This past Thursday, we were pleased to have CityScene Magazine covering our Taste of Travel class at Upper Arlington’s Lifelong Learning kitchen. Watch in the upcoming issue for the article featuring Recipes from a French Farmhouse and more about Wanderlust Tours culinary travel.
Continue on your global culinary and cultural journey around France and Italy this spring with Shawnie Kelley (author and food writer) and Sherri Pickett (commercial interior designer and Wanderlust Tours’ Creative Director). Be transported to each destination with a perfect blend of food and drink samples; cooking demos sprinkled with history and food traditions; and a mouth-watering side of landscape, art, and architecture images. Recipes and travel tips make the perfect added souvenirs. Bring a beverage.
About the Instructor: Shawnie Kelley has lived and worked in France, Scotland, and England and continues to travel extensively for professional and personal inspiration. As a food lover, she is particularly interested in exploring regional culinary traditions and how cuisine connects us with culture and each other, which explains how food finds its way into nearly every aspect of her work. Check out her books on the official Amazon Author page.
Experience A Taste of Travel through our year-round cooking classes which are posted on our home page.
OUR SPRING CLASSES ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
The Garden of France (April 10)
The Loire Valley is synonymous with sumptuous chateaux, villages and vineyards, and turbulent history. This lush river valley is also home to some of France’s most beautiful country comfort cuisine. Explore the Loire’s gastronomy through cooking demonstration and discussion of regional delicacies, cheese, and wine. Learn to make Gåteau de Viande- a rustic French version of meatloaf and the celebrated Tarte Tatin (upside-down apple tart). While sampling the dishes, we explore the food traditions of this storied region with links to Joan of Arc, Richard the Lionheart, and other monarchs and mistresses.
Recipes from the Italian Riviera (May 1)
The sun kisses everything in the Italian Riviera from the landscape to its cuisine. It’s no wonder artists and conquerors alike have been drawn to Liguria for millennia. This class explores recipes and food traditions of northwestern Italy, a cuisine imbued with fresh ingredients, herbs, and olive oil. Learn to make a regional favorite of hand-twisted, egg-free pasta accompanied by a traditional pesto with green beans and potatoes along with a historic dessert of biancomangiare- a silky almond custard. While demonstrating the dishes, Shawnie shares images of markets, villages, and architecture along with variations on the recipes.
About the Instructor: Shawnie Kelley has lived and worked in France, Scotland and England and continues to travel extensively for personal inspiration and tour development. As a food lover, she is particularly interested in exploring regional culinary traditions and how cuisine connects us with culture, which explains how food finds its way into nearly every aspect of her work. Check out her books on the official Amazon Author page.