Avid cook Rob Tessaroto of Ontario (shown here with Joanne and fellow student Nancy House) attended school as a birthday present from his wife. "Joanne's palate, approach, and enthusiasm made this an incredible gift," he says. San Franciscan Lorraine Fedorak agrees. "I've learned timing, how to have fun in the kitchen, pair wine, and use salt!" For these culinarians on tour, wanderlust is wonderful.
Joanne's European tours start at $4,300 a person, exclusive of travel costs. Her San Francisco class is $2,000, travel and accommodations not included. Visit www.joanneweir.com for information.
Recipes are at the end of this story.