Cooking Tours

With the rise of celebrity chefs and the 24-hour Food Network, more and more travelers are incorporating a new-found love for cooking into their international travels. 

A recent article in Time Magazine tracks a family’s journey to Oaxaca, Mexico for a week-long cooking course that embraces the wonderful flavors of the region’s tasty foods–such as spicy mole negro and mango-jicama salad.

Mexico is a popular destination for culinary tours, but quite frankly, the world is your oyster, as they say, when it comes to international cooking classes.  For example,  A Cook’s Tour–just one of a handful of companies that specialize in such trips–is offering more than 30 classes in the upcoming year to such locations as Italy, France, South Africa, and of course, Mexico. 

A Taste of White Truffles” scheduled for October in Piedmont, Italy has really got my drool going.  Mmmmmmm.