Who would have thought that I would be teaching Moroccan cooking to Italians? Last Friday, I was invited to dinner to the aunt of my friend Raffaella. We had spent some beach time near Campiglia Marittima the week before. We talked about cooking all the way in the car, it …
“Peggy Markel, entrepreneur, gastronome and world traveler, has designed and directed culinary tours since 1991. Her love of food and travel have developed into a livelihood as a cultural translator; opening doors to experiencing and understanding culinary traditions at their source.” Read more.
From my 5th floor window, the light was sweet and warm for an Easter morn. I set up breakfast on the top floor where the view of the rooftops is equal to my sitting. I am in an extraordinary position between the Palazzo Vecchio of Piazza Signoria with my old …
“Although I knew her only from her “modern” life in Boulder and from traveling together in Europe, Peggy Markel actually grew up in Alabama. (Unrelated—or at least not directly related—to catfish, she runs a cooking school in Tuscany and food tours in Italy and Morocco.” Read more here.
“Peggy Markel was one of the first Americans to open a cooking school in Tuscany (in 1992). Local dishes like panzanella (bread salad) and ribollita (bread-vegetable soup) are her speciality.” Tuscan Cooking School Pioneers, written by Jen Murphy Food & Wine Magazine September 2007 Read more.
“For the past 15 years, Peggy Markel has done it all by combining her greatest passions into a dream job…it is obvious that Markel feels at home sitting around a kitchen table, talking and reminiscing.” PROFILE: Raging at the Sky, written by Natasha Gardener Women’s Magazine May 2007 Read more.
Slowing Down by Jessica Centers Denver Westword, March 2007 Peggy Markel was one of the first people to bring the slow-food movement to the United States. It started in Italy, where the Boulder resident designs and directs culinary tours… Click here to download pdf