The slow-food Italian artisanal mega-market Eataly in New York City launches La Scuola on October 7 with a curriculum created by renowned chef Lidia Bastianich, a partner in Eataly and dean of the new culinary school.

The classes differ in price ($25-175/€18-126.50) and length but each will accommodate up to 24 students, visiting instructors and include demonstrations, tastings and/or lectures. 

La Scuola is in session with select courses October and November. By January, Eataly's site explains, the "full class schedule will kick off." To learn more about the courses like Farm to Table, Aperitivo and Eat-ineraries (includes walking tours), visit:

If you prefer a cook-cation you might want to spend a weekend with Australian celebrity chef Pete Evans in Kangaroo Island in South Australia December 10-12 (AU$1500/€1050) or take a one-week foodie tour around Paris with renowned American baker and blogger David Lebovitz.

For more details on an Evans's adventure contact: and to break bread with Lebovitz contact:

Many of Eataly's sessions for October and November are already sold out; to save your seat for an upcoming class, go to: