Who doesn’t love an Italian vacation – especially if it involves food.

Toronto executive chef Luciano Schipano wants to show you his Italy – Calabria – with a special guided tour that includes eating and drinking in some of the finest Calabrian spots. The classically trained chef was born in Canada and raised in Italy – his dedication to the art and science of cooking began at the age of seven when he created his first sauce.


Over the years he has focused his passion on going back to his origins to discover old recipes, adopt old practices and rekindle the authentic craft of creating wholesome flavours. Schipano returned to Toronto in 2011, where he works as a personal chef with his own brand as well as executive chef at Nova Ristorante and as a food consultant and ambassador for a variety of food companies.

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He’s also at the helm of this special culinary tour of Calabria, coming up July 18-27. The tour stops at various areas rich in culinary history including Dosenza, Rende, the National Park of Sila, San Giovanni in Fiore, Dino’s Island and more, and includes tours, demos, tastings, three cooking classes, a cruise, a winery tour and a farming experience to name just a few of the adventures. Package does not include flight.

NEW SOBEY’S URBAN FRESH IN THE ‘HOOD: Just recently Sobety’s opened its latest location – steps from the Islington subway station at Bloor St. Open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m, daily, you’ll find all your faves there including stone oven pizzas and freshly made sushi, sandwiches, salads along with a great selection of organic and local products. If you’re coming home late and just don’t have time to cook, the grab-and-go section is perfect, not to mention any last-minute baking and cooking needs.

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A Calabrian culinary tour and a Sobey’s opens on subway line



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