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Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

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Learn the art of Tuscan cooking on this 5.5-hour market visit and cooking class in Florence. Led by local chefs, visit Florence’s Central Market to choose fresh ingredients and then prepare a classic Tuscan lunch in the cooking school kitchen. Create dishes such as ‘bruschetta’ (tomato-topped grilled bread) and homemade pasta and dessert watched by your chefs, and savor your meal with your fellow cooks and two glasses of Chianti wine before receiving a diploma and recipe booklet.
Numbers are limited to 25 for this small-group class to ensure a personalized experience.
  • Get to know Italian food in depth with a hands-on cooking class
  • A maximum of 25 people gives you an intimate learning environment
  • Guided market tour teaches you how to select the best produce
  • Enjoy eating the meal you made, accompanied by two glasses of Chianti
  • Recipe booklet included, so you can re-make the dishes at home
What to Expect
Meet your chef guide and fellow food lovers in central Florence for your market tour and cooking class. Although eating at every restaurant in the city is a great way to experience Tuscan cuisine independently, you'll understand Italian culinary history more fully when you make it with your own hands.
Stroll through the Central Market to see the array of fresh produce and Florentine delicacies. Allow your chef guide to introduce you to some specialty purveyors and collect the ingredients for your meal. You'll know exactly what to look for at your local market when you prepare this meal back at home.
At the cooking school, tie on your apron and get to work. With expert guidance, prepare a typical Italian lunch of dishes such as fresh pasta, bruschetta, sauce, and tiramisu. While you cook, sample fresh tastes of produce from the market.
Sit down with your fellow travelers to feast on the meal you have prepared, accompanied by two glasses of local Chianti. Take the opportunity to ask any questions and chat with your co-chefs. Leave the experience with a diploma and recipe book to help you recreate your experience at home.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This cooking class was very organized-great fun - and I learnt a lot. The two teachers Jon and Caterina made it relaxing and for novice cooks it was all good fun and not intimidating in anyway—- I have done a few of their other tours....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank joyoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a brilliant time with chefs John & Niccolo during the cooking course. This started with tasters from the market and good explanation of the different meats, wines and cheeses, (including some sampling) which we would be using later that day. We were in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Quest137680
Reviewed 1 week ago

Niccolo and John were great hosts (chefs) for the day and it was wonderful to share the joy of Italian cooking with others.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank argy2012
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The market tour and cooking class were more informative, useful and more enjoyable than we expected, even for our two teenagers, We enjoyed meeting in the picturesque square and walking to the central market ( we will be returning there on Saturday) The establishment is...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rob B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met at the meeting point and checked in they asked if we would like to upgrade to the VIP tour, it was an extra 45 for the three of us. We agreed and glad we did. Our Chef brought us on a great little...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 88randallp
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