In today’s fast-paced, time-poor world, many of us eat lunch at our desk or on the run and cooking an evening meal can seem more like a chore than something to enjoy at the end of a long day. While millions of people tune into watch “reality” cooking shows such as Master Chef, most of us feel that we don’t have the time or the skills to cook such delicious meals at home. We are constantly bombarded with advertising and commercials encouraging us to eat food that “tastes good’ or claims to be ‘fresh and easy’ but it is important to be aware that the convenience of fast food often comes at the price of nutritional benefit.
It is against this backdrop that the Slow Food Movement first originated. An alternative to pre-packaged fast food, this network of small scale producers, wineries, chefs and foodies focus on the source of ingredients and how the food is produced to revive the joy of cooking and share the cultural and social customs that are traditionally associated with food.
One of the most popular food trends is now combining a love of food with travel, to various countries, including Italy, where the Slow Food movement began. Italians are renowned for their passion, their love of cooking, their country’s rich culture and of course, their food.
There are an array of itineraries and packages now available that not only offer the opportunity to take in some of the most beautiful and unique landscapes, café culture and architecture but to also learn how to appreciate Italy’s famous cuisine with tours and workshops with locals and producers.
Tours can include everything from walks through spectacular landscapes, wine tasting sessions and cooking classes in a 16th century farmhouse, to product tastings and dining at slow food restaurants. You can visit medieval villages, historical sites and breathtaking natural wonders by day, and enjoy delicious wine and experience the sensational flavours and traditions of Italian cooking and dining each night. With so many fantastic itineraries on offer, the only difficulty is choosing when to go and what region to visit.
If you want to experience more than just a sight-seeing tour on your next vacation, if you want to learn more about the food you eat, discover new ways of using fresh produce, and learn some valuable cooking tips from some of the world’s most passionate foodies, there’s no better time to book your Slow Food Tour.
Leaving you with new friends, fond memories and exciting new recipes- it’s a holiday experience that could change every meal you eat for the rest of your life.
To book your Italian foodie tour contact Live It Travel on 1300 662 702 or email firstname.lastname@example.org