SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS EXPERTS
Suzanne Wetzel received her M.A. in Food Culture and Communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Parma, Italy, and her B.A. in Italian and Music from Wellesley College. She has lived in Italy since 2005, and currently teaches for the CET program in Florence and Sesto Fiorentino. She has also taught in Siena for the University of Oregon. Trying new foods is her favorite part of traveling, and she encourages students to taste everything they can during their time in Italy, from tripe to truffles.