Meet Tamara (Tako) Natenadze, your trusted guide to the vibrant world of Georgian travel and culinary delights during our Let’s Eat Georgia culinary holiday in Tbilisi. Ditching a career in Law and Economics for the lure of the unknown, Tamara embarked on a journey filled with adventure, flavors, and unforgettable experiences.
Her foray into travel began as a cultural tour guide, where her infectious enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge about Georgia’s rich heritage captivated travelers from around the world. But it was in 2012, with her leap into gastronomy tourism as part of the Living Roots Team, that Tamara truly found her calling. Here, she combines her love for exploration with the delicious world of food and wine. While Tamara is a wizard behind the scenes, designing unique travel experiences, she occasionally steps out to lead intrepid explorers on culinary and wine adventures across Georgia’s breathtaking landscapes.
Tamara is not just about itineraries and destinations; she’s a storyteller with a camera, capturing the essence of Georgian life through her photography. From the bustling streets of Tbilisi to the serene countryside, her photos tell a story of a land rich in culture, beauty, and gastronomy.
Living by the mantra of love for people, wine, food, and nature, Tamara’s tours are not just trips; they’re a celebration of life. Her passion for uncovering lesser-known spots and introducing travelers to hidden culinary treasures turns every journey with her into a vibrant and joyous exploration.
OUR CULINARY ADVENTURES
Join us for an 8-day, 9-night culinary holiday taking you from Tbilisi, Georgia to the Georgian countryside and back. This is a food & wine lover’s dream holiday where hospitable local guides will lead you on a cultural and gastronomical journey
Embark on a 7-day culinary adventure in Parma, Italy. Experience 6 nights of authentic pasta crafting, exquisite prosciutto tastings, and explorations of Italian wines. Perfect for enthusiasts of food and wine.
6 days of cooking, baking, touring, and tasting. Hands-on French cooking classes. Explore markets, visit producers, and be immersed in French cuisine. All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
6 days of cooking, tapas, wine, & flamenco in Andalusia. A culinary tour in Seville for food & wine lovers. Explore markets, taste with us & enjoy! All skill levels are welcome. 7-nights lodging included.
Take part in private online cooking classes with friends & family. We’re bringing great cooking experiences straight into your home kitchen through an interactive online cooking class. Cook along with your chef, ask questions, and enjoy!
A FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies and more. Yummy, hands-on, and interactive. Join us from your home kitchen!
Meet your chef for lunch or dinner in France in this online FREE French cooking class demo. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare delicious French recipes. Learn French classics with us online.
Are you ready a bit of Olé? We’re taking you to Spain! Say hello to our online Spanish cooking class. A taste of Spanish cuisine beyond tapas. Prepare a delicious Spanish recipes. LIVE, FREE, & fun. Come taste with us!
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class demo where we will help you perfect your sauce-making from stock to finish. With the base of the French mother sauces as your building blocks, the options are countless.
Perfect your French tart baking skills in a FREE online demo. Master French pie & tart doughs selected for their fillings as much as for their tastes. Learn the classic French tart recipes that you’ve seen in French pastry shop windows. Online and from your home kitchen.
5.5 days of pure foodie love. A French culinary tour in Paris filled with food, wine, & cooking? Yes, please! Join our chefs & guides you on a gastronomic journey through French cuisine à la Parisienne, Champagne & wine tasting, & more. Jump in!