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Italian cooking schools: fun or too structured?

Italian cooking schools: fun or too structured?

Jan 15th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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Italian cooking schools: fun or too structured?

Hi! My friend and I are interested in a cooking school vacation. We're mid-30s and love to cook and eat, but neither are super serious or intent upon being 'master cooks.' We want to have fun and learn something, but I'm a little concerned we'll end up either with super serious (maybe even 'haughty') cooking mavens or walking through Tuscan villages behind a task master guide waving a flag on a stick. I'm used to independent travel, so am looking for any recommendations for fun cooking schools, w/time for independent exploration and a youngish, fun clientele.
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Jan 15th, 2006, 03:32 PM
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We spent a day with Good Tastes of Tuscany, and I can assure you that Lisa and Maurizio, the instructors, were a lot of fun, and Elizabeth, the host, was also fun. All three were young and attractive. My husband and I were the oldest in our group. We are early 50s.

They do a one week cooking and touring adventure that I think would be just as much fun. And the food was incredible. Really relaxed atmosphere, and Lisa has loads of fun personality.

Here's a link:

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Jan 15th, 2006, 03:34 PM
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Feb 28th, 2006, 03:28 AM
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I suggest you Toscana Mia they held cooking classes in a friendly atmosphere in Florence and Chianti wine region
the website is www.welcommetuscany.com
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Feb 28th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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Another thread about culinary classes in Tuscany > http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34758320
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