Cooking classes

Mugello tortelli, i'gnudi & tiramisu zuccotto

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Donatella

Florence

Duration 3h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Private hands-on cooking class with pasta and tiramisu, followed by lunch and dinner with the recipes prepared during the class

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your menu
  • Gnudi
  • Tortelli mugellani potato
  • Zuccotto tiramisù

You will prepare two types of pasta dishes, which my husband's grandmother, who was from Firenzuola, used to make.

Tortello mugellano, dates back to the 1400s, when Pulci, a poet in the court of Lorenzo the Magnificent, praised them, describing their perfect pairing with a glass of wine. "But above all of good wine I have faith, I believe that he who believes in it is saved. I believe in the pie and the tortello, the one is the mother and the other her son..." I'gnudi: name comes from a word in the Tuscan dialect and is used to refer to something "stripped" and the whole dish appropriates this name because it is the classic ravioli filling, but without its coating. Zuccotto with tiramisu: The Florentine zuccotto (helmet)that is filled with ice cream as Buontalenti did but with tiramisu..

Vegetarian

Reviews
5.0
26 reviews
We enjoyed our time with you so much, Donatella! The pasta and tiramisu dishes you taught us were delicious and easy to make. Out of all the meals we had while visiting Italy, what we made with you was honestly the best we had. In fact, our experience was so good that we ordered a pasta maker even before we left Italy. Thank you for inviting us into your home to have a wonderful time and teaching us something we can enjoy for years to come.

Ken and Christa - November 2023

Donatella is a warm and welcoming person, and a great cook and teacher. We had a wonderful time making tiramisu and pasta. I wholeheartedly recommend booking an evening with Donatella.

Cassie + Ari - October 2023

Donatella, was an amazing host as well as a fantastic chef. We had a great evening of food, wine and conversation. We were able to experience home cooking and cuisine that you can not find in the restaurants. Her home was a great break from the restaurant life. We highly recommend Donatella for a great local experience.

Daron & Kelly - September 2023

Donatella was an amazing host! We have a large family with 4 kids between 13 and 3, and she made us feel so welcome in her home. When my 3 year old starting getting bored, she gave him tasks to do to keep him occupied. The class itself was so much fun. We loved the authenticity of learning in her home, and the final results were absolutely delicious. It was one of the highlights of our trip for sure and I highly recommend Donatella

Kristin Ciaglia - July 2023

Donatella welcomed us into her home with open arms and showed us how to make various types of pasta. She was patient and kind. Definitely an experience to remember forever!

Nina - July 2023

€209.00 per guest

€104.50 per child

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Donatella
Cesarina from 2018Location: Florence    Languages: Italian and English
Florence, to quote Stendhal, has a "subtle beauty". The city itself is an open-air museum, rich in architectural masterpieces and works of art that are unique in the world. Here in the heart of this historical city in a street of ancient buildings located within where once stood the ancient medieval walls, and where you can experience the flavor of ancient Florentine history, we meet Donatella, our Florentine Cesarina DOC.  Donatella studied art and architecture and she likes to experiment with different artistic techniques, from papier-mâché to ceramics, as well as applying her hand to making pasta dough in the kitchen. This last passion she shares with her husband and children, with whom she loves making homemade pasta, a perfect way to teach culinary art while having fun. At Donatella’s, there is always a festive feeling and the typical flavors of Tuscan cuisine.  Her dishes, from pezzole to carabaccia di Caterina de' Medici, are recipes which have made French cuisine famous the world over but that actually originated in Italy, specifically in Florence and the Medici court. Along with the fork, Caterina de' Medici brought recipes with her to Paris that would eventually become the macarons, omelette, crepes, the "francesina", soupe d'oignons and the bigné. At Donatella’s table, we can relive the history of the dishes that traveled from Florence to Paris, as well as enjoy the pleasure of tasting them.
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