YOU DID NOT PREPARE US...for the terrible withdrawal symptoms upon leaving you!!! I miss the cobblestone streets of Montefollonico, I miss the stories of the village, I miss the birthday celebrations, I miss our wonderful group, I miss the homemade pasta and the great wine and the charming, wonderful Tuscan women who shared their passion for food with us!
Lynne GibbonsJupiter, Florida
Thank you so much for all that you did for us!! This was truly the trip of a lifetime! It far exceeded our expectations! It is rare in this age that the product out-measures the advertisement, but in this case it is absolutely true.
Steve and Maria DaviesEl Dorado Hills, California
Thank you two for everything. I may not have told you (but I did mistakenly tell my husband...) that this was the best vacation I ever had. Plan to see me again, as I plan to come back. Did I mention that this was my best vacation ever?
Deb EvansGreat Falls, Montana
Thank you for making me feel extra comfortable as a solo person in the group. Memories of bello Montefollonico, the two of you, and all the wonderful Tuscan women cooks will stay with me in my heart. This was a Tuscan adventure Ill never forget and I loved every minute of it! Everything about the program far exceeded my expectations and was bravissimo!
Linda SouleLa Jolla, CA
Thank you so much for such a fantastic experience. We really did have an absolute ball! It is going to be terribly difficult to go back to the reality of hectic London life after tasting the relaxed Italian country lifestyle.
Nicola CastleLondon, England
Part of my heart is still in Tuscany, in the wonderful world you created for us, so I relish things to taste from that part of the universe. I hope you know what a gift you give to the Tuscan Women Cook participants. The years that you have spent collecting and polishing the knowledge of food and wine and people and shops and routes and customs and on and on, this in itself is amazing. But that you have the warm heart to pass it on to strangers, that is truly a miracle. Im so glad I got a chance to participate.
Nancy GoodwinClinton, Oklahoma
Lee and I wanted to thank you both again for such a wonderful week and your incredible hospitality. That is the first time I have ever seen Lee so relaxed on a holiday in probably 30 years! We both found it very difficult to leave. We do think that the countryside is the most beautiful we have ever seen in our travels.
Marilyn & Lee SpencerOntario, Canada
We wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the program. Its honestly the best vacation we have ever had. Kudos to both of you for organizing such a wonderful experience. I am still on such a high! I am making pici next weekend for my family.
Fran Hauser, BedfordNew York
I would like to say a big thank you to you both for a wonderful week. It was terrific and I enjoyed every moment. I know you both work very hard to share the delights of your little corner of Tuscany that you have fallen in love with and it works. You make it seem so effortless.
Maria CampbellCounty Cork, Ireland
We really appreciated the opportunity to be with a great group of people and enjoy the food, wine, and beautiful countryside. But none of this could happen without the unique ability you two have to not only run the business and act as hosts, but to make us feel like we are visiting with old friends even though we are meeting for the first time.
Mike & Lisa Deaderick, Long Beach, California
Words can hardly express what we felt throughout this extraordinary culinary experience under your mastership. They say its all about people, and you guys are definitely the most striking proof of it! Everything was just perfect and we can really say it was one of the most remarkable vacations we have ever had.
Genia & Avi HochmanRaanana, Israel
Thank you for an unforgettable experience and all the recipes. Your kindness, professionalism, and positive energy is the source of your success. I am still on a Tuscany high and have not adjusted to reality yet. I definitely ate too well and the wines were incredible.
Jeannie ChungKailua Kona, Hawaii
I am so happy I went to Tuscan Women Cook. You are fantastic and gracious. I appreciate so much what you have created. It is everything and a lot more than I expected. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the opportunity. My family will never realize how fabulous this trip was, until I return with them. I wonder if you and Patty really understand what a wonderful school and trip you have created for all of us.
Marit ReesePequot Lakes, MN
Thanks for a truly fabulous week. Your promise that we would have fun couldnt have been more accurate. We loved it all!
Everything you arranged for us was PERFECT!...Even as I unpack and embrace my "real life" once again, I find myself smiling as I remember opening my hotel window every morning to embrace that breathtaking Tuscan hillside view.
Bev FlemingKirkwood MO
It was a wonderful week. I cannot imagine it being any better. You seem to have found the perfect combination of cooking, laughing, learning, touring, wining, dining, and all the good things in life. Thank you for making our vacation absolutely wonderful.
Cheryl Vrooman & Craig GallenbachFayetteville, North Carolina
We really enjoyed our week in Montefollonico-the wonderful food, the cooking together, and the new friends. If you decide to do a Tuscan Women Cook Round 2, let us know. Thanks again for being such wonderful hosts, and for all your help making our first trip to Italy such a good experience.
Jeri & David PaseChester, Virginia
The week with Tuscan Women Cook was one of the best experiences of my life. It far surpassed my expectations and our group was great. I would like to return for a "graduate course". Thank you for such a well organized and fulfilling week.
Chris HumphreyThousand Oaks, California
Were still laughing! We had such a wonderful week! We learned so much. We enjoyed you both so much. I wish we had more time together. Well be back some day soon and hope to see you both again.
Danny & Mary MaffiaEnglewood, New Jersey & Avignon, France
Thank you both again for a fabulous week! It was a blast! I think I will always keep in touch with the others in our class. They became like family by the end of the week. I am going to come back next fall for another cooking session.
Patti ReppucciEast Greenwich, Rhode Island
It was a great trip. In fact, it has been a bit depressing being home, not having our laughs in the kitchen, our great meals together, and our daily adventures in Tuscany.
Maureen FisherVisalia, California
What can we say, our trip was wonderful, better than we could ever have imagined. Bill and Patty, you are such great hosts. You truly did make us feel like we were your favorite class. I have been singing Tuscan Women Cook praises since we got home.
Jan MauerBrentwood, California
What a privilege it was to watch Iolanda, Anna and the other cooks and to join them in creating wonderful dishes. David is still talking about Daniaand I, of course, will never forget Flavio. Well be alumni of TWC2 someday.
Beth and David GirvanCanada
We had a great time last week. Cant wait to prepare some of the recipes. Thanks so much for all you and Patty did to make the week so great.
Theresa & Jerry LinscottWinter Park, Florida
I know you must receive tons of email pontificating on your utter brilliance and idea of this cooking school, and we would like to add to your collection of awesome wonder and joy we share and feel for what we experienced with the two of you in Montefollonico. Thank you both for an absolutely delicious week. Period! Forever in our hearts,
Rick & Roxann LewisSanta Maria, California
Sometimes when I just need to calm down, I take a break at my computer and look at the wonderful photos of a week spent in total calmness and serenity! It all seems like a dream to me now and as if it happened years ago!
Theresa BritzWellington, South Africa
The trip will live in our memories forever, and the talk will never stop. As we look at our plates, aprons, and cookbooks, and await the delivery of our wine, we think fondly of you two and your beautiful world over there.
Carol & Jack DaleHilton Head Island, South Carolina
It truly was the best and a lifetime memory. My friends are green with jealousy to go themselves. Thank you again for all the extras. We invited four couples over last Sunday evening and fed them everything we had all week in Tuscany!
Tish & Willis LanierAtlanta, Georgia