“Waylon talks with Peggy Markel, Slow Food Chef and Bestie, and takes a virtual tour through Peggy’s various culinary adventures in Italy, Spain, Morocco and India.”
“It would be too simple to say that a passion for extra virgin olive oil guided Boulder’s Peggy Markel toward her career. Just as it wouldn’t be quite right to say that it was her upbringing in Alabama where the fruit she ate came from hundred-year-old trees.”
defined her path.
“Peggy Markel is a peripatetic artisan goddess and Slow Food leader who hosts cooking tours to Morocco and Italy. She’s spent years of immersing herself in these intoxicating cultures, refining her tours to offer fun, peace, sensual pleasure and just the right balance of adventure and relaxation. Through it all, you’ll absorb her brilliant and livable food philosophy and learn to cook with local ingredients from master chefs.”
Peggy Markel was one of the first Americans to open a cooking school in Tuscany…
For the past 15 years, Peggy Markel has done it all by combining her greatest passions into a dream job…
by Sally Schneider
Food & Wine, October 2000
Peggy Markel is a role model to me. She is an American cook who loved Italy so much that she went to seek her fortune there in 1991, not knowing what she’d find. She ended up starting several extraordinary weeklong culinary programs – “adventures,” as she calls them – in Tuscany, Liguria and Sicily. . . .
Giulani? Forget It. Give Me a Week of Cooking in Tuscany!
by Todd S. Purdum
New York Times, January 5, 1994