Cooking in Tuscany: A Traditional Italian Adventure

Join fellow Politics and Prose booklovers for a week of cooking, reading, and learning in Tuscany’s stupendous Casentino Valley at the world-renowned Tuscookany retreat.

Dates: August 3 - 10, 2024

During this unforgettable week, you will learn how to make a variety of classic Italian appetizers, pastas, main courses, and desserts under the tutelage of master chefs. When you are not in the kitchen, regional experts will take you out for olive oil tastings, cheese tastings, winery tours and shopping at the local food markets. There will also be plenty of opportunity to relax and rejuvenate on your own time.  As a Politics and Prose guest, you will stay in a stunning 17th century Tuscan villa sitting on a secluded hilltop on an 80-acre large estate.  Each bedroom boasts custom-made teak furniture, private marble bathrooms and spectacular views.  

This trip is produced together with our partners at Tuscookany. For more details, click here.

“You certainly don’t have to go to Tuscany to practice cooking, but it helps. The entire experience at Tuscookany is first-rate. So good, in fact, that I went back for seconds!”

--Brad Graham, two-time guest at Tuscookany and co-owner of Politics and Prose

Tuscookany trips fill up quickly and prices vary. Book this trip by December 31, 2023 to lock in these 2023 prices:

US$ 4150.00 per participating guest, double occupancy
US$ 4450.00 per participating guest, single occupancy 
US$ 3100.00 non-participating guest, double occupancy 

A 30% deposit is required at registration.

To sign up please click here. Please write Politics and Prose in the "how did you find us" section of the registration page to guarantee your spot with Politics and Prose.


Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy By Joseph Bastianich, David Lynch Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400097746
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Clarkson Potter - August 2nd, 2005

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