Cooking classes

Taste of home with lentils, Umbrian tradition

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Duration 2h

Max 12 guests

Spoken languages:  English and Italian

Cooking class: you will learn to prepare a traditional dish with a tasting of the recipe prepared during the course, accompanied by a glass of wine

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

    My name is Chiara and I live in Spoleto with my large family.

    I love cooking traditional Umbrian dishes in fact together we will prepare the typical Castelluccio lentils, small and tasty, to which we will accompany some sausages. The dish will be enjoyed over a slice of bread roasted and seasoned with garlic and oil. Cooking, as Grandma Luisa taught me, will be done in the typical crock pot to better retain the flavors and aromas. Mountain legumes are never lacking on my table because they are a source of iron, antioxidants and good for the heart, but most of all they are delicious. The tasting will be accompanied by a good local red wine and some Umbrian delicacies.

    7 reviews
    We had The Best Experience with Chiara & Claudio!!!! This was what we wanted to do for Our Anniversary. And what an Absolutely Awesome Time!! Learned to make pasta, tasted some family recipes she made, and made Forever Friends ♥️ We felt as if we were visiting our family for a get together, cooking together, enjoying wine and appetizers, sharing our lives with each other. We will Never Forget our time with this family! Our only regret is not scheduling more time with this precious family! ♥️♥️♥️

    Thomas & Audra Frangipani  - October 2023

    Can not say enough good things about Chiara and her hospitality as well as her knowledge of pasta! Highly recommend ! Cin-cin

    Deena and Steve - September 2023

    We had a very special evening with Chiara and her husband. Their warmth and welcome made us feel so comfortable. Loved learning how to make pasta, sauce and tiramisu. All delicious as well as the local wine made by their friend. An evening of learning , laughing and great conversation. Thank You Chiara and Claudio!!

    Wonderful Experience!  - May 2023

    Chaira was a wonderful host and welcomed my cousin and I into her home for a delightful evening of delicious food, shared recipes and getting to know her and her family! The food was so fresh, simple and delicious and she was so wonderful to explain and demonstrate how it was prepared. I’m no longer afraid to make my own pasta! We had a delicious meal of fried sage leaves for an appetizer (Yes they were delicious), then fresh asparagus with eggs, sage & cheese, fresh homemade ravioli with spinach & ricotta, more homemade pasta “strips” with a delicious Bolognese sauce, lentils and sausage and a finale of Tiara mi Su. We also had delicious wine and topped off the evening with Limoncello! Chaira could not have been more gracious and accommodating. She and her husband even offered to drive us back to our Air BNB to save us from finding a taxi. Such a wonderful, lovely experience!!

    Ellen VandeLune - May 2023

    Chiara and her Claudio made us feel like guests in their home. We were greeted with Prosecco and home-cooked appetizers on arrival and before beginning to cook. The cooking lesson was very relaxed, fun, and interesting as we prepared and learned about traditional Umbrian dishes of which we made several and which we hope to make for friends when we return back to Canada. Instructions were easy to follow with plenty of hands-on participation. We ended the evening with lots of conversation over the meal we had prepared. We loved the Umbrian dishes! Chiara and her husband went above and beyond to provide us with a great cooking experience and even offered us a drive back to our B&B after the lesson. We highly recommend this wonderful cooking experience!! Thank you Chiara and Claudio.

    Jack and Karen - April 2023

    €76.00 per guest

    €38.00 per child

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    Cesarina from 2018Location: Spoleto    Languages: English and Italian
    "The passion for cooking was born in adulthood, thanks to my husband's grandmother. It is her credit for having taught me with love the typical recipes of Spoleto, which I did not know and I learned to appreciate. It was not easy, I admit, because the tastes, smells, flavors were different from those I grew up with in Florence. It is also hers, the diary that I jealously keep with the family and typical recipes of the area. I try to convey to my guests the simplicity of cuisine and the genuineness of the food products I buy locally (often from farmers near my home). I love to bring out the natural, strong and rural flavors of this wonderful city".
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