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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy (San Donato)
39-347-1550-839
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Ranked #4 of 63 Activities in Bologna
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Ever wanted to eat in an Italian home? You can, with us! We are happy to teach you how to prepare authentic Italian dishes and although we are... more » Owner description: Ever wanted to eat in an Italian home? You can, with us! We are happy to teach you how to prepare authentic Italian dishes and although we are friendly, we are also quite serious about teaching you the right way to make these dishes and ensuring that you will be able to replicate these back home. Your success back home is our objective. We are professional and experienced but not stuffy or arrogant. Our specialty is pasta making, the old fashioned way; the way the Italian grandma's still make it (with wood rolling pin and board)! You will make several pasta shapes and sauces and won't miss anything! We also teach how to cook with fresh local ingredients like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Bologna Mortadella and Prosciutto from Parma. We naturally, also use fresh meats, seafood and seasonal vegetables and fruit.Lessons are personalized and held in small groups (1-3, up to 6 if related or very good friends) to assure plenty of one on one attention. Our hands-on cooking lessons are held in a home setting.No surcharge for single participants or private lessons. Discounts for children. Lessons available in English, Spanish or Italian. Visit our website for more information. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I had my cooking class with Joanna who was excellent. We spent three hours preparing several dishes which were sooo good. Learned to make several pasta shapes from scratch. One of the main teasons we stopped in Bologna on our trip to Italy. Loved it! Joanna shares a lot of insight about the city as well. Learned lots of new... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I took the pasta making class with Joanna, and there were 2 other people in the "class". We met in the morning for the market tour, and it was fantastic. First, I should mention that I've been living in Bologna for nearly 3 months. I've been to the market many times, but Joanna pointed out things I had not noticed... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We wanted to do a cooking class and came across this one on Trip Advisor....it made the trip 100% worthwhile. Our chef/teacher was Joanna and had a fantastic personality and knew SO much about Bologna and food and everything. She was patient with our kids (8 and 11) and made the experience so enjoyable for them. It's a bit pricey,... More

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of the highlights of my trip. My class was held in a home kitchen in central Bologna. I had asked for a class that focused on vegetarian cooking and we picked up our ingredients on the way. The instructor was friendly with many of the market vendors and that made for an especially charming tour. The recipes used were... More

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

What a wonderful way to experience Bologna. Joanna our instructor was very knowledgeable and everything from the market tour to the actual cooking in her home was a joy. We made some staples. Tagliatelle with Bolognese sauce and tortelloni with a sage butter sauce. Both were absolutely delicious and fun to make. Hopefully I will now be able to recreate... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My mother and I enjoyed this class. Joanna was a very good and patient teacher. She stepped in where she needed to, but also let us figure things out as well. The tortelloni we made was especially delicious. I liked the ambiance with the Italian music, even if it was a little warm without air conditioning, but such is the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had such a wonderful time at your cooking class with our chef, Alex. She was so knowledgeable about the food, the food market and the history of Bologna and we had a wonderful time actually being in an authentic Italian kitchen and learning the best hand made way to make pasta. The day went by so quickly and we... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I do coooking as hobby, so my decision to take this class was obvious, especially on a solo-trip. And i didn't regret my choice a second ++++ 1. I had a prompt and detailed reply for Maribel 2. You do not have to pay in advance to book a place on a lesson 3. Price is very moderate (for example... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My girlfriend and myself are both passionate hobby-cooks. We took the traditional bolognese cooking course with Joanna. We have made our own pasta for years, and yet, there was so much to learn! It was a big pleasure for us to be warmly welcomed in an italian home, being thaught by a real italian who learned cooking from her 2... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have been raving to all of my friends and family about what an amazing cooking class my husband and I had with Alex when we were on our honeymoon! Definitely do the market tour. It's a must. Had we gone through the market on our own, we would not have gotten much more out of it than we do... More

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