Take a Zingermans Food Tour to Tuscany & Emilia Romagna

The gift of a lifetime

The amazing Russian poet Anna Akhmatova once wrote that, “Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life.” She went there first in 1912, then again over half a century later, in 1964. While Akhmatova has left the world as we know it, it has been a bit over a half-century since her last visit. Maybe it’s the moment to follow in her poetic footsteps and travel to the land of incredible food, beautiful art, passionate people, and magical moments.

A Zingerman’s Food Tour is the perfect way to pay homage to Akhmatova’s sentiment. If you’re ready to treat yourself to something way beyond special that’s going to make memories that will stay with you for the rest of your life, then consider joining the terrific Zingerman’s Food Tour to Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. It’s one seriously wonderful week of world-class eating in Italy’s most talked about region!

What does it entail? Here’s what Kristie Brablec, the one-of-a-kind, fun, and compassionate managing partner of Zingerman’s Food Tours® has to say:

Come along and visit Tuscany and Emilia Romagna the Zingerman’s way. We’ll go behind the scenes and visit traditional small producers of some of the region’s finest foods—from the massive wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano, to the beautiful, small bottles of real balsamic vinegar; from Chianti Classico wines and artisanal olive oil to the melt-in-your-mouth prosciutto di Parma. We’ll roll up our sleeves and enjoy Tuscan cooking lessons in a 15th century villa in the rolling hills outside of Florence. Together with Peggy Markel, long-time culinary adventurer and food guide, we will experience the wonderful food, culture, and landscape of Tuscany.

Imagine that a dozen and a half (or so) food lovers at the Deli were snatched up by a spaceship and transported halfway around the world to continue the amazing eating and learning they’d been enjoying in Ann Arbor, only this time in the Italian countryside!  Once you’re there, instead of just hearing about the people who make the artisan food we sell so much of, you get to walk into their houses and meet them, hear stories straight from the source, taste the food in ways they prefer to prepare it. It’s a week’s worth of insider insights into what makes some of the best food in the world so wonderfully special. A couple dozen world-class meals, visits to some picturesque Tuscan hill towns, cooking lessons from local chefs, some lovely vistas, and marvelous market visits. If the weather and nature cooperate, you could be on Tuscan ground for the start of next autumn’s olive harvest.

The tour is nearly a year out, so you’ve got time to get it together to take off for Tuscany. There are only 16 seats for sale. Make a couple of them yours before they’re all gone. Olive oil, art, pasta, poetry, cooking, and culture. A week that will stay with you, as Akhmatova said, for the rest of your life.

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