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Haymarket Couple’s ‘Cook in Tuscany’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award
Haymarket Couple’s ‘Cook in Tuscany’ Winner of Travel Weekly’s 2016 Magellan Award

Cook in Tuscany, a Tuscan culinary tour was named winner of the 2016 Magellan Award for Best in Europe for Culture and Arts by Travel Weekly, a premiere travel magazine. Haymarket, Va.-based owners George and Linda Meyers host their worldwide guests on cooking tours in authentic Tuscan kitchens, and guide guests on personalized Tuscan historic tours and truffle hunts. For more information, go to www.cookintuscany.com.

The Magellan Awards is the premier award for the travel industry, which honors the best in travel and is judged by a 14-member panel.  The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor the best in travel.   

“We love what we do, bringing the authentic Tuscan flavors and history to our guests,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany. “We’re honored to be selected by Travel Weekly for our dedication to travel culture and arts,” said Meyers.

Retired United States Air Force pilot, George Meyers and his wife, Linda, now a retired Prince William County school teacher, regularly enjoyed trips to their favorite travel spot, Tuscany. Over time, these trips became Cook in Tuscany, a culinary travel destination, where guests from around the globe can cook alongside Tuscan cooks, not taught in culinary schools, but from their Tuscan mothers and grandmothers. Natives of New Orleans and high school sweethearts, the Meyers’ shared a long-time passion for good food. The Meyers personally take guests on wine tours, cheese-making tours and truffle hunts as well, creating an immersive experience in Tuscan cuisine and culture.  The week-long package tours are all-inclusive of hotels and food, not including air fare.


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Cook in Tuscany is a six-day tour, with all-inclusive Tuscan cooking classes in the medieval, walled village of Montefollonico, Tuscany, Italy.  Based in Northern Virginia, Cook in Tuscany was founded by New Orleans natives George and Linda Meyers. The tour includes cooking classes with Tuscan cooks, village excursions, truffle hunts, winery tour, cheese-making, gourmet dinners, and tours of local, historic sites. Rated by USA Today as a top 15 Foodie Destination, and recommended by JourneyWoman and Epicure & Culture, Cook in Tuscany is a luxury, culinary vacation for the traveler who wants to be a local, and not a tourist.   Go to www.cookintuscany.com or visit them on Facebook or Twitter@CookinTuscany.


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