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Looking for suggestions on cooking class Tuscany

Apr 18th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Looking for suggestions on cooking class Tuscany

We are leaving Venice on 31st of May to go to Florance and or Tuscany.
Which one to do first? I need many suggestions on a cooking class for me, my husband and 9 year old daughter.
We hear so much about Tuscany we have till the 11th of June from Rome.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 10:46 AM
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lele,

Some cooking classes in this area have been discussed before. Do a search for "Florence cooking class" to find some info. Note the correct spelling of "Florence" for the best search.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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I can recommend Accidental Tourist (just google them and you'll find their address). They took a small group of us (10 people) on a tour of a family run winery and olive oil business that operates from a gorgeous villa then we made our own pasta (2 types). There was freeflowing wine, great food and new friends! We got to eat our creations as well as more delicacies from our host, Nonna!
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Apr 18th, 2008, 11:07 AM
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I am interested in this as well - I have done a search on this forum as well as google, slowtravel etc. I have not come up with anything that also caters to a child (12 years old at time of travel) I would like to do one day next spring...

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Apr 18th, 2008, 11:09 AM
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Any suggestions for a 1/2 day cooking class near Montalcino would be appreciated as well!
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Apr 18th, 2008, 06:25 PM
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I will qualify my rec by saying that I used to do some freelance work for the people that own the company, some years back. I now have no connections with them. But I really want to recommend Good Tastes of Tuscany.
http://www.tuscany-cooking-class.com...ngclasses.html

Lisa, the instructor, would be perfect to have work with a 9 year old. She is sweet and she and her partner are great teachers, formally trained.

The company will pick you up in Florence and take you to the pretty fabulous Villa Pandolfini. I'm not exaggerating when I say this is a spectacular edifice, more than a villa. More like a palazzo. After the class, they take you back to Florence.

The class is done in an amazing kitchen. I really think anyone would like it, but it would be perfect for a family.
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Apr 18th, 2008, 06:27 PM
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Thank you Tuscan!

Bookmarking!

~Dawn
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Apr 25th, 2008, 06:51 AM
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I don't think I can beat my own chest, but thanks for the earlier mention of Poggio Etrusco.
Probably one of the better resources for cooking classes is the Shaw Guides, www.shawguides.com.

Also, www.ciaobambino.com is great for traveling with kids.

Buon viaggio,
Pamela in Montepulciano
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Apr 25th, 2008, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for the links Pam!
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Apr 25th, 2008, 08:38 AM
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DH and I did an Elderhostel in Siena that included five or six classes at Scuola di Cucina di Lella. We loved the experience. Here's a link to Lella's website: http://www.scuoladicucinadilella.net/
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May 17th, 2008, 05:19 PM
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Ok, I booked a cooking class with the Accidental Tourist. I verified the recommendation also through our Hotel and said many were pleased.
It sounds wonderful. We are going to be picked up near our hotel and will do the all day class that includes wine tasting and olive oil tasting.
I will let everyone know!!
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May 17th, 2008, 05:25 PM
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sounds great lele - report back!
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Jan 6th, 2009, 03:16 PM
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Bookmarking...and thanks!
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Apr 15th, 2009, 05:45 AM
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Hi Lele, please report back. We're also contemplating to book with Accidental Tourist, but we're concerned that they would cancel at the last minute and leave us high and dry.
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Apr 15th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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h2babe - lele's post is a year old.
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May 1st, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Here is another option for cooking classes near Florence:


http://www.benedettavitali.com/classes/
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