What better way to fully understand the Tuscan culture for good food and wine than a cookery workshop? I will guide you through the preparation of pastas, risottos, fresh fish, meat and delicious cakes. I also offer classes for children too!
I can offer three different types of cookery classes for adults; each one comes with a complementary bottle of wine per four people.
Fresh pasta is incredibly quick to make (once you know how!) I’ll let you into the secret to making the perfect pasta dough and then, with your new found skills, you’ll make a variety of pasta shapes from Tagliatelle to Orecchiette. I will also reveal the key to creating a simple delicious sauce as the perfect accompaniment to your pasta. A demonstration of a further 2 sauces will show you just how quick a fresh pasta meal can be.
The delicious aroma of pizza dough in the oven is mouth-watering. Now you can learn how to make your own. You’ll learn simple techniques that can be replicated at home with friends and family. Get to grips with stretching your own pizza dough before layering on your choice of toppings;, experience the thrill of the wood oven and admire your pizza cooking to perfection. Celebrate your newfound culinary skills by tucking into your delicious creation.
There will need to be a pizza oven and enough wood to get the oven piping hot at your villa. If not I can also provide an electric oven, subject to availability and a small extra cost.
Classic recipes have been handed down through generations of Tuscan cooks and made their way to many family tables over the years. I have been cooking and creating Italian food for over 25 years and would love to show you how to recreate some of the wonderful seasonal dishes found in this beautiful corner of Italy.
Whether it’s Pasta making or Pizza Creation, the kids are invited to take part with special classes just for them. One way or another they will be covered in flour and having a wonderful fun time in the kitchen while you enjoy a couple of relaxing hours with a glass of Tuscan wine by the pool!