Eat Your Way Through Italy: Ten Days in Tuscany With Chef Tom Herndon

Ten days. Five cities. Three hands-on cooking classes. That’s what my friend, personal chef and marketing guru Tom Herndon is offering next May for a ten-day trip to Florence, Vinci, Siena, San Gimignano and Arezzo as he weaves two of his passions together –– a love for food and a love for Spirit –– to create Spirit & Spice –– Mindful Culinary Adventures.

This group will fly from SFO to Florence. During your stay you’ll:
• Have guided tours and plenty of free time to luxuriate in gorgeous four-star hotels.
• Take leisurely strolls and linger at local markets.
• Enjoy the enticing sights, sounds and flavors of Tuscany.
• Explore an Italian chocolate factory.
• Witness authentic falconry.
• Sample local vintages from Chianti.
• Observing masters at work in the time-honored art of Italian ceramics.
• Learn how to cook!

“Ten Days to Tuscany? will be a unique culinary vacation. Not only will you explore the enchanting medieval cities, countryside and delicious cuisine of ancient Tuscany, but each activity will be deepened with simple practices for mindfulness. You’ll heighten your awareness, slow way down and learn to cook in the traditional Tuscan-style. Then you’ll sit together and connect over the beautiful, delicious family meals that we prepared ourselves.

Chef Tom says, “What we are present to is what we remember.? Together, you’ll s t r e t c h the moment and fully savor each experience, returning home with more than just photographs. You’ll return with fully-felt, lifelong memories –– your senses filled with the beauty and wonder of Italy!

“My purpose in life is to nourish people,? he adds. “Ten Days to Tuscany is my premier adventure! I am a Personal Chef, as well as a Seasoned Workshop Leader.

“Throughout our stay in beautiful Tuscany, I will guide you through gentle, easy breathing meditations, based on the practices of Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn, that will allow us to dwell in the experience of Being in the present moment. By being present to what is, our time in Italy will be a rich experience indeed. So join me for Ten Days to Tuscany. Let Spirit & Spice feed your body and nourish your soul!?

The only catch: Reservations are limited and only four places remain. So you must reserve your space by Friday, December 8 by sending a check for $1,500 per person to Chef Tom at:
Vacations Extraordinaire, 395A S. State Highway, #311, Lincoln, CA 94568.

For more info: visit his Website or call 415.420.6300.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on December 02, 2006 in Food

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