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March 24, 2015
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Linda Sarris, “The Cheeky Chef,” Begins Food and Wine Bicycle Tour Through Italy
Follow the journey of Sarris and Chef Silvestro Silvestori as they discover the best foods and wines throughout Southern Italy on Instagram @thecheekychef
Brooklyn, NY -- Brooklyn-based private chef Linda Sarris is setting off March 26 on a three-week bicycle adventure across Sicily with Silvestro Silvestori, the Italian chef/owner of The Awaiting Table, a culinary school in Lecce, Puglia. Sarris and Silvestori will visit wineries and restaurants from Mt. Etna to Ragusa, Siracusa and Vittoria.
Sarris, who studied classical culinary arts at the French Culinary Institute and trained as a chef in New York, Sicily and Tuscany, specializes in farm-to-table Italian food. She will be sharing her journey with others on her Instagram page, @thecheekychef, and on her blog at www.lindasarris.com/blog
“We are traveling for about 20 days, visiting wineries and restaurants. Silvestro specializes in wines from this region of Southern Italy and Sicily. For me, learning more about the foods and wines of this region will help me build on my skills as a private chef, enabling me to pair wine more effectively, and make me more of a resource for my clients. I take trips like this to get inspired, so I can come back to New York and share what I learned,” Sarris said.
All throughout her journey, she will be taking pictures of the places, the food and the wine she and Silvestori discover, and sharing them with her followers.
“I love my Panasonic Lumix camera. It captures amazing pictures, and it has WiFi, so I can send a picture from my camera to my phone to Instagram very easily, without needing to use a computer. That's going to be very good for me on this tour, because I'm biking around with a backpack to hold everything I have,” she said. “I don't want to take my computer with me – but I do want to post my pictures all along the way.”
Follow her journey at http://www.lindasarris.com/blog.
About Linda Sarris
Raised in a big Greek-American family with a chef grandfather and a fisherman dad, Linda has been in love with food her whole life. She's traveled to over 25 countries in search of caipirinhas, fresh octopus and oysters, volcanic wines and hardcore street food. After the French Culinary Institute and a few stints in restaurants, Linda took off to sharpen her culinary skills in her own adventurous way –working on a farm-to-table cooking school and wine estate in Sicily, spending a summer working as a private chef in Tuscany, and consulting for a restaurant in Bucharest, Romania.She is currently freelancing in New York and available for dinner parties, private cooking lessons and travel for private chef jobs.