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Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence

Central Florence, Florence, Italy
+39 055 281103
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Ranked #52 of 289 Activities in Florence
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: “Famous” Chef Giovanni leads the Food&Wine Academy of Florence assisted by young and dynamic Andrea. Cooking Classes are given in a typical Tuscan... more » Owner description: “Famous” Chef Giovanni leads the Food&Wine Academy of Florence assisted by young and dynamic Andrea. Cooking Classes are given in a typical Tuscan space, next to the central market where you first go grocery shopping. Put your hands-on to create your own meal, driven by the expert and super fun hosts as you sing along Italian songs and taste Chianti wine. Bruschettas, fresh-made pasta from scratch and tiramisu.. are the way to your Graduation Certificate! « less
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Rochester, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was an amazing tour. We walked from the meeting place to the market. We tasted bread, cheese which I cannot remember the name and it was paired with cherry jam, sauce, oil olive and three balsamic vinegars. I purchased and had it shipped home some if everything we tasted. We then went to the other side is the market... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After our 5 week vacation through out Europe, Giovanni's cooking class was one of our most memorable days. Paul and Giovanni were engaging teachers and were a lot of fun. Being a novice cook, I was able to learn a lot from our trip to the central food market and in the kitchen. It also helped that all the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The chefs Davide and Alessio were fantastic cooks and teachers. The atmosphere was relaxed, the making of the pasta was interesting and educational, and the end meal was ridiculously delicious. I wanted more food, it was so good! I would highly recommend this activity. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was the most memorable experience so far. Could not have asked for more. The chefs, food and wine were amazing

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We actually did the VIP version of the Cooking Class. This was the most memorable thing we did in our time in Florence. Giuseppe took us to the market and talked us through how to approach buying meat, pasta, fruits, vegetables, etc. Then they drove us out into the Tuscan countryside to a beautiful estate where we proceeded to cook... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Chefs Paul and Andre made this a fantastic experience........spent an hour or so walking through the Central Market in Florence with a great education around slow food, whole food.......hands on experience making pasta and ravioli from scratch, as well as Tiramisu......these guys were absolutely fantastic.....rare combination of knowledge and showmanship......would highly recommend these guys to anyone interested in experiencing Italian... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As a fifteen year old, I did not expect to love taking this cooking class with my family (mother, father, 11 year old brother) when we recently travelled to Florence. The chefs were excellent; very funny and lighthearted while also being very informative and helpful. We learned how to make pizza from scratch, and it was easier than I thought!... More

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Norwalk, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This was the best experience we had, our teenager girls and my seven year old son enjoyed making pizza and helping the chefs to combine the gelato ingredients. