Here's what our travel friends say....
"I have been on several of Joan's tours and highly recommend them. I love learning about the country I'm visiting through it's cuisine and have met wonderful people along the way, from local guides to the people along on the tour, it's a top-notch experience!!"—Leanne, Eat Smart Tours to Morocco, Sicily, Turkey and India
"Once again, you have exceeded my expectations as a tour guide and food guru. I had a wonderful trip. Thank you for all the hard work and time you put in to create such a fantastic tour. It was "unbelievable!" I will miss you, until our next trip."--Heather, Eat Smart in Norway Culinary Tour, 2013
Come with us on a culinary odyssey through ancient, Ottoman, and modern Turkey, and get to the heart of the culture through an exploration of its scrumptious cuisine and wine. Sample the infinite variety of regional Turkish specialties in their natural setting. Delve into the secrets of Turkish dishes by participating in a cooking class. Visit bustling markets to learn about the herbs, spices and condiments prevalent in Turkish cookery. You’ll come away with a knowledge of the culinary traditions of Turkey and a deep appreciation of the magnitude of history and culture that this ancient land possesses.
But it’s not all about food and wine. We’ll see the major tourist sights in Istanbul, in the Mediterranean, and in magical Cappadocia, where we can take a sunrise balloon ride and gently soar above its surreal lunar landscape before landing for a champagne toast. And, we’ll still have time to shop and relax along the way.
Eat Smart Culinary
Tour to Morocco
Join us in getting to the heart of Moroccan culture through an exploration of her tantalizing cuisine. We will discover the secrets of Moroccan dishes by watching renowned chefs as well as home cooks prepare classic creations such as stew-like tagines; hearty, well-spiced soups; salads of ,raw or cooked vegetables in flavorful olive oil dressings; savory and sweet pastry delights; and signature dishes such as bestila, which is made with almost translucent pastry sheets, and the classic Berber couscous.
Also included will be talks on culinary topics and visits to bustling markets to learn about the herbs, spices and condiments that are prevalent in Moroccan cookery. We will also see the major tourist sights, yet still have time to shop and relax along the way.
Highlights From Previous Tours
2015 Culinary Tour to Turkey
2014 Culinary Tour to Turkey
Culinary Highlights from the 2013 Culinary Tour. Created by tour participant Barbara Jensen.