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Scuola di Cucina di Lella

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Address: Via di Fontebranda 69, 53100, Siena, Italy
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Tuscan Cooking Class in Central Siena
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There were 6 of us for the cooking class and we all made spaghetti and shared in making sauce, dessert and appetizers. We ate what we prepared and it was a fabulous experience and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2016
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took 2 classes . Vegetables and pasta. Both great. Would definately attend classes here again. Went from 730 pm to 1130-12.. Classes were in italian but Lella arranged for an English interpreter to sit with us. Pasta class only recipies were in english..other handouts available in italian. In vegetables class all recipies and handouts were in english. Great school. Very... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

There were 6 of us for the cooking class and we all made spaghetti and shared in making sauce, dessert and appetizers. We ate what we prepared and it was a fabulous experience and learned a lot in the process.I would highly recommend it to anyone that is interested in food preparation

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was not my first cooking lesson while on holiday but is the the one who will allow me to make ravioli at home. Very enjoyable and the ravioli were excellent. So was the rest of the menu, including a complicated (but well worth trying at home) stuffed turkey breast. From Lella to my Thanksgiving dinner! This was a class... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great introduction to the local cooking techniques of Siena. Chef Francesco explained each step, and Julia translated so we could catch the nuances. Every dish in our "tipico" menu was fabulous, but especially Lella's own recipes--the Pappa col Pomodoro zuppa and the Pici col Cacio e Pepe ( pasta with a pepper cream sauce). We had a... More 

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Dedham, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Hey, I spent five most enjoyable days in Siena, at this cooking school in Oct. 2005 and I still have the fondest memories of Lella, her school, and the fun we had cooking and then eating for lunch what we cooked. I rate this as a "not to be missed" life experience! I finally learned how to make homemade pasta.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent day, excellent food, excellent instruction. Highly recommend. So warm, friendly and hospitable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were in the same class as FG Scot, whose review states how we felt about the course. My wife and I like to take cooking classes featuring the local cuisine, and this class was as good as any we have taken.. I highly recommend this class if you want a great way to complement a visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time at this cooking class. There were about 16 people in the lesson. From 4 until about 730pm we cooked, then we sat down to dinner and wrapped up around 9pm. The time flew by. We made a fantastic baked pecorino dish as a starter. Followed by pasta with garlic and tomato sauce that was delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We adored this experience. Lella is clearly passionate about her food and teaching. The food we prepare with her expert guidance was restaurant quality, but that much bett because we had made it partly ourselves.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We immediately felt comfortable and enjoyed our cooking experience. Ella's story of building a successful business from her passion is a great example for our daughter. The recipes were well presented and we had a lot of hands on experience. Don't miss this experience -- you have to eat dinner, might as well learn something.

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