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Lisbon Trip: Tracing the Roots of an Imperial Cuisine

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    6-12 people Dates:  US $3,820/adult
     June 15-21 2020;
    October 19-25 2020
    Early Bird Discount
    $3,300 / adult

     

Lisbon is one of the world’s greatest food cities, and on this multi-day culinary trip you’ll experience the very best of it. Visit markets and farms, meet fishermen and bakers, learn to make Portuguese specialties, and eat and drink glorious delicacies, all while getting the chance to explore one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. 

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Istanbul Trip: Exploring the Tastes of Two Continents

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    6-12 people 2020 Dates:  US $3,530/adult
     October 12 – 19 Early bird discount
    $3,250/ adult

     

For millennia, Istanbul has been the connection point for a vast web of places with distinct cultural identities, landscapes, and, of course, cuisines. These disparate influences form the great mosaic that is modern-day Istanbul cuisine, which is so much more than simply “Turkish food.”

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Miraculous Naples Trip: Pizza, Passion and Superstition

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    6-12 people 2020 Dates:  US $2,825/adult
     October 11-16 Early-Bird Discount
    US $2,545/adult

     

Nestled between Europe’s most volatile volcano, Mount Vesuvius, and the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean, Naples is a city of vivid beauty and intense street life with a richly layered history topped off by its world famous cuisine. Home of the pizza, the world’s oldest opera house, a street plan that dates back to the ancient Greeks and unique homegrown superstitious rituals, experiencing the city stimulates all six senses at once.

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Barnacles, Bluffs, and Brine: A Galician Seafood Pilgrimage

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    12 people 2020 Dates:  US $3,380/adult
     March 6-12

     

On this week-long seafood pilgrimage, we’ll delve deep into the world of barnacle hunters, oyster fisherman, lobster trap builders, razor clam-diggers, and net menders, along with the local chefs who are harnessing the incredible offerings of their coast, transforming Galician cuisine into something new and exciting. Though our focus will be seafood and the traditional artisans along this coast, we’ll be exploring all facets of Galician identity—history, folklore, architecture, music, language, and religion—and gaining a deeper understanding of its unbreakable bond with the sea.

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From Athens to the Islands: A Greek Easter Journey

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    12 people 2020 Dates:  US $3,465/adult
     April 15-21

     

Join us as we begin in Athens and then move to Tinos, where we’ll explore the island and its unique Easter traditions through food. We’ll visit historic and religious monuments key to Easter traditions, join village celebrations, meet local artisans, and take part in the preparation of seasonal ingredients. We’ll get out for short treks to experience the landscape and track down secrets that only can be discovered on foot. With our time in Athens as a perspective on contemporary Greek life, our sojourn in Tinos will be a deep dive into the traditional culture and cuisine of Greek island life, at the most festive of moment of the year: Easter.

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