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Debora made us feel like family from the moment we entered her home. The class is one of the best memories from our trip. She was obviously a fantastic teacher because the food turned out delicious. And her husband was delightful too. We were disappointed that we were not able to return to learn how to make the osso bucco that she was teaching later that week. She even printed out a copy of the photo she took with a hand written note as souvenir. We will have to go back for another class one day. Thanks for a wonderful, memorable evening Debora!
Barbara was a fabulous host for my friends and I. Her home was absolutely stunning and so inviting. She graciously greeted us with a champagne toast and prepared a delicious traditional Florence home cooked meal. The ambiance was perfect in her beautiful yard. It made for a perfect night in Florence!
What a fantastic experience! Seeing the market and getting fresh ingredients, taking them ‘home,’ learning to prepare a meal, and finally eating! All of this while being entertained in a beautiful home by a friendly and experienced chef? A resounding success!
Alessandra was wonderful. Such a great experience. Made a beautiful appetizer, dinner and dessert. I left with great knowledge on on how to prepare everything we made. Would highly recommend!
Cecilia was very knowledgeable.
We had an amazing time with Grazy! She is a great chef and teacher! The food we prepared was delicious, the view amazing and the wine delightful! Grazy was a gracious host and I would recommend this experience to my friends and family!
Our cooking experience with Paola was amazing, great fun and a wonderful experience. Paola took us to the market and showed us some of the stalls and items on offer. I loved the salumeria: all the wonderful meats, salamis and cheeses, and the smell - wonderful! Back at Paola's house we enjoyed a little drink and some snacks before getting down to the serious business of making dinner. We made pasta, the proper way and the filling for our ravioli. Paola was very kind, helpful and patient; showing me how to make her delicious tiramisu. We had quite a production line going as we made the ravioli! I was amazed at the simplicity of the sauce for the pasta, just tomatoes and garlic left to simmer. Delicious bruschetti with salami, cheese and delicious panzerotti started our meal. The ravioli was fantastic and my husband dived in for a second helping! Paola's tiramisu was just fabulous, so creamy and just the right amount of coffee and chocolate. All served with lovely Chianti and a refreshing Prosecco. The evening came to a close with a glass of Paola's homemade limoncello - delicious! We had a super evening with lovely people, our new Italian friends! My fairly basic Italian was stretched to the limit but the challenge was fun and expressing our delight with the food didn't really require words! I would thoroughly recommend this experience and given the opportunity we'd do it again, it was our best day in Italy!
The cooking class with Claudia was one of the highlights of our trip to Spoleto. She and her husband Franceso met us in Old Town Spoleto. We took a lovely history stroll up to the Rocca, and then went shopping in the Piazza Mercato. We were able to go in to small shops with authentic ingredients that we wouldn't have understood on our own .She then drove us to her home in the lovely countryside, where we put on aprons and got to work ! We made pasta, and then 2 sauces , both with local ingredients. We had prosecco and a HUGE antipasto , and then sat down to dinner, wine and conversation . The two of us felt so welcomed. And we learned a simple pasta we will make again at home . Our DELICIOUS meal ended with a homemade tiramisu and amaro. At that point , happy and stuffed , they drove us back to our hotel . It was a fanatastic , much recommended , experience! We left feeling we had made new friends!! Grazie Claudia and Francesco !!