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Cook on the Lakes

Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
+39 347 244 2197
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We visited cook on the lakes in September 2017 during our visit to Lake Orta. 3 of us took the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bosko1875
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Great cooking class for authentic italian food

My wife and me booked two classes (two half days) at "Cook on the Lakes" to learn how to cook... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
dave s
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Cook on the Lakes is an Italian Cooking School on the Lake Maggiore, in the north of Italy. ALL COURSES HAVE HANDS-ON PHILOSOPHY! Every course has its own goals. We'll start to prepare the food all together as a group. We will know the recipes and their history, learn the basic skills, cook them. Usually all the lessons will start in the morning around 9 PM; we will work the whole morning until the food is ready and then we have lunch together; if your partners are around, they can join us for a small fee. When the course is finished, we will take pictures with your Italian cooking diploma and I'll give you a special souvenir to take home. Enjoy the location, totally surrounded by the nature and at the edge of the woods. On warm seasons the vegetables and other natural products will be available from my garden, from Germano's, my neighbour, a wise and expert gardener, and from the nearby local market place. If the weather is fine, we'll enjoy the food we cook outside in the garden and in the sun! See you soon!!! Francesca
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Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
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+39 347 244 2197
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited cook on the lakes in September 2017 during our visit to Lake Orta. 3 of us took the course which was delivered from Francesca’s home. The course had a healthy balance of being both, informative yet extremely enjoyable; without doubt, one of the...More

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CookontheLakes2013, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review!! It was a real honor to cook with you! Hope to see you in an another occasion!! Cook, cook and cook:))) Francesca

Reviewed 29 October 2017

My wife and me booked two classes (two half days) at "Cook on the Lakes" to learn how to cook authentic Italian food. One day we had sardine food and the other one food from Puglia - we cooked a Primi, a Secondi and Dessert....More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a magical day cooking and learning more about traditional Italian cuisine (and about fabulous food in general) from Chef Francesca in her home-style kitchen high above Lake Maggiore. I teach a basic pasta class in the US and wanted to learn to make...More

Thank Mary W
CookontheLakes2013, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mary, thank you so much for your review! It was a funny and magical day! I'll come for sure in your cooking school; I look forward!! Your words are so important, cause they are also from a chef:)) Thank you again! Big hug to...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

One of our best experiences. Francesca showed great patience with our weaknesses and helped us create a fine lunch and dessert. She knows both the art and science of cooking. Do not rely on your GPS, call her for directions. Her house and property are...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a long cooking class with my wife and two grown children. We are "foodies" with some experience cooking. Francesca is a great teacher , conveying many tips and tricks. Class was participatory. Food prepared was delicious. We had the added pleasure of Francesca's husband...More

Thank lever858
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I brought my mom and dad who were visiting from the USA. I had to be sure that my parents met Francesca and experienced her cooking class because it is an experience! We made an amazing risotto milenese con ossibuchi, a typical dish from the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

Francesca cooks with love and she teaches with love and passion! She cooks to your level, answering questions and showing new techniques. We were 2 couples with different cooking skills and we all felt as if we learned something new ! She was wonderful in...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

A fantastic day of learning about food chemistry and preparation of Italian food with an excellent and pleasant teacher. We had a great time in talking with Francesca, learning from her and enjoying a very good meal in her garden tasting the result of our...More

Thank loratro
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Francesca was an amazing culinary instructor, both patient and kind. Our group was comprised of 3 mothers and our 3 high school daughters with varying cooking experience. Everyone in the group enjoyed the evening of preparing their authentic Italian dinner and enjoying it together in...More

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CookontheLakes2013, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you so much!! As I wrote you I'm gonna to remember for a lot the time we have spent together!! How forget the stunning three girls in the kitchen!! And your talented daughter!!! A huge hug and keep in touch! Francesca

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Cooking with Francesca was the highlight of my trip to Italy! It was my first time in Italy, and I was excited to see the land of my Nonna & Nonno (my grandparents). So being with an Italian woman, in her home, cooking authentic Italian...More

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CookontheLakes2013, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Dear Kay, thank you so much! I'm very happy to have reached my goals passing down to you a part of my life throught my family recipes!! Hope to see you soon! Francesca

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grazia2626
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Response from cookonthelakes | Property representative |
Thank you Lisa for your prompt answer:)) Hi Grazia, yes of course! Go to my website and you can find my email! Thank you for writing! Francesca
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