2017 Culture & Cuisine of Abruzzo Tour with Domenica Marchetti, author of seven distinguished Italian cookbooks !
- – Transfers from and to: Rome’s Leonardo DaVinci Fiumicino Airport.
- – All meals & wine as included in itinerary; designed to highlight exquisite cuisine of Abruzzo.
- – Vineyard tour with accompanied wine tastings.
- – Guided excursions with truffle hunters and artisan cheese makers.
- – Visits and tastings with producers of saffron and Abruzzo’s best extra virgin olive oil.
- – Domenica will provide hands-on classes exploring the uses of Abruzzo’s finest ingredients.
- – Explore Abruzzo’s glimmering Adriatic coast.
- – Experience the Italian art of cooking “alla brace;” grilling over glowing embers.
- – Make pizza in a 300 year old wood-fired oven; savoring, as always, the fruits of your labors!
- – Everyone will receive Domenica’s own recipes to take away and try at home.
- – Tours of cultural gems of Abruzzo; medieval castles, churches, mountain villages and more.
* The Glorious Vegetables of Italy
* The Glorious Pasta of Italy
* Big Night In: More Than 100 Wonderful Recipes for Feeding Family and Friends Italian-Style
* The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy
* Rustic Italian: Simple, Authentic Recipes for Everyday Cooking
* Ciao Biscotti
* Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions
Domenica’s cookbooks have achieved wide acclaim. Her latest book, Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions, was published in June 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has already received great reviews by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and Fine Cooking. Her book The Glorious Vegetables of Italy was named a 2013 New York Times Notable Cookbook. Her book The Glorious Pasta of Italy was named one of the 100 best cookbooks of the last 25 years by the editors of Cooking Light, and her book Big Night In was named one of the best cookbooks of 2008 by the editors of Food and Wine.
Domenica’s articles and recipes on the food of Abruzzo and on Italian home cooking have been widely published, including in The Washington Post, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, and Food and Wine. She has been featured on The Splendid Table and Martha Stewart Everyday. She is a graduate of Columbia School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. Domenica brings a reporter’s instincts and skills to her articles and cookbooks, and also to her culinary travels in Abruzzo.
Domenica is also an accomplished cooking instructor. She has been cooking since she could see over the kitchen counter, helping her mother to shape gnocchi, ravioli and other homemade pasta. She has taught cooking classes at schools across the U.S., including Williams-Sonoma; Southern Season, in Chapel Hill, N.C. and Charleston, S.C.; Stonewall Kitchens, in York, ME; and Central Market, in Texas. She is also a cooking instructor at the online learning website Craftsy.com.