Zingerman's Food Tour Uncovers Hidden Culinary Treasures of Sicily

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Ten-day October Trip to Bring Travelers in Touch with Italian Island’s Traditional Cuisine

Palermo Fruit Market

Sicily is a challenging place to get to know on your own," notes trip leader Jillian Downey. "We want to give people access to places that they might not be able to find while also leaving them time to explore outside the group setting.

Zingerman’s Food Tours announces plans for a ten-day guided tour for passionate food lovers across the Mediterranean island of Sicily. With an 18-person limit, this October 3-12 trip offers travelers the unique experience of behind-the-scenes visits to small-scale Sicilian food producers as well as the chance to dine together a some of the best traditional Sicilian restaurants. Two experienced travel leaders from Zingerman’s host the trip and will be joined by an English-speaking Italian guide.

“Sicily is a challenging place to get to know on your own,” notes trip leader Jillian Downey. “We want to give people access to places that they might not be able to find while also leaving them time to explore outside the group setting.” Passengers will enjoy a trip to a chocolate maker, a traditional cheesemaker, an olive oil maker, and a wine-maker. The highlight of this Mediterranean adventure is a trip to a local market with a traditional Sicilian chef followed by a hands-on cooking class with him as the group prepares a multi-course Sicilian meal together.

Throughout the trip, guests will explore several regions in-depth. Emphasizing the opportunity to really connect with each location, and minimizing time on the bus, the tour will spend extended time in Palermo, Ragusa, and Marsala and also visit Siracusa, Modica, Erice, and Caltagirone during day trips. Highlighting the regional and seasonal delights of the island, guests will also often sample wonderfully fresh seafood. With the opportunity to explore the local culinary delights from fresh, in-season ingredients, participants will leave with an understanding of the history, culture, and unique foodways of Sicily.

The cost of this Zingerman’s Food Tour is $4,500 per person, which includes accommodations at 4-star hotels, breakfast each morning and most lunch and dinners consisting of local specialties from local, fresh ingredients and local wine pairings. Also included in the trip is transfer to and from the airport, an air-conditioned private bus for the entire tour and basic medical coverage.

Zingerman's Food Tour of Sicily, Italy, is October 3-12, 2010. Cost is $4500 per person and space is extremely limited. Adventurous food lovers are encouraged to visit http://www.zingermansfoodtours.com for additional details and to register. For more information, call us at 888-316-2736.

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