Stephanie Smits of Green Bay participates in a pizza-making class in Tuscany, during a Viaggi di Gusto tour.
People who travel will eat, and that makes every meal away from home an opportunity to create a beautiful memory.
"Sharing the food and drink of another culture is one of the best ways to get to know that culture," says Erik Wolf, president of the International Culinary Tourism Association. "Another culture" can mean another country, state or city.
A survey by the culinary tourism group concludes that gourmet enthusiasts account for a mere 8.1 percent of all foodies, who also favor farm visits, farmers markets, wineries and breweries, cooking schools, specialty food businesses and more. ...