The Bartners: A New Life on the Farm (February/March 2021)

This article originally appeared in the February/March 2021 issue of Dream of Italy. Ashley and Jason Bartner’s love affair with Italy is intertwined with their own love story: As newlyweds, these New Yorkers visited Italy in 2005 and decided to take a leap of faith in starting an agriturismo in a 500-year-old farmhouse in Le Marche. They live in the region …

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Dream of Italy’s 16th Anniversary Favorites

This article originally appeared in the December 2018/January 2019 issue of Dream of Italy. Join to access the entire issue and 160 others! It is hard to believe that 16 years have flown by since I founded Dream of Italy. Our little publication has covered the boot from top to bottom with more than a thousand pages on every corner of our favorite …

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Cooking at Rome’s Latteria Studio (November 2018)

This article originally appeared in the November 2018 issue of Dream of Italy. Find the main article here. Updated 2020.  NOTE: Latteria Studio closed its doors on Via di Ponziano in July 2020, and is currently seraching for a new space with the potential to be everything that the original space was, and more. The best part about exploring Roman cuisine is it is intensely …

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Taste Venice With Insiders (June/July 2017)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Sometimes the best ideas are created in the most ordinary places: TasteVenice was created a few years ago on a playground in Venice by two mothers who were both looking for an outlet for their passions (outside of their children, of course!). With backgrounds in food, wine, …

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One Day Chef in Rome (June/July 2017)

This article originally appeared in the June/July 2017 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Located in the San Giovanni in Laterano area of Rome, One Day Chef is a casual cooking experience for those looking for something more relaxed than touring the Eternal City’s ancient sites. The storefront setting is warm and friendly with traditional brickwork, comments from happy and sated …

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Dining With Italian Home Cooks

This article appeared in the October 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Though travelers have long flocked Italy to get a sense of its proud culinary history through courses of antipasto, primo, secondo and dolce in between glasses of wine, there has often been disconnect between kitchen and table. Patrons could order all of the Italian delicacies that they’d …

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Five Lessons from Puglia’s Pasta Mamas

This article appeared in the June/July 2015 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Can you think of a better way to spend a month in Italy than traveling around the Salento area of Puglia learning traditional pasta making techniques from the locals? That’s what Katie Leaird – pastry cook, caterer, personal chef, food blogger and now a cook at America’s Test …

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Puglia

Go truffle hunting in Molise and then cook with the tasty tubers. In Puglia, learn how to make Gallipoli-style fish soup as well as wild chicory with bacon and Pecorino. Your mouth will be watering after reading about these cooking classes.

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Sardinia and Sicily

Italy's two largest islands are home to unique cuisine and what better way to experience the traditional dishes of Sardinia and Sicily than through a cooking class. Here are our favorites.

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Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Venice, Veneto and Trentino

Whether you're high up in the mountains or along the sea, we have some very special cooking classes for you in Trentino Alto Adige, Venice and the Veneto. Don't visit these areas without looking at this list!

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