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Named in the TOP 5 Cooking & Foodie Vacations in Italy 2019!
5 Top Cooking & Foodie Vacations in Italy
Jennifer McIlvaine, a professional chef for over 20 years, offers one-day and longer, customized food and wine tours in Umbria. She works closely with the local artisan producers she has met during her time in the region, and says she always keeps her ears open at the markets “to learn a new traditional recipe from an Italian nonna.”....
Why You Need to Travel to Umbria to Taste Its Amazing Cuisine
We turned to Jennifer McIlvaine, who heads up Life...Italian Style where she works as a private chef and runs food and wine tours in Umbria, to find out what to eat, from the remarkable local produce to the special dishes that are often only available within the region itself. McIlvaine, a native of Philadelphia, came to Italy to work as a chef, where she spent time at the well-known Il Bacco Felice in Foligno, which she describes as a game-changing experience.
9 Really Delicious Reasons to go to Umbria in the Fall
Jennifer McIlvaine, who heads up Life...Italian Style where she works as a private chef and runs food and wine tours in Umbria, says an important attraction for visitors is that “our farms tend to be smaller [than in Tuscany] and family run. While driving around the hillsides, if you see people harvesting grapes or olives, stop. They will always welcome you to help out—and you’ll have a unique, once in a lifetime experience!” If you are thinking of traveling to Umbria, here are nine delicious reasons to go now.