It’s been 22 years since his last visit, but Michael’s finally packing his knives and going! Our fearless leader is off to Italy tomorrow with his wife Tamara for some well deserved – and welcomed – dolce vita. After a few days in Rome, the couple heads northwest Saturday to Umbria where they will spend a week at Cai Meli Azienda Agraria, a farmstead majestically perched in the region’s iconic green mountains, including a 40-acre olive plantation. Michael will be leading Genuine Umbria cooking classes for a group of 10, centered around ingredients culled from local market visits and the area’s farmers and artisans. Please stay tuned to our Twitter and Michael’s to enjoy the experience with them. Tamara has also promised to be our paparazza on-site so we don’t miss a beat of what looks to be a delicious itinerary!