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Wanna be Italiano!

Florence, Italy
888-235-9834.
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Our classes are offered as a view into a typical Tuscan cuisine. Classes are small and intimate. First step: grocery shopping at the central market!! You will go shopping with the chef at the central market picking up the ingredients for your lunch. You will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. You will learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients and as an added bonus, how to bargain! You will taste local foods & wines. After this fun experience you will reach the house and start the lessons in a private kitchen. A true hands-on experience, and you will prepare your own meal, made of Bruschetta, Fresh Home-made Pasta, and a main course, accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines. As you will eat your own food, you’d better be an attentive student while the Chef is teaching!
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Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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"bolognese sauce"
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"tiramisu"
in 23 reviews
"central market"
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"from scratch"
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"cooking class"
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"great fun"
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"highly recommend this class"
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"small group"
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"great sense of humor"
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"highlight of our trip"
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"food and wine"
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"guided tour"
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"giovanni"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jon and Kevin were great hosts/chefs as my I, my husband and my teenage son learned about the central market and its history and learned to make pasta, sauce and tiramisu. And sipped wine throughout. Learned to make pasta and ravioli. We sampled appetizers while...More

Thank Tonja P
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This was truly our FAVORITE experience in Italy! Martina and Giovanni took us from the market to the kitchen where we were making bolognese and tiramisu in no time. I think we were all surprised at how delicious our homemade pasta was! Even the non...More

Thank rcastriotta66
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

This class was so much fun! We actually had a bigger class (17 people) but our chefs, Davide and Marco, still made it fun, explained the steps in an understandable way, and were patient. They had a great sense of humor and were very knowledgeable....More

Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A throughly enjoyable way to spend a hot day in Tuscany! From Marco's guided tour to the market, complete with tasting and vino to his willingness to make a special request for our group, this day was a highlight of our trip. Marco's skilled professionalism,...More

Thank John M
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The experience is well organised, clean and welcoming. Martina and Kevin are incredible in both their cooking knowledge, skills and personality. We highly recommend this tour because of the value for $ you get in return, the joy of creating real yummy food, & your...More

Thank Leisure56
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

My husband, 17 year old daughter and I spent 11 days touring Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. It was a great trip, but our absolutely FAVORITE experience was this 5 hour cooking class with Javier and Kevin at the helm! The class had about 24...More

Thank Becky I
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We are staying in Florence for six weeks, so after the sightseeing and shopping were taken care of, we wanted to take a daytime cooking class. (Many of the cooking classes are dinner classes.). This tour was able to accommodate us with with just a...More

Thank Traveler98006
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Started off exploring the central market with our Guide and Chef, Giuseppe Manfre. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained all the Italian cuisine in great detail. There were 13 of us in the class and we all enjoyed the experience of making fresh pasta from...More

Thank LyndaJelf
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A fun day spent making pasta, bolognese sauce and delicious cherry tomato sauce. Cheese tasting, balsamic truffle oil olive tapenade and wine - what's not to like. Giuseppe was our host good fun, friendly and passionate about food .

Thank Kandinsky14
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The chef was extremely helpful and bed yummy. We made some amazing dishes, pasta, tiramisu and appetizers. They were extremely accommodating to me (being vegetarian), they made sure there was an extra pasta dish I could have without meat. We had a nice group size...More

Thank ElizasTravels
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market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a
vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to
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its variety of food, especially those focusing on
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