This is an excerpt from the July/August 2004 issue of Dream of Italy:
So you want to attend a recreational cooking school during your next visit to Italy. Where do you begin? On the Web, of course. Try one of the following sites:
Gourmetget.com: Marlene Iaciofano’s Gourmet Getaways site features her own cooking tours as well as detailed information on the several dozen Italian cooking schools she represents in the U.S.
Italycookingschools.com: Mama Margaret’s search engine includes over 100 schools throughout Italy. This site also has some helpful articles on how to choose a cooking school and get the most out of the experience.
Shawguides.com: If you can’t find it on this Web site, it probably doesn’t exist. Shaw guides is the grandaddy of cultural travel directories. It has listings for 25 professional cooking schools in Italy as well as an astounding 572 recreational programs. Shaw Guides also publishes a print version of its guide to worldwide cooking schools.