Cooking classes

Lake Garda: my family's Habsburg cuisine

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Desenzano del Garda

Duration 3h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  French, English, Italian

Hands-on cooking class with starter, pasta and dessert followed by lunch and dinner with the recipes prepared during the class

Shared Experience

In a shared experience, other guests may be added, up to the maximum number of people that the host can accommodate. Therefore you may have the opportunity to share your passion for good food and cooking with other people from all over the world!

Your experience
  • Salty strudel
  • Canederli with fried butter and sage or dip them in broth
  • Apple strudel

I am Marina, a great cooking enthusiast and repository of ancient recipes of the territory. A 100 percent Gardesana, marriage brought me a dowry from a Trentino-Veneto-Alto Adige family whose recipes I have collected. Until 1918, northern Lake Garda was under the Habsburg Empire, and the influence of this culture in the area's cuisine is strong, which "My Family's Habsburg Cuisine" intends to share.

The experience includes a welcome appetizer of speck and alpine cheese, we will then go on to prepare a savory strudel, typical dumplings, to be enjoyed with butter and sage or in broth, and for dessert an apple strudel. Simple and tasty dishes that allow them to be then reproduced, once back home, even in a creative way.

29 reviews
Thank you for this beautiful experience. It was a wonderful atmosphere to learn something new and to enjoy the day cooking together. We requested a vegan recipe for the pasta and to my surprise even the cheese and the tiramisu was fully vegan. Thank you! <3

Nina - November 2023

We had a wonderful evening with Marina learning to cook some amazing food!

Migne - November 2023

Marina is amazing. . She made us feel at home . . Cooking class is brilliant and very special. . Coming back for sure

Maddy  - October 2023

We had a wonderfull time cooking with Marina. Her husbond came home and had lunch - thats was very lovelky The food was deliciois - i warmly recommend Marina 🙈

Gitte Krog - October 2023

Liebe Marina vielen Dank für die herzliche Gastfreundschaft. Wir haben den Kochkurs mit dir sehr genossen und werden noch oft Annen schoenennabend denken. Freuen uns auf eine Wiederholung

Schmieder Jürgen - October 2023

€149.00 per guest

€75.00 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2021Location: Desenzano del Garda    Languages: French, English, Italian
Italian cuisine is a symbol of quality of life and the search for authentic recipes is often the motivation for a journey and an experience that then extends its narration upon return. The millennial ritual of sharing food enhances the emotion of meeting and allows you to enhance the authentic culture and richness of a place. Through the narration and the preparation of local dishes, the kitchen is rediscovered as a place of one's origins, of the simplicity of doing, of the pleasure of sharing knowledge and experiences. Over the years I have had the opportunity to directly experience the great appeal that the preparation of a traditional recipe arouses in those who participate in its realization. Cooking for friends on trips or preparing sweets for anniversaries, the result is always the same: the joy of discovering that we are all able to find goodness in simplicity.
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