Custom Classes

Cooking Classes in Florence

Sometimes what you want, is just to get of the beaten track. And you love food.

We get people all the time who have dreamed of coming to Italy and literally playing with their food. This isn’t so much a class, as a experience. So like most experiences, there is no absolute set formula. And it does depend on you.

Maybe your coming during olive season and want to see it pressed, or go meet my butcher  and learn a little about meat (yes he’s awesome and no he’s not at the central market). Maybe it’s getting behind a real local coffee bar and learning to make a cappuccino, or crawling into a World War 2 foxhole hidden in the hillside (yep I swear we’ve done that!).

In additon to offering day classes, multi-day cooking and food classes - experiences can be customized to make your fantasy culinary  vacation dreams come true. If you want to do something, let us know – if we can’t do it we’ll tell you.

Since custom classes have no set formula there is no set price list for them. But they almost always involve Gilberto (Paolo’s father) or Piero (Paolo’s uncle who owns the grove), so the Mushroom Hunting, Bistecca Cooking Class is a pretty good guide.

 

 

Tuscany Olive Grove Cooking Class

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Cooking Classes in Florence | 2 comments

Tuscany Olive Grove Cooking Class

Are you looking for and Authentic Tuscan Countryside Cooking Experience? Come join us in our family’s private olive grove. Located just 10 minutes from Porta Romano, we start by exploring the grove where you’ll learn about the fruits and vegetables we grow there. Then we’ll get down to business and prepare a classic Tuscan meal in our outdoor kitchen in the grove. After were done working, we’ll all sit down and soak up the Tuscan sun, or sunset and enjoy a great meal together. Our Morning and Evening classes are hands on  and available for...

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Florence Central Market Cooking Class

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Florence Central Market Cooking Class

What questions should you ask your butcher to get a great cut of meat? Why do the vegetables here taste different and can I get vegetables that taste as good at home? How do you buy good pasta? Come explore Florence’s central market from a chef’s point of view. Learn how to shop for produce, meat and gourmet condiments. Taste exceptional olive oils and balsamic’s. Meet some of our favorite vendors, and taste their products. Along the way I’ll give you tips and tricks for ways to use some of the products we see, back home. And tell you a...

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Custom Classes

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in Cooking Classes in Florence | Comments Off

Custom Classes

Sometimes what you want, is just to get of the beaten track. And you love food. We get people all the time who have dreamed of coming to Italy and literally playing with their food. This isn’t so much a class, as a experience. So like most experiences, there is no absolute set formula. And it does depend on you. Maybe your coming during olive season and want to see it pressed, or go meet my butcher  and learn a little about meat (yes he’s awesome and no he’s not at the central market). Maybe it’s getting behind a real local coffee bar and...

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Cooking in the Olive Grove

Posted by on Feb 24, 2014 in Cooking Classes in Florence | Comments Off

Cooking in the Olive Grove

Are you looking for and Authentic Tuscan Countryside Experience? Come join us in our family’s private olive grove. Located just 10 minutes from Porta Romano, we start by exploring the grove where you’ll learn about the fruits and vegetables we grow there. Then we’ll get down to business and prepare a classic Tuscan meal in our outdoor kitchen in the grove. After were done working, we’ll all sit down and soak up the Tuscan sun, or sunset and enjoy a great meal together. Our Morning and Evening classes are hands on  and available for both...

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Cooking Classes in Florence, Italy