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Tuscan Culinary One-Day Cooking Class

Cortona, Italy (Formerly Workshops in Tuscany)
+39 8056822386
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Ranked #1 of 16 activities in Cortona
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Our One-Day Cooking Class is informal, fun and hands-on. The class taught in English and designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in... more » Owner description: Our One-Day Cooking Class is informal, fun and hands-on. The class taught in English and designed around a typical Tuscan meal with fresh local in season ingredients. You will start the full day course by meeting the instructor, Shirley Ofria at a café in the historic center of Cortona. Over a typical Tuscan breakfast of cappuccino and pastry, you will choose from our recipe booklet what you want to prepare. After breakfast and menu planning, you will go to the various markets to collect all the necessary ingredients.When you finish with the shopping, it’s off to our home in San Egidio, just ten minutes above the wall surrounding historic Cortona. When you arrive at the house, the aprons go on and the work begins. You will start by making appetizers that will later serve as a light lunch break. After lunch, it’s back to work to start on the first course, second course, side dishes and of course desert. When everything is ready you will sit down to enjoy and critique your creations. The meal can be served inside or out, weather permitting.The course includes; menu planning, shopping, breakfast, lunch, dinner (all food and wine) and the recipe booklet. Dietary restrictions are welcome and if there is something specific you want to do, please contact us several day in advance of your class day. « less
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Reykjavik, Iceland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We went for the one-day cooking class and it was wonderful. Shirley is the best and it is so beautiful at her place. We learned a lot about italian cooking and I make now the best Tiramasu ever!!! We learned to make pasta, lemon chicken, Foccacia...... and lot of other Italian courses. I recommed it to anyone who is in... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We went for the One-Day Cooking class and it was a great experience. We learned a lot about italian cooking and shopped in four shops in Cortona. We already new how to make pasta and a lot of other italian courses. But Shirley learned us a lot of new things! The Foccacia was the best I tasted ever.

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Somerset, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

My wife is a chef and I assist her with many of her cooking classes. We both agree that the Tuscan cuisine cooking class taught by Shirley at Tuscan Culinary was the best, most informative, and skillfully produced class we have ever attended.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My wife and I and two other couples met Shirley in downtown Cortona for pastries and coffee. We started the morning by discussing what we wanted to get out of the class and what we would like to learn to cook. Based on the menu we made a shopping list and visited the local butcher, market, and two fruit and... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have been home from my girls trip to Tucany and I am still cooking all things Italian! We spent the entire day with Shirley who led us through the streets of Cortona to shop for all that we needed and then led us to her beautiful Tuscan home overlooking Tuscany. We learned some basic cooking skills as well as... More

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I spent a wonderful day learning to cook authentic Tuscan recipes with our teacher Shirley and four other students. The one-day course was good value for the money; Shirley was generous with her time and expertise and was very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend this class to everyone. It was a highlight of our time... More

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Clinton, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This cooking class did not disappoint! It was a highlight of my Italian vacation as I had hoped it would be. From visiting the Cortona shops for ingredients to tasting a range of items we'd made during the full day of cooking, it was all delightful. The recipes were not too complicated so I can see myself trying them all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a wonderful day with Shirley. It was an amazing experience we learned so much. Not only does she know food she was also a great host. Thank ypu so much!

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The recipes we made were delicious and not complicated. What i liked best is that these are recipes I will make for my family. She was a great hostess which made for a very fun day. Our event was all day, many courses. The setting overlooking Tuscany is breathtaking! If you are looking for a cooking class, this is it!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The cooking class was a highlight of our girls trip to Tuscany! We learned so much and had such fun in a full day experience of cooking!

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