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Taste of Italy

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Address: Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 155 0839
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Description: Italian cooking lessons in an Italian home! We are happy to teach you how...
Italian cooking lessons in an Italian home! 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 a wooden rolling pin and board)! You will make several pasta shapes and sauces and won't miss anything! We also teach how to cook with local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Bologna Mortadella and Prosciutto from Parma. We cook with fresh seasonal produce, meats, and seafood. Lessons are personalized and held in small groups (1-3, up to 6 if related or close 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.
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La familia cooks in Bologna

Five stars and a "Bravo" to Joanna & Maribel of Taste of Italy for offering a very pleasant casual cooking experience in the heart of Bologna. My wife and I and 2 teenage boys... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Five stars and a "Bravo" to Joanna & Maribel of Taste of Italy for offering a very pleasant casual cooking experience in the heart of Bologna. My wife and I and 2 teenage boys were in Bologna for just two days towards the end of our 12 day tour of Italy. We thought, what better way for our Italian-American family... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I loved this full day activity... You start at the markets to discuss Italian food, buy ingredients and head to the chefs house (maribel) to be taught how to cook real Italian food! Our small group of three prepared 2 antipasti, 2 pasta dishes (1 vegetarian dish and a ragu sauce) and a dessert. It was the first time I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We had an excellent learning experience in our class with Joanna which was well worth the cost! Her kitchen was very charming, and a much more interesting and homey experience than the professional kitchen in Paris where I did my last cooking class. When making the ragù alla bolognese, we learned that traditional bolognese has a number of differences from... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My teenage daughters and I are so glad we chose the market tour and cooking class. Joanna was a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable. We were so impressed and grateful that she was able to cater for one of my girls who is gluten free while we cooked "normal" pasta. The quality of the gf dishes were amazing and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We loved our market tour and cooking class with Joanna! She was very knowledgeable and skilled, and able to adjust her approach to easily accomodate and entertain two 11-year-old boys. They both gave her and the food a complete thumbs up. It was also informative to do our cooking in a home kitchen--we know that we can do it at... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Should have written this review before - half a year has passed but we still enjoy this! My foodie daughter (14) and I treated ourselves to this hands-on cookery class. No regrets! Our host, Joanna, was super friendly and very skilled both at cooking and teaching. We did everything we'd wanted - made the ragu, made the pasta, ate it... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is by far the best tour my husband and I have done. Joanna showed us around Bologna through and through. We learned history, culture, tried fantastic coffee and then learned how to cook & also got to enjoy fantastic Italian food (and clearly wine). It was such a well rounded experience. We felt so accomplished and plan on making... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My partner and I were visiting Italy for the first time and were really keen to experience Italian food. We wanted to go beyond the usual restaurant atmosphere and so, we researched possible cooking classes available. We, ourselves, are novices at cooking but were really keen to find a patient teacher who would answer all our naïve questions and learn... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Having lived in Bologna for over 1 year, I had run out of "things to do" in Bologna that I had not done 20+ times already... So to give my visiting friends (and their 1 year old!) an authentic Bolognese experience, I sought out "Taste of Italy" to supplement their visit...and we were absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the experience! Not... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband and I had the joy of a cooking class with Joanna, in her authentic Italian home and we loved every minute of it! She met us at the old market and led us through an informative and very enjoyable tour, starting with a coffee and then meeting the butcher and vendors that she knows well. Being a part... More 

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Address: Address: Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 347 155 0839
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna>  > San Donato

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