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Address: Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 155 0839
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Italian cooking lessons in an Italian home! We are happy to teach you how...

Italian cooking lessons in an Italian home! We are happy to teach you how to prepare authentic Italian dishes and although we are friendly, we are also quite serious about teaching you the right way to make these dishes and ensuring that you will be able to replicate these back home. Your success back home is our objective. We are professional and experienced but not stuffy or arrogant. Our specialty is pasta making, the old fashioned way; the way the Italian grandma's still make it (with a wooden rolling pin and board)! You will make several pasta shapes and sauces and won't miss anything! We also teach how to cook with local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Bologna Mortadella and Prosciutto from Parma. We cook with fresh seasonal produce, meats, and seafood. Lessons are personalized and held in small groups (1-3, up to 6 if related or close friends) to assure plenty of one-on-one attention. Our hands-on cooking lessons are held in a home setting. No surcharge for single participants or private lessons. Discounts for children. Lessons available in English, Spanish or Italian.

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Fantastic market tours and serious cooking lesson...not a party!

If you're serious about learning to cook, especially Gluten Free, don't even consider anyone other than Maribel! She is proud of her craft and clearly wants her students to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Castle Rock, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're serious about learning to cook, especially Gluten Free, don't even consider anyone other than Maribel! She is proud of her craft and clearly wants her students to LEARN. So if you're looking for one of those group/social cooking schools where everyone gets well lubricated on wine, this is not the place....NO wine until it's time to eat!...fine with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

I did the Supreme Class - we toured the market and then went to Maribel's house to cook. We made pasta for tagliatelle and tortellini, ragu, ricotta stuffed squash blossoms, a fig/prosciutto antipasti, and a marscapone dessert. The food was all amazing. More importantly, I learned a lot during the class. There were only three of us in the class... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This class was one of the highlights of our time in Bologna. We booked the Parmigiano Reggiano class with market tour. Maribel was great and gave an informative tour of the market. She was well prepared with several meal options and we adapted based on what was available fresh in the market. The cooking was simply fun. One of our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

If you like good food, cheese, Parma ham and balsamic you should definitely try this, it's amazing. Alessandro the guide is very nice, has a lot of information and really puts you in a Italian food experience. Try it !

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a wonderful time making two types of pasta, ragout and filling. Maribel was informative and insightful as she shared her passion and talent for cooking throughout our time with her. The proof was in the successful creation of an amazing lunch! Would highly recommend this experience for anyone who likes to create, cook and consume!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Maribel is fantastic: warm, lovely, easy to chat with. We spent a great morning having coffee and doing shopping in a local market she knows so well and she showed us around shops in Bologna where it's worth buying food and treats. Then we headed off to her place where serious business started. Some of the dishes we made with... More 

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Maribel_BO, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you! I am so happy you enjoyed your lesson. Let me know if you have any questions. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Of the two weeks we recently spent in Italy, our day of cooking in Bologna with Maribel was one of the brightest spots. My college age daughter and I both love to cook, but had zero experience crafting pasta. A few nights before the class, we had savored a delicious tortelloni with sage and butter sauce at a favorite restaurant.... More 

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Maribel_BO, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you! I'm all smiles. :) More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I signed up for the Supreme Traditional Bolognese Pasta cooking lesson with market tour with Maribel. We met in the market, where she gave us a tour highlighting all the local produce and goods. We decided what our menu was, shopped for our ingredients, and then when back to her lovely kitchen. She shared fantastic tips and tricks to succeed... More 

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Maribel_BO, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I am very happy you enjoyed your cooking lesson and market tour. Do let me know how things go at home. :) More 

Salzburg, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We signed up for the supreme pasta making class with Maribel and what an eye-opening experience it was! We first met Maribel in the market where she showed us where some really wonderful food shops were and where she shared her personal insights and knowledge with us. The ingredients were bought on the spot and we went back to her... More 

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Maribel_BO, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this review

Thank you so much Pamela, I am so happy you enjoyed the lesson. please let me knwo if you have any questions when repeating the experience back home. :) More 

Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We wanted some authentic activities in Italy and this is just what we were looking for. Mirabel took us to some local markets and showed us how to buy produce and meats like the locals. We went to her apartment for cooking in a real Bologna home kitchen. The food we made was wholesome, simple, and delicious. I loved the... More 

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