As you most likely know, Tuscan cuisine is world famous. But did you know that its most important dishes are from the Cucina Povera, literally the poor or peasant kitchen? This important culinary tradition comes from the Tuscan history of sharecropping farmers that lived in the hills and valleys of Tuscany using their very limited resources to create the most nutritious and filling foods possible. Born out of the necessity to utilize everything, items like old bread or vegetable and meat scraps were repurposed into delicious dishes such as ribollita and panzanella.
Discover the rich culinary heritage of Tuscany and learn how to cook classic regional dishes with a hands-on cooking course in Florence. Immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan cooking, using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations.
Our experienced chef will guide you through each step of the cooking process, from selecting the best ingredients at the local market to creating a multi-course meal in our professional kitchen. Along the way, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Tuscan cuisine, as well as techniques and tips for perfecting each dish.
At the end of the day, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, savoring the flavors of traditional Tuscan dishes.
During this hands-on cooking class your English-speaking chef will introduce you to the wonderful Tuscan culinary traditions. Taking inspiration from the wide range of possibilities, this course focuses on well-known and well-loved recipes within the Tuscan repertoire. Learn the importance of fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients when cooking and creating dishes from scratch. Feel the presence of generations of Tuscans as you prepare typical, authentic dishes using ages old culinary techniques rural Tuscans have perfected over centuries. Our focus in this class is to teach you how to make rustic recipes such as ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, pork, gnudi, and other dishes that are the heart and soul of traditional Tuscan cuisine. You will finish the class with a better understanding of Tuscany’s traditional menu and a new approach to using simple but effective and genuine ingredients with the most flavorful outcome when you are back in your home kitchen.
Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination is possible. Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.
Vegetarian options can be accommodated easily. For other common dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free, diary free) please make sure to ask prior booking.
A beautiful experience discovering the market in Florence and a fun cooking class where I finally learned how to make pasta! The chef was very helpful! Highly recommended!Giulia, 25 anni
A wonderful experience discovering the Florence market and a fun cooking class where I finally learned how to make pasta! Very helpful chef! Highly recommended!Michael, 55 anni