught cooking for the students at Syracuse University here in Florence. In 1997, I started my website Divina Cucina with a dining guide to Florence and Chianti and also recipes. In 2008, I closed the Florence space and moved full-time out to the tiny house I bought in the hills outside of Certaldo.
It is still part of Chianti, but totally different views.
Beginning in March 2011, my classes will be held in Colle Val D'Elsa.
|I have a thing for hilltowns, my classes are in the lower part of the village|
I will be doing daily small hands-on classes again and the large market day in Colle is Friday.
Stop by my website for more information on the programs I offer.
I am now doing more week-long programs in Colle Val D'Elsa and in Sicily, my new love. I adore the cultural mix down in Sicily: Spanish, Arab, Greek and more!
Through these pages you can also bring some if the Italian way of life into your kitchen. Often I travel out of Tuscany and share the market treats I find. Join me on my tasty travels.