A community’s “home cooking” best reflects its people, its history and land, and its culture. There is no better way to feel like a “local” than to learn about the dishes people make, the markets where they shop, and the recipes that have been passed from generation to generation.

Travel with us to the markets and shops, join us as we talk to the local cooks and vendors, and cook with us as we as we prepare the dishes and delicacies of each new town.

Together we’ll learn about  local ingredients and the secrets of how the best-loved dishes are prepared and enjoyed.

This travel and cooking show is dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of world cultures and their people. Castles and Kitchens will inspire you to seek out new ways to travel, and it will empower you to immerse yourself in the local culture of each town as you create meaningful and authentic interactions with the local people.

Our Shows

See Tom and Francesca in action.

Chef vs. Chef

Tom: Midwestern background, trained as a french chef…bring them together for deep, rich, complex tastes.
Fran: Learned to cook from her Italian grandmother…keep it simple, bring out each flavor make it taste great.

<p style=”line-height: 18.0pt; background: white; vertical-align: baseline; margin: 0in 0in .25in 0in;”>Tom and Fran come from different backgrounds, with diverse points of view on how they approach cooking. Recently, they got together for one of their cookoffs…</p>
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