Nat and Tim Harris


About Nat and Tim Harris

Together for close to a quarter of a century, A Cook Not Mad‘s Tim and Nat have indulged their passion for life and experience to the fullest, but they feel most alive when traveling, cooking and eating. An award winning chef, Tim has dedicated his life and career to cooking and the pursuit of honest food. As a professional photographer, Nat records their adventures with incredible pictures of everyday life and the extraordinary. They believe that everyone should get to know a culture by learning about the foods they eat and living like locals as much as they can.


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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Sassi di Matera Sassi di Matera, a Unesco World Heritage Site is one of the first human settlements in Italy. It was almost abandoned in the 50’s when the government forcefully relocated many inhabitants to the developing modern city. Many returned years later and today the [...]

Hanging out in Sassi di Matera, UNESCO World Heritage Site


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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Verona, a town known worldwide as the home of Romeo and Juliet has cashed in on the fictional characters from Shakespeare’s love story. The town is filled with tourists doing the pilgrimage to the Casa di Giulietta, Giulietta’s tomb and other spots that may have been [...]

Things to do in Verona


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Add to Flipboard Magazine. Spending any length of time in a big city can become costly. We recently spent a month in Florence and being on a tight budget we needed to find affordable things to do and eat. We were pleasantly surprised to discover many activities that cost next [...]

Things to do in Florence that won’t break the bank



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Add to Flipboard Magazine. From Florence to Salerno We’ve been on a few road trips through Italy in the past. We love the freedom and Tim loves to drive. This time we would be heading East, South and then West with our final destination being Salerno where we would drop the car [...]

From Florence to Salerno, an Italian road trip


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We fell in love with Turin when we were there recently. There is a long list of things to do and places to see, after sharing a few in an earlier post,  We thought it was worth sharing a few more. Take a cooking class If you enjoy food, learning to [...]

More Things to do in Turin






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Beautiful British Columbia As the temperatures drop and the rains start in beautiful British Columbia, it’s the memory of sunny days and nature that will help us stay positive through the coming winter months.                       Quickie getaway Mountains, water, the [...]

How to beat the winter blues in Beautiful British Columbia




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Romance and culinary skills The French are known for romance and amazing culinary skills. There is not one aspect of the culinary world or food that the French are not involved in except maybe sushi. France and the French have long been leaders of food culture and cuisine, offering travelers [...]

French foods we love