Next Writing Italian Food Tour
Writing Italian Food
This fantastic 9-day TLC-Travels adventure is based on a class I've been teaching in Umbria since 2014. It is for you if you love Italian food, wine, and coffee... and want to write about it for yourself, for friends, on a writing blog, or for publication in a larger setting. Our small groups of no more than 10 people spend nine days in exclusive vineyards, out-of-the-way trattorias, spectacular cliff-side restaurants, and traditional cafes along the Umbrian or Lazio boulevards.
See photos below for previous Writing Italian Food adventures.
Each day is a culinary exploration of an aspect of Italian food, wine, coffee, and history in the gorgeous Umbrian region of Italy
Writing Italian Food
This 7-day culinary, literary adventure is all-inclusive once you arrive in Rome.
The fee covers a food blog site set up in your name, all accommodation, all transportation inside Italy, all lunches and dinners, workshops, and entrance fees.
What happens on a Writing Italian Food adventure?
Your payment includes a simple blog-site created for you with the name of your choice, so you can write your food adventures for your friends and family. This will be created for you before you arrive in Italy.
Each morning will start with a croissant and Italian coffee, and a short talk about an aspect of writing. We share the writing we did the night before, discuss any writing-related questions, have a short writing talk, hear a bit of history about the area and the specific culinary adventure planned for the day, and then off we go into our day of indulgence. (For those writers who plan to publish their work, we will set up more focused groups!)
Unlike a typical tourist, your adventure will include a number of elements to put things into context. We'll visit family-owned vineyards and local markets, hidden trattorias in tiny hilltop towns, boutique cheese makers, sausage producers, olive oil presses, osterias and organic farms, and both high-end restaurants and corner cafes. At each place we will learn a bit about the history of the area, the origin of particular food or drink, and we will hear from local people about the food they produce.
After finishing up the last meal of each day, you'll spend some time writing about your experience on your blog, and the next morning we start again!
"Teresa introduced me to the exciting and creative world of food writing. I am now able to transcribe the way food and drink tantalizes the senses, and I can apply the techniques I learned from her to my creative nonfiction and fiction pieces, giving them a new burst of realistic imagery and emotional description." Matthew Pacheco, summer 2015