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I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of the Italians. Elton John

From learning how to cook with Michelin starred chefs or Sicilian Contessas to cooking on beaches and volcanoes in Ischia, from cooking with local fishermen and farmer's wives and of course their husbands, to preparing lunch at local restaurants and trattorias.  Learn how to make cannoli or get to know your Mediterranean fish, enjoy making cakes and decorating chocolates. Learn the art of pizza making, meet locals in their home, learn how to cook and then enjoy dinner with them. Combine your course with a range of tours and excursions and visits to local markets. Enjoy local delicacies and discover the true reason why everyone loves Italian cooking, food and let's not forget.......Italian hospitality.  

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Exclusive Cooking and Tasting

Exclusive Cooking and Tasting

The best of Umbrian Cuisine....Click here to READ MORE.

Master Parmigiana &.....

Master Parmigiana &.....

Master Parmigiana & Gnocchi making with Farmers Market Shopping in Rome. This cooking adventure begins at the local open-air market. Your Chef will be on hand to explain all the wonderful ingredients. The palazzo is a short walk from the market. Apon arrival you will be welcomed with some fresh antipasti and a glass of prosecco. Once settled, take an apron and it is time to cook.

Cooking In Siracusa

Cooking In Siracusa

Enjoy heading out to the market and picking your fresh ingredients and then heading back for your sicilian cooking class with our lovely chef Moses. Great packages available.

Tuscan Chef With A Difference

Tuscan Chef With A Difference

Enjoy the endless possibilities Alessio provides......Click here to READ MORE.

Volcanic Cooking On Ischia

Volcanic Cooking On Ischia

Have you ever thought of cooking with the energy of a volcano? Well on the island of Ischia it is possible. The island has breathtaking views and you will head to a place to view volcanic activity. Here you will spice up the food with wild aromatic herbs collected during the hike, before burying it under the hot sand at more than 100°C. Then it is time to “mangiare”.

Weekend With The Chef

Weekend With The Chef

Learn how to prepare a 2 Star Michelin Menu to enjoy at home! Choose to experience your private cooking lesson with our two starred Michelin Executive Chef Giuseppe Mancino and our Restaurant Manager Michele Forasiepi. Our Package includes: Visit and shopping, cooking lesson: homemade ravioli, the best pizza, an amazing fresh fish dish, a tasting dessert. Lunch at a 2 star Michelin Restaurant after the cooking lesson with wines selected by the resident sommelier.

Gourmet Dining With Starred Chefs

Gourmet Dining With Starred Chefs

2018 dates not available yet but we have a series of dates with starred chefs where you get to enjoy a gourmet experience. Ref: 3942.

A Tuscan Retreat

A Tuscan Retreat

The “Tuscan Retreat Cookery programme”. Created by chef Gordon Ramsay and the Resident Chef Stylianos Sakalis.....Click here to READ MORE.

Tailored Cooking Class 5 Star Chef

Tailored Cooking Class 5 Star Chef

Discover Chef’s best-­kept secrets, be fascinated by the Art of Cooking under his attentive guide. You will learn how to prepare the food you have helped him to purchase just hours earlier at the Rialto Market. The Chef can be quite entertaining... and you will learn a lot.

Cooking class Cortona with Simonetta

Cooking class Cortona with Simonetta

Simonetta introduces you to her kitchen, full of books, spices, jars full of dried fruit..........and naturally with her pots and pans hanging from the wall, because there is no room left. Cooking courses are a full immersion in her lifestyle, a mix of food and culture, but also of practicality. Learn to make dishes which you can easily reproduce at your home, and you will amaze yourselves creating ravioli, fresh pasta, gnocchi, pizza...

Cooking Class Foot of Mount Etna

Cooking Class Foot of Mount Etna

In a familiar atmosphere, the courses of cuisine of San Leonardello Farmhouse represent the opportunity to live a fascinating journey through first and second dishes, side dishes and desserts of Sicilian tradition.

Learn How To Cook 5-Terre

Learn How To Cook 5-Terre

Great location where you get to enjoy true ligurian hospitality and great food......Click here to READ MORE.

Pizza & Gelato Making Cooking class

Pizza & Gelato Making Cooking class

Learn how to make two of the most delicious Italian dishes: pizza and ‘gelato’. Meet our chef, learn the techniques and bring home the recipes to impress your family and friends. The class takes place in the heart of Florence. The chef will start the class by introducing the history of these Italian wonderful creations briefly. After that you will learn how to make the original Italian pizza step by step: you will be taught the tricks for a tender flexible yeast dough.....

