Tours de Force

By Morgan Kuntze

Taste the Lemon Lifestyle

Friendly locals and fresh food rule in Positano, a colorful seaside village on the Amalfi coast. Begin with a morning visit to a private lemon grove to gather the pale yellow Amalfi lemons that are the basis of the coastal cuisine; then return to your villa, which overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea, to create an all-lemon menu with Mamma Rosa. “Mamma Rosa’s cooking was amazing—I’m still craving that fresh squid— and our remarkably generous host introduced us to the townspeople as if we were part of his family,” says Susan Shand of Cornwall, New York. Two to four people per group; eight days, $2,900, based on double occupancy; includes meals, excursions, artisan and market visits and round-trip airport transfers. The Secret Garden is magical! For info call 800 916 1152 or visit www.cooking-vacations.com.