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Classic Emilian Street food: Gnocco fritto & Tigelle Masterclass

Location:Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia, Ferrara, Bologna
Duration:3 hours
Experience:Private
Reviews:4.5 ★ (16)
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Nothing beats Gnocco fritto and Tigelle when it comes to street food. Every city in the region names them in a different way. Gnocco fritto is called “Gnoc frìt” in Modena and Reggio Emilia, “torta fritta” in Parma, “pinzino” in Ferrara, and “crescentina” in Bologna. Tigelle are also known as crescentine.

Gnocco fritto seems to have Celtic origins, and until the 60s it was the food of the farmers working all day long in the fields. While Tigelle take their name from the tile used to cook them.

Now, they a go-to snack for locals, and are often enjoyed at aperitivo time in the evenings. These pillows of fried dough are meltingly soft and packed with flavour: tear them open and fill them with creamy squacquerone cheese, or pleasing slices of the region’s signature cured hams. They’re so morish, and are the perfect accompaniment to a glass of sparkling wine.

Learn how to roll out the dough, cut it in the typical shape and fry it in seed oil or, as is more traditional, lard.

After the lesson, have a delightful lunch or dinner, where you'll taste the fruits of your labour accompanied by local cheese, charcuterie and a selection of wines. Buon appetito!

This cooking lesson is a great choice if you want to improve your cooking skills and learn a timeless and traditional Emilian recipe. Surprise your friends and family when you recreate the flavours of Italy back at home. The perfect thing to cook when you’re dreaming of Italy.

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Bob R - Oct 2019
A dream come true!
For as long as I can remember, my Dream has been to take a cooking class in Italy someone’s kitchen and experience not only the food but the
Mary - Oct 2019
Great Pasta and Foccacia making lesson with Rosanna
I spent several hours at Rosanna's flat with her and her partner who had very good English. They were both very charming, interesting people and
anneusa - Oct 2019
We absolutely loved our class with Laura
My 20 year old daughter and I booked this class while in Milan. It was an amazing experience. Laura was so nice to share her home and secret
Islander R - Oct 2019
Tasty home style meal
We learned to prepare a Catanian home style meal. From scratch: ravioli pasta, tomato sauce, filling for the ravioli, and, of course, wine!
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Sara D - Oct 2019
Wonderful cooking experience in Taormina
We had a lovely morning with Donatella preparing a delicious lunch together. Donatella shared her passion for the Sicilian cooking - we warmly