Food Trip: Write a Cook Book in Italy’s Cilento Region

Do you know about Food Trips? They’re basically like the most best holibobs ever because they’re all about – you’ve guessed it – FOOD. You book a place on the trip with a load of other food obsessed people and spend the entire time visiting producers, cooking together, eating, drinking…it’s heaven, basically.

This trip is really special though. It’s taking part from 29th March-4th April 2014 and will involve visiting Italy’s Cilento region – a huge and beautiful national park 2 hours South of Naples. The ingredients of the region are hot, too.

To quote the food trips website, “the Cilento has a unique culinary heritage but no cookbook that documents it well. This will be different from next year.” This trip is basically an opportunity to visit the region with a group of like minded people, to be given some incredible opportunities to access the best food experiences on offer, and then to collaborate on a cook book at the end.

To read more about the details of the trip and to book your place, visit the website HERE.

I will be going, so if you sign up, we will be cooking, eating, drinking and writing together next year. Wahey!

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14 Responses to “Food Trip: Write a Cook Book in Italy’s Cilento Region”

  1. bellini

    I visited the Cilento when I was in Italy in October and November and spent some time on a buffalo mozzarella farm near Paestum. The owner took me into the mountains where we purchased mushrooms from a fellow on the roadside and visited small villages that are along the hiking trails throughout the region. There is no doubt you will love it there.

  2. Helen

    So you come then, yes? ;)

  3. Serena

    First time in ages I’ve wished I wasn’t vegetarian…

  4. Helen

    Come to the dark side…

  5. Vanessa

    Hi Helen! I’m also going on the trip to Cilento! Have you ever done something like this? I haven’t- I’m so darn excited

  6. Helen

    Not really! Well, kind of. Erm, maybe I’ll tell you when I see you? Ha ha. Brilliant.

  7. Sam

    Hi Helen, I’ve also signed up for this trip because I think it will be great to hang out and cook for a week with a group of like-minded people, BUT now I’m starting to have misgivings about it – what can a group of 20 strangers write in a week about a place they barely know that anyone will ever want to read?? What do you think? Argh!

  8. Helen

    Hi Sam, well I think it’s best to just go into this with a completely open mind. We’re going to hang out and cook as you say, and have a huge amount of fun. The book will be collaborative, so we will all need to work together, but similarly will all have a say in how it is produced. I don’t know the logistics of this exactly but Florian will know more details so I’ll alert him to your comment! I think the most important thing is to just relax and have fun, and this will shine through in the finished product!

  9. siepert

    Hi Sam,

    I think you needn’t be afraid of the task at hand: I think the book will mostly reflect our experience in the Cilento, rather than being an exhaustive guide to it. And in that respect it’ll always be authentic.

    In Italy, no two families will ever agree on what the correct preparation of a dish is anyway, so I’d say we go there, bring our own personalities, document what we see and that’ll turn out something interesting and genuine.


  10. Sam

    You’re right, if it’s full of passion for food it can’t fail to be interesting! Thanks :)

  11. DAB

    Helen i’m sure you’ll have nothing to worry about and that it’ll be amazing!

  12. Helen

    Sorry I don’t understand? Did you mean that comment for someone else?

  13. Denise

    My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. (also a food/celebrity blog) I love when people share blogs with each other. Keep up the great work.

  14. Helen

    Welcome! I hope you enjoy.

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