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Cooking Classes in Tuscany

trippa cooking class in tuscany

Trippa Cooking Class in Tuscany. Only for the tough ones!

Trippa cooking class in Tuscany! Finally this dish, after 15 years of an honorable career finally someone who asks me to take such a class. Someone who wants to learn how to make this typical Tuscan dish. Well, difficult to believe, but they called me for a bachelorette party. Do you remember the Pasta bachelorette…

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Detox food and meals

Italian detox meals after feast

Italian detox meals after the feast. I really feel the need to detoxify myself, to eat something lighter! So let’s put aside the fatty proteins from pork and cold cuts and dedicate a little more to what is a vegetable. There’s 1 Italian starter, 2 first courses, 2 main courses, and 2 desserts. The menus…

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My Tuscan Thanksgiving menu

My Tuscan Thanksgiving menu

This colorful Tuscan-inspired full menu is the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here’s for you guys: my Tuscan Thanksgiving menu. Here in Tuscany, an appetizer that everyone likes with an extremely refined taste is the small glasses celebrating the Italian flag colors or ITALIAN FLAG APPETIZER IN A GLASS Cherry tomatoes confit, ricotta mousse, and…

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#Tuscany, “colored” Pasta Cookery Course: black Tagliatelle!

Naturally COLORED PASTA! Yes, with ingredients from the garden, but not only…from the seaside as well. “Simple is not Easy”, this sentence flies on my mind every day since the first time I heard it. Making fresh homemade Pasta is definitely simple, but there are many variables to remind and respect. Each has its say…

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Cenci tuscan cooking class

Italian Carnival fried dough: i Cenci!

Italian Carnival fried dough guys! It’s finally time for.  As Carnival is coming here in Tuscany you can not give up these “sweets” related to the tradition. During these days their perfume pervades every house … especially those with children or with the greedy ones. The scent of icing sugar is here at my house…

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gnocchi Gnudi from tuscany

Gnocchi Gnudi from Tuscany, recipe and cooking class

Gnocchi Gnudi from Tuscany: they are easy but delicious and therefore the perfect dish to prepare when you have little time but you want to enjoy it! Today I do have not much time to cook because I have: to print new menus for  CuocheinVacanza Private Dinners, to answer a lot of emails from travelers…

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private chef in villa: panettone

Private Chef in Villa: let’s make the Panettone Sweet Bread!

Some time ago I was called to be a “private chef in villa” to make Panettone, a typical cake of the Italian Christmas tradition. Our Customers It was a couple of connoisseurs of art: she a sculptor, he a collector of works of art; both were curious about the preparation of the panettone. His wife…

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San Giuliano Terme. The Best Onions Soup

I do not know how to explain it, but yesterday I cooked this dish and I still think to it, its perfumes, the crunchiness of the bread, the baked gruyere flavor… well, I can not wait to taste it again. Another surprise from this soup: it’s loved “very very much” by my girls, it’s the…

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Italian aperitivo gougeres

Italian Aperitivo: Gougeres (french cheese puffs) cooking class in Tuscany

Italian Aperitivo: Gougeres (French cheese puffs) Running Cooking Classes in Tuscany often means toasting with an aperitif in your hands, together with your students. Sometimes we toast throughout Tuscany due to my work as a traveling chef, other times we toast directly in the kitchen of the “Cuoche in Vacanza” Cooking School and B&B near…

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porcini mushrooms spaghetti

cooking classes all year round: porcini mushrooms and spaghetti!

Cooking classes all year round!    It’s autumn and our cooking classes in Tuscany don’t stop. When preparing dishes with fresh and seasonal ingredients, you can cook all year round without any problems. Our menus change, our culinary proposals change. But if you want to take a cooking course you have 2 possibilities: 1) WE…

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pasta mix mullet sauce

Pasta mix and mullet sauce. Only on the family table!

Pasta mix, an imaginative dish! Does anyone of you know what is the MISTICANZA DI PASTA? Maybe some of you who have Italian relatives know that in Italy if different types of pasta are leftover, you decide to cook them all together.   Even during my cooking classes in Tuscany, I love teaching to make…

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italian flag appetizer in a glass

Italian Flag Appetizer in a glass

Some time ago I prepared this Italian flag appetizer in a glass. As an itinerant Chef, I was in the countryside near Viareggio. They called me as a Private Chef at their villa in Tuscany and I posted this photo on my Facebook Page . Simple is not easy Many keep asking me for the…

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pignoli cookies cooking school lucca

Cooking School near Lucca: Pignoli Cookies and homemade almond paste

A Cooking School near Lucca: this is my bet! Certainly, I have not chosen the most suitable period  (covid, criticisms). Anyway, the enthusiasm I have in running Cooking Classes in Tuscany for foreigners in Italy continues to give me the “power”. In addition to my job as an Itinerant Chef, I needed a permanent place,…

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easy bread with sourdough

How to make easy bread with Sourdough (in a pot)

To make easy bread with sourdough has always been a dream for many of my students. Thanks to online cooking classes, this year many students have learned how to create sourdough yeast from Zero. Can’t wait to meet all of you in person at my Dolce Vita in Tuscany Cooking School, maybe right in the…

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Cooking Classes in Tuscany Villas: make the best Blackberries jam!

During my Cooking Classes in Tuscany Villas, I often give suggestions and tips on how to make a perfect jam. In fact, everyone who spends the vacations here in Tuscany, cannot fail to notice the beautiful ripe fruit at the end of Summer. Furthermore at my bed and breakfast Dolce Vita, in the Lucca countryside,…

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