Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures delivers personalized, educational, hands-on travel experiences that feed the soul.
With a perpetual curiosity and reverence for the rich tapestry created by food and culture the world over, Peggy Markel pioneered the concept of culinary travel in Europe in 1992 by creating a traditional, wood-fired cooking school in a renovated 15th-century villa in Tuscany, Italy.
From there, inspiration led Peggy to build lasting relationships with chefs and purveyors throughout Italy, build a kitchen and develop a culinary program from the ground up in Morocco, and grow her business to include programs throughout Italy as well as Spain, Morocco and India. Though her rivals have grown in numbers, no one has been able to match the depth and dimension of her programs.
Peggy’s charisma and infectious delight for her work guide her guests toward transformation both abroad and at home.
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About Peggy Markel
Peggy Markel has a palate for the extraordinary.
Her interest in the connection between food and culture began with childhood roots in the Deep South and developed with extensive travels throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia. On these journeys, Peggy saw an opportunity to design and direct her own brand of culinary travel combining creativity with deep attention to detail, on-the-ground spontaneity, and a vibrant cast of characters for a theater-in-the-round of cultural adventure.
Since founding Peggy Markel’s Culinary Adventures in Tuscany in 1992, Peggy has personally led more than one thousand people on various programs, enriching their knowledge and experience of food, culture and the world. Today, Peggy directs each of her international culinary travel programs in three continents with the same basic philosophy, inviting her guests to experience new cultures with an open curiosity, using food as a vehicle to taste the fullness of culture and place.
Peggy has traversed the Mediterranean, North Africa and India, exploring culture and cuisine. When not traveling, Peggy spends as much time as possible with family and friends in and around Boulder, Colorado.