"Thanks for an inspiring day in so many ways... great instruction through word and demonstration with humor and great clarity. It has been a wonderful day."
Lynne S., Homer, Alaska
My smaller group size makes the tours intimate and gives you a greater opportunity to immerse yourself in the local scene. The itineraries are designed for a more personal and rich experience with the locals. Plus many find that traveling with others makes the experience more enjoyable and memorable!
The Tuscan Table in Autumn: Truffles
November 9-16, 2014
Join Julie for an unforgettable guided culinary tour of Tuscany Italy . You will have the opportunity to spend time in a foodie paradise in its most special time of the year: the start of the olive harvest, the end of the grape harvest, and the beginning of the white truffle season. You will evaluate extra-virgin olive oil, hunt for truffles, and eat and cook the finest Tuscan cuisine. Above all, you will get to experience the people and culture of Italy.
Reserve your place in this exclusive tour as we only have room for 10.
Puglia: Discover a New Place Under the Italian Sun
May 23-30, 2015
Come and discover this beautiful land between two seas. Puglia is unspoiled, with endless ancient olive groves and vineyards, and small Medieval towns that are UNESCO world heritage sites. Come explore its cone-roofed trulli and white sand beaches with me this spring. Puglia is off the beaten path for now, but it won’t be for long—Wine Enthusiast named it one of its Top 10 Wine Regions of the World for 2013 and National Geographic included it in its “Best Trips 2014.”
Reserve your place in this exclusive tour as we only have room for 8.
Garden to Plate - Tour and Cooking Class
August 3-4, 2014
There can be no more beautiful region than the Napa Valley in which to indulge your palate with gourmet foods and fine wine. Great food comes from great ingredients for these classes we will go right to the source for our menu. In the pleasurable company of others who share your passion, we will use the bounty of the garden to help you create a wonderful menu and learn to select, prepare, and present garden fresh meals. Julie will also share ideas and information in class designed to educate and inspire you.