Let me begin by apologizing… I know it has been weeks since my last update, but in my defense, I have been working hard on some translation jobs to cushion my Europe Fund. I am happy to report that due to this current busy work wave I will manage to add about $300 or so to my fund by the end of this month! Hopefully more will come!
So I have found no new updates about activities or costs of the Salone del Gusto 2010. If anyone has any information please send it my way. I have also found another Italian city I may be able to visit, Viterbo. It has potential; I have already found 2 possible cooking demonstrations that cost 5o Euros each. As this is a city that is off the mainstream path, I must investigate this further.
I have also turned my attention to a new festival that I am pretty sure I will be able to visit: Fiera del Tartufo in Alba, Italy. This year will be the 80th edition. Apparently it will take place every Saturday and Sunday from October 9th to November 14th. I am still not sure what all it entails but promise to keep you posted.
I have been keeping up with my Italian courses, I am halfway through the email course and on audio file 14 of my podcast course. Progress is slow but steady. Even if I am not fluent by the time I travel to Italy, I will at least understand more than I would have, had I traveled before taking the courses.
Oh! I also wrote to 2 establishments in Vienna, Austria for more information about their cooking classes, but have yet to receive an answer. But Phoebe, if you are reading this, I hope you are fluffing cushions, because I am on my way! 🙂 I can’t wait!
I will be visiting Texas over summer vacation and looking into more opportunities to make money for my trip. So forgive me for slacking, but please know that I am working hard, though I may not find the time to update as often. I am still equally as excited. I would like to visit other countries and explore other cuisines, so any tips would come in handy. I am open to any kind of culinary related activity. My only request is that wherever I go there be a couch in exchange of home-cooked meals and some culinary activity nearby that I can participate in.
Until next time, which will hopefully be sooner than later…. Sleep well and dream of me in Europe! 🙂