It's hard to believe that it's been seven months since our inaugural trip to Cesenatico, Italy, to learn the art of salumi, preserves and other food craft at the hands of local artisans. Every moment of that trip is indelibly emblazoned into my mind, and a day does not pass that I do not reflect on it fondly. I've been positively itching to get back there.
Consequently, I've been working with my friend Vanessa again to build our next trip. While we both felt that the first trip went fantastically, we already knew that we could make the next trip bigger, better and all around awesomer. And that's exactly what we're doing.
What's that you say? You didn't even know we went to Italy? Well, you simply must read about it all: Our morning making traditional preserves; our excursions to see prosciutto, Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamico production; the amazing morning hand-rolling pasta with nonna Fernanda and Sandra, la sfoglina; of course our big day breaking down the pig and making salumi; and so, so much more.
See that picture up there? That's Marzia, who taught our preserves class, with Sharon, an attendee from San Francisco. That's pretty much how I remember the entire trip. But don't take my word for it -- others have chimed in with their thoughts on the trip as well. Truly, I can say with great confidence that a very good time was had by all.
So what do you say, wanna join us next January? I sure hope so, because we've got an amazing itinerary built. We've even expanded the trip by a day to pack in more awesomeness.
You know you want to.