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“We had an informative, fun day of learnin to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine!”

Tuscan Culinary One-Day Cooking Class
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Owner description: Our One-Day Cooking Class is informal, fun and hands-on. The class taught in English and designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in season ingredients. You will start the full day course by meeting the instructor, Shirley Ofria at a café in the historic center of Cortona. Over a typical Tuscan breakfast of cappuccino and pastry, you will choose from our recipe booklet what you want to prepare. After breakfast and menu planning, you will go to the various markets to collect all the necessary ingredients.When you finish with the shopping, it’s off to our home in San Egidio, just ten minutes above the wall surrounding historic Cortona. When you arrive at the house, the aprons go on and the work begins. You will start by making appetizers that will later serve as a light lunch break. After lunch, it’s back to work to start on the first course, second course, side dishes and of course desert. When everything is ready you will sit down to enjoy and critique your creations. The meal can be served inside or out, weather permitting.The course includes; menu planning, shopping, breakfast, lunch, dinner (all food and wine) and the recipe booklet. Dietary restrictions are welcome and if there is something specific you want to do, please contact us several day in advance of your class day.
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“We had an informative, fun day of learnin to cook authentic Tuscan cuisine!”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a wonderful day learning to cook authentic Tuscan recipes with our teacher Shirley and four other students. The one-day course was good value for the money; Shirley was generous with her time and expertise and was very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend this class to everyone. It was a highlight of our time in Tuscany!

Visited June 2014
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Clinton, Tennessee, United States
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“Full day of Tuscan food & fun”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This cooking class did not disappoint! It was a highlight of my Italian vacation as I had hoped it would be. From visiting the Cortona shops for ingredients to tasting a range of items we'd made during the full day of cooking, it was all delightful. The recipes were not too complicated so I can see myself trying them all at home. Pastas, meats, desserts, sides, and appetizers - we did it all and had a lot of fun while we worked. Shirley taught us so many things, it was a continual process all day, so you do need to take notes! I already have bought a few new kitchen tools that we used in the class, a side benefit to learn a few tricks of the trade plus insights into the Tuscany tastes. A beautiful setting and a great class!

Visited May 2014
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful day with Shirley. It was an amazing experience we learned so much. Not only does she know food she was also a great host. Thank ypu so much!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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“Amazing! This lady knows food!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The recipes we made were delicious and not complicated. What i liked best is that these are recipes I will make for my family. She was a great hostess which made for a very fun day. Our event was all day, many courses. The setting overlooking Tuscany is breathtaking! If you are looking for a cooking class, this is it! I highly recommend Shirley for your culinary experience! She won't disappoint......bring your camera!

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Full day experience!”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

The cooking class was a highlight of our girls trip to Tuscany! We learned so much and had such fun in a full day experience of cooking!

Visited May 2014
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