What you'll do
The meal will be served at my family home in Pisčianci, a tiny, historic village from the 800s. To begin, a short walk in the nearby forest and veggie garden, taking in the beauty of our surroundings. Picking a few ingredients based on what's in season: foraging wild asparagus, nettle or black berries, or picking fruits and vegetables - ripe figs, juicy tomatoes, ruby red beetroot - from the garden. After, we will pop in at my neighbour’s who produces raw honey! Time to gather around the dinner table we'll start our journey exploring a selection of the best foods our land can offer. The menu is never the same, it changes according to the season, dinner will consist of aperitivo, homemade sourdough bread, a main dish and dessert. The dinner will be paired with natural wines from our territory and we will end our experience with a digestive drink. I will be guiding you through all foods: how they are made, stories about the farmers who made them and their link to our local food culture and history. All ingredients are either grown/foraged by me, or come directly from our community which includes Slow Food Presidia: from the sea salt in Pirano, to the cheese aged in natural caves on the Karst plateau everything is rigorously selected.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
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I have two main passions: food and travel. I am all about connecting to places through food and culture and by immersing one's self in nature. Ecology, biodiversity and traditional knowledge are important to me. I have a Master's degree in Food Culture and Communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences founded by Slow Food. I have worked between London and Sydney and helped launch an Italian-inspired Farm to Table restaurant & market - Bellina Alimentari - in Atlanta, USA. After living away from my hometown for over 10 years, I am now based in Trieste, a proud mum and a freelance food educator and consultant. I organise gastronomy trips, I teach cooking classes, I write about food, I take care of my vegetable garden end enjoy cooking with what's in season.
In partnership with Slow Food
This experience is crafted in accordance with the principles of Slow Food, ensuring that it is delicious, socially responsible and ecologically sustainable.
Slow Food is a global, grassroots organization, founded in 1989 to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions and counteract the rise of fast food culture. Since its founding, it has grown into a global movement working to ensure that everyone has access to good, clean and fair food. Your contribution, in addition to supporting the host, will help Slow Food to implement projects worldwide to empower local communities, promote artisan farmers and producers, and support school gardens and education projects.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Slow Food.
Where you'll be
Dinner will be served in Piscianzi, a small village immersed in nature, 10 minutes drive from Trieste center, at my family home, a very old structure originally built in the 800’s
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
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