By Asha Sedalia Bruot
Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour, started by a local couple was recently named one of the top 15 Foodie Destinations by USA Today.
The Haymarket-based owners, George and Linda Meyers, spend six months of the year in Tuscany, Italy. There they host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide them on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts.
Retired United States Air Force pilot George Meyers and his wife, Linda, now a retired Prince William County school teacher, regularly enjoyed trips to their favorite travel spot, Tuscany.
Over time, these trips became 'Cook in Tuscany,' a culinary travel destination where guests from around the globe can cook alongside Tuscan cooks, who were not taught in culinary schools, but from their Tuscan mothers and grandmothers.
Natives of New Orleans and high school sweethearts, the Meyers’ shared a long-time passion for good food. The Meyers personally take guests on wine tours, cheese-making tours and truffle hunts as well, creating an immersive experience in Tuscan cuisine and culture. The week-long package tours are all-inclusive of hotels and food, not including air fare.
“Cook in Tuscany started as just a way to enjoy our time in Tuscany, and then we realized we wanted to share some of this joy and it turned into a culinary tour,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket.
Cook in Tuscany is a six-day tour, with all-inclusive Tuscan cooking classes in the medieval, walled village of Montefollonico, Tuscany, Italy.
The tour includes cooking classes with Tuscan cooks, village excursions, truffle hunts, winery tour, cheese-making, gourmet dinners and tours of local, historic sites.
Rated by USA Today as a top 15 Foodie Destination, and recommended by JourneyWoman and Epicure & Culture, Cook in Tuscany is a luxury, culinary vacation for the traveler who wants to be a local, and not a tourist.
More information can be found at cookintuscany.com. Readers can also or visit them on Facebook or Twitter@CookinTuscany.
The author of this article, Asha Sedalia Bruot, is the President and Founder of ASHA Public Relations, LLC
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