Looking for a cooking school in Tuscany

Old Mar 18th, 2004, 12:04 PM
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Looking for a cooking school in Tuscany

I am looking for a cooking school the week of April 11th 2004. I looked at tuscanwomencook.com however they donot have classes during that time period. I would love to learn more about mediterranean cooking but anything would be fun for a week or even a few days. Any suggestions anyone???
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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I dont have any suggestions specifically, but I woudl try typing cooking lessons tuscany in the search and seeing if there are any old threads. Thats how I found cooking lessons in Paris last year

Good luck!
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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You might want to look at http://www.umberto.com/delia.htm. Umberto Menghi is a transplanted Tuscan to Vancouver (many years ago), and has opened many first class restaurants in Vancouver, Whistler, Seattle and Palm Springs. His cooking school, named after his mom "Delia", has received glowing recommendations in various foodie journals, etc. Have a wonderful trip. Cheers, Linda
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I know that Lorenza di Medici has a cooking school ai Badia e Coltibuono (I may have spelled that wrong) in Chianti.

While I have never been there, I do love her cookbook, "Italy: The Beautiful Cookbook," and I just love the recipies in there. Everything I've tried has turned out fantastic.

I'll have to see if I can find a website with dates and prices.
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 01:02 PM
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Thanks for your suggestions! Umberto's looks great. Has anyone ever done this before? I would love to know more about your experience. Is it fun to do by yourself?
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Old Mar 18th, 2004, 01:18 PM
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MammaLove...the Badia e Coltibuono looks fabulous...unfortunately they donot offer classes in April. I will continue to search. If anyone has any other suggestions they are greatly appreciated! Thanks so much.....
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EPC, I see that at Umberto's you can opt in or out of the cooking classes but join in for the in-house meals and tours of Florence, Siena, etc. It looks very easy to grab some quiet time by the pool by yourself, or be as sociable as you feel. Gorgeous inn and surroundings. No matter which "school" you choose, I'd be interested in hearing about your experience. Cheers, Linda (P.S. Umberto is very charming.)
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Ciao! Next time you come to Italy, I hope you will consider my one-day or weeklong classes in Montepulciano, held yearrround. I have written several (13!) cookbooks mostly about Italian artisan foods, and love sharing what I have learned.
I'm at www.FoodArtisans.com
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Old Aug 18th, 2005, 08:47 AM
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I vaguely recall Frances Mayes (author of "Under the Tuscan Sun")mentioning he friends'/neighbors'cooking classes in the Cortona area. Sorry, don't remember any more than that.
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I looked into this a few years ago. See if any of these help. I was most impressed with Umbria cooks 4 u.
http://www.umbriacooks4u.com/aboutus.htm
http://www.divinacucina.com/code/classes.html#3next
http://www.accidentaltourist.com/
http://www.verbenabluviaggi.com/weekend_2.htm
http://www.terraditoscana.com/defaul...ina_zcorsi_top
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