In the Tuscan countryside about fifteen minutes outside Pisa, my family recently has renovated a century-old farmhouse where my mother Laura is hosting cooking classes. For two weeks this summer I will be hosting classes of my own at the farm in Tuscany.

Each class runs for one week. Attendees leave New York on a Saturday night and arrive in Pisa Sunday morning (Delta Airlines offers non-stop flights from New York JFK to Pisa). Each room in the house is double occupancy. Classes are held during the week on the property and each day we break for lunch as a group.

During the course of the week, we will take excursions to the food markets in Florence and dine out in neighboring towns. On the final night, a local pizzaiolo will come by the house to make Tuscan-style pies with us.

The first of the two classes hosted by me runs from June 28th to July 5th and the second from July 5th to July 12th. The June 28th class is nearly sold-out but we still have plenty of availability for the July 5th class. If there is interest in other dates, or if large groups would like to book together, I’ll readily consider hosting more classes throughout the summer.

For further information and photos of the property, as well as for all booking inquiries, you may visit my motherís website at To ensure all inquiries are received and handled properly, please use this address exclusively for the cooking classes.

Thank you for all of your support. Iím looking forward hearing from you, and hope to see you this summer.