Zingerman’s Food Tours takes you behind the scenes…
to the source of amazing food and people from Verona to Paris to Croatia and more! Together we’ll venture off the beaten path, where local cuisine provides a direct connection to the history of a region, the soul of its people, and the rhythm of daily life.
Zingerman’s Food Tours
Italy, Slovenia & Croatia
AN ADRIATIC ADVENTURE
Friuli and Istria (just like most of Central Europe) have colorful and complex histories that are reflected in their food and wine traditions. Though not large, their landscapes, climates, cooking, and wines change dramatically from region to region. These locations combine Habsburg and Ottoman heritage while the Istrian Peninsula (claimed by locals to be the gourmet capital of the country) has a cosmopolitan past, with Italian, Slovenian, and Croatian influences. The emblematic dishes of the peninsula, rich in truffles, Boskarin beef, oysters, Adriatic seafood (cooked and raw), cheese, aged prsut, olive oil, and homemade pasta, rival those in neighboring Italy. Of course, there will be plenty of the local wine—Malvazia and Terran—to accompany this amazing food.
Basque Country, Spain
Flavors of the Atlantic
The Basque Country sits in the green north of Spain on the Atlantic coast, straddling over into France. Known locally as Euskadi or País Vasco, they have their own language, their own culinary traditions (recognized by Michelin granting stars to over 30 restaurants), and incredibly beautiful geography. For these reasons alone we should visit, but once you learn of their passion for combining the convivial act of dining with the best quality ingredients, well, there’s no turning back.
Spring & Summer 2020 Tours
Much more than milk and honey
Israel is a remarkable country to visit for those of us interested in food, culture, and history. The variety of experience is dizzying as is the contrast of ancient and modern! In this small geographical area we will engage with a full range of food production methods from ancient terraced plots surrounding Jerusalem to the most modern agricultural practices of seaweed production and agriculture in the desert.
London - Long Weekend
FOUR DAYS OF FLAVOR
This 4-day tour is designed especially for those who want to explore the culinary joys of London with Zingerman’s. Come along and discover just how rich, varied, and delicious the London food scene has become! Join us for a walk through the backdrop of British nobility, industrial triumph, and the influence of foreign trade on the city’s culinary history. We’ll learn from and team up with our friends at Neal’s Yard Dairy for an afternoon of traditional British cheese. Local, vibrant food markets will be our playground, and we’ll even take part in a British baking class. During our time together, we’ll come to understand the evolution of British cuisine and why in 2019, London is one of the world’s most important and delicious food cities.
Veronese Traditions, valpolicella & The lessini Mountains
Every corner of the country boasts its own spin on traditional Italian cuisine, but Verona’s dishes stand out as exceptional. The Veronese menu is often centered around meat, but fresh pasta, polenta, the regional rice “Vialone nano,” and delicious wines round out the eating experience. We’ll embark on a full-flavored journey of the Veneto that will leave you in awe of the variety Northern Italy has to offer.
June 8-18, 2020
More than Paprika
In the last decade, no country has influenced our own culinary creations more than the artisanal food of Hungary. The country has an incredibly rich and varied food tradition reaching back millennia, including an Eastern European Jewish influence that’s been of great interest to us. From the regional cheeses, the incredible wines, thoughtful cured meats, and bountiful produce, to the incredible breads, pastries, and elegant multi-layered tortas, Hungary has it all. Join us and discover how much more there is to Hungarian food than its excellent paprika!
MaY 22-30, 2020
THE TASTE OF THE SEA
Zingerman's Food Tours is excited to explore this special location with you! Together we will enjoy the Balearic island cuisine of fresh, daily-caught fish, fresh local vegetables, Mahón cheese, soups and stews, local cured pork, such as sobrasada and longaniza, and a variety of savory and sweet baked goods made from the prized Mallorcan wheat. Horchata made from the island’s almonds and an unparalleled orange juice round out our culinary experience ensconced in one of Europe’s most desirable destinations.
Vienna & Budapest
December 28, 2020-January 2, 2021
Coming soon! We’re excited to announce our first ever New Year’s Eve holiday program. Starting in Vienna, Austria and finishing in Budapest, Hungary