The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table

Chef's Table Experience.......Click here to READ MORE.

Mosaics & Cooking

Mosaics & Cooking

First of all - let's admire the gorgeous Ravenna mosaics! After or before the guided tour of the glorious mosaics, we can enjoy a very Italian experience: making pasta such as the famous "piadina" (typical local DOP flatbread). Then on to a superb restaurant in the city centre. Staff will welcome you and teach you. Try to imagine please - flour, eggs, rolling pin and… work!! The best part of the experience will be lunch, eating your own delicious culinary specialities!

Angels & Demons

Angels & Demons

Angels and Demons Roman Cooking Class with Chef - We begin our journey exploring Castel Sant'Angelo, the papal fortreess near Saint Peter, discovering its misteries, legends and secrets. We will then proceed walking through little alleys and back-streets streets of ancient Rome, untill we will reach Piazza dell'Unità food market, one of the oldest roman market where we will discover local productslistening to the screams of vendors and smelling the scents and the aromas of their products.

The Barista Workshop

The Barista Workshop

Coffee lovers rejoice! Get to know more about the Italian coffee culture, learn how to create latte art & enjoy a coffee tasting of 5 different blends! This Private experience will give you the energy boost you need to keep exploring the streets of Rome. VT.

Let's Make & Eat Some Cake

Let's Make & Eat Some Cake

Make a sweet escape from Florence to the Tuscan countryside with a pastry-making lesson in a charming farmhouse kitchen. Choose from a decadent array of modern and classic Italian desserts like tiramisu, limoncello cake, gelato, and cannoli, and learn the recipes and techniques from a professional chef instructor. Enjoy the handmade treats in the beautiful country setting along with espresso and fine Chianti wine. VT.

Let's Cook With Chef In Capri

Let's Cook With Chef In Capri

Pick up the techniques behind traditional Caprese home cooking on a 4-hour culinary class. With a local chef to guide you, conjure up three of the island’s signature dishes, such as cheese-filled ‘Ravioli Caprese,’ and ‘Torta Caprese,’ Capri’s beloved chocolate and almond cake. Then, sit down to enjoy your home cooking with wine with your fellow cooks. Choose from a morning or afternoon class, with ingredients and take-home recipes all included. Numbers are limited to just 8. VT.

"A Roma se magna cosi'"

"A Roma se magna cosi'"

We start from Via Fabio Massimo, home of the cooking school Punto di Cottura. The first stop will be a visit to a typical local market to buy local products. A break, then an exciting hands-on lesson on Roman cuisine, its origins and the features of its traditional recipes. At the end of the course, students will enjoy the food prepared gathered around a dining table. The meal is accompanied by a small selection of wines from the Lazio region.

Cook an Italian Sunday lunch

Cook an Italian Sunday lunch

......with market shopping in Rome. To begin you’ll meet the Chef at the local Farmers’ market to buy the ingredients. With your shopping basket full, it is time to head back to our cooking school near Piazza Navona to start preparing for lunch over a glass of prosecco and appetizers. As per tradition, the menu will involve a generous primo- a lasagna made with fresh pasta and ragù alla bolognese or gnocchi di patate served with a rich tomato sauce and a dusting of local pecorino. Next is......

Food & Wine Tour

Food & Wine Tour

Sample itinerary - Food & Wine Tour in Umbria & Le Marche as enjoyed by Mr & Mrs Booth June 2018.....Click here to READ MORE.

Italian Cooking Class In Verona

Italian Cooking Class In Verona

The experience takes place in a beautiful loft-stylish cooking school in Verona's historical centre. All equiment and ingredients are provided, so all you have to do is come with an appetite and eagerness to learn the secrets of Italian cuisine! Your instructor will teach you about the simplicity and authenticity of Italian cuisine, cooking and dining. Make several tasty and healthy dishes including hand-made fresh pasta, bruschetta (tomato-topped grilled bread)......

A Cooking Class In Capri

A Cooking Class In Capri

Cooking Class in Capri with Chef. Learn how to cook a traditional Caprese three course meal from a local Capri chef using recipes passed down via the family for generations. This class is for lovers of authentic Italian cooking who enjoy meeting others and who have a passion for all things Caprese! Classes are held every day starting at 9.30am or 4.00pm followed by lunch/dinner.

A Palazzo In Matera

A Palazzo In Matera

Cooking class in a noble palace in Matera. We move from the meeting point to the market to choose the seasonal fresh ingredients that we are going to use for cooking. Then with the owner of the palazzo we will prepare some traditional courses, including hand made pasta, we will learn and cook together some simple traditional courses. We will remain for lunch/dinner to eat the courses prepared together in the morning. The meal will be served in one of the exclusive halls.

Cooking Class Luxury

Cooking Class Luxury

Amongst the hand-painted tiles and modern technology, the cooking school, outside Sorrento teaches you the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine by organising courses for its guests. Click here to READ MORE.

Organic Cooking In Florence

Organic Cooking In Florence

Discover the joy of cooking traditional meals with organic ingredients during this 4-hour cooking class in Florence. At the MaMa Florence Cooking School, experience top-notch instruction in a beautiful facility. Select local ingredients filled with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to prepare a 4-course Italian meal that not only tastes better but is also healthier. VT.

Learn all about Italian flavours

Learn all about Italian flavours

Learn all about Italian flavours, herbs, sauces, what to use and when and how.....

Michelin I hear you say?

Michelin I hear you say?

Learn How to Cook a la Michelin .....

Buy, Cook & Taste

Buy, Cook & Taste

Learn How to Cook with the experts and get some hands-on training....get yourself ready for some home cooking. Click here to READ MORE.

.....From the Simple

.....From the Simple

From the simple and the rustic to the simply delicious and yummy..

Sharing The Passion...

Sharing The Passion...

Share the Passion of Italian food and hospitality, with simple appetizers..

Cooking with the Duchess in Palermo

Cooking with the Duchess in Palermo

The day starts with a journey deep into the colourful local Capo market to purchase ingredients for our class. Under the guidance of the Duchess, we carefully select the freshest seasonal produce and learn about Sicily’s outdoor market tradition. Back at the palazzo, we pick flowers, lemons and herbs from the terrace garden, once the original 16th century city walls. In the palazzo’s warm and welcoming kitchen, we engage in a hands-on cooking class.

Cooking in Sorrento or Naples

Cooking in Sorrento or Naples

Discover our cooking class in Sorrento or Naples. You will learn the secrets of Italian cooking from a local. Start licking your lips and taste real authentic Italian cuisine. Your cooking class will take place in a typical local house in Naples or Sorrento. You will feel the way Neopolitans live and the way they cook. This tour is available in Naples and in Sorrento.

An Italian Food Market

An Italian Food Market

Enjoy the bustle and the colour of an Italian market, learn how to pick out the freshest of products, how to shop, what to touch, how much things cost....Click here to READ MORE.

A Thousand Nights In Venice...

A Thousand Nights In Venice...

A unique hands-on cooking class held in our exclusive penthouse overlooking San Marco Piazza and be involved in cooking in our stunning kitchen. Class includes full served meal with pairing wines. All classes will be taught by Luciana Sampogna, author of Light of Lucia, the best seller cookbook published by Murdoch Books. The recipes will be a combination of unique dishes such as Zuppa di Pesce, Gnocchi di Patate al Ragu Veneziano, Tagliolini or Ravioli.....

A Time To Savour

A Time To Savour

From a Food Tour in Rome with 10 tastings, to a VIP Michelin star food tour....

Cheese Making

Cheese Making

From a cheese making workshop with an artisan to an exclusive vegan tour in Milan. More ideas to be added...

A Taste of Tuscany

A Taste of Tuscany

Take part in a cooking-course, where under the watchful eye of a professional cook you can explore Italian cuisine. Clients can choose to attend any number of lessons, from just one to a whole course. For clients who wish to attend a small number of lessons. The main focus of Lella’s school is traditional Tuscan Cuisine: adapting old recipes to the demands of modern working life.

Bologna Like a Local

Bologna Like a Local

Learn the secrets of Bolognese cuisine at Lucia's home and discover the old food market. Bologna is the true Italian 'foodie' capital, renowned worldwide for its cuisine, it is the home town of mortadella, tagliatelle, ragu' and, above all, super delicious tortellini. Of course, true tortellini are home-made. That is the reason why we invite you to a special tortellini-making session at Lucia's home where you will learn the secrets of the traditional cuisine.

Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking Experience

Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking Experience

Led by one of the school’s chefs, our culinary course immerses participants in the stories, landscapes, and flavours of Sicily in the ‘arm’-to-table style of Anna Tasca Lanza. The experiences included in the course range from lessons in horticulture and cheese making, from wine production to coffee roasting, and excursions to surrounding towns to experience the diverse cultures and foods of the island.

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