Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Italian cooking schools: fun or too structured?

Italian cooking schools: fun or too structured?

Jan 15th, 2006, 03:27 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 28
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.
Happy4 is offline  
Jan 15th, 2006, 03:32 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 14,529
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:

http://www.tuscany-cooking-class.com/
tuscanlifeedit is offline  
Jan 15th, 2006, 03:34 PM
  #3  
cmt
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 6,793
http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34439431
cmt is offline  
Jan 16th, 2006, 04:19 AM
  #5  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,118
ttt
ira is offline  
Feb 28th, 2006, 03:28 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
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
iris9701 is offline  
Feb 28th, 2006, 08:00 AM
  #7  
JBX
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 957
Another thread about culinary classes in Tuscany > http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...2&tid=34758320
JBX is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:48 AM.