In the attempts to make me feel better a very good friend of mine tried to entice me to a cooking school in Malaga (area) Spain instead of Tuscany. Reason being this place is offering a 2fer1 in May $980usd flat for 2 people for a week, ground transport, accommodation, meals, school, tours for 6 nights. Such a deal!
Soooo tempting but I'm broke and still broken. Food for thought tho, (no pun intended) perhaps next year. The proprietors hail from Seattle.