Delicious Culinary Trips

Four new culinary trips are aiming to fine-tune your palate this fall.

Italy

The Details: The Petraia Sessions Trufflepig Travel Inc.; October 19–24; doubles from$5,574 per person, double.

Why We Love It: Spend five nights at a 900-year-old agriturismo in Chianti where, in July, locavoreauthor Michael Pollan kicked off a series of cooking classes and lectures. This fall, chef JamieKennedy teaches you to prepare Tuscan specialties.

Brazil & Beyond

The Details: Amazon Thanksgiving Adventure Crystal Symphony CrystalCruises; November 22–December 5; from $3,615 per person, double.

Why We Love It: Between stops in the Brazilian Amazon and the Caribbean islands, you’ll watch cooking demonstrations, taste wine, and learn to whip up pastry swans filled with smoked-salmonmousse.

Syria

The Details: Culinary Delights in Damascus & Aleppo Anissa’s Travels; September 25–October 3; from $3,350 per person, double.

Why We Love It: Eastern Mediterranean food writer Anissa Helou leads a small group to Damascus and Aleppo to visit the best markets and artisanal shops, including the kitchen of Pistache d’Alep (one ofthe world’s top baklava makers).

India

The Details: Agni Tour Our Personal Guest; 10-day trips available starting in October; from $9,950 per person,double.

Why We Love It: Indian food expert Camellia Panjabi takes you to southern India, stopping in Chennai, Madurai,and Cochin. You’ll visit spice bazaars, markets, and shrimp farms, then make local disheswith Taj Hotels chefs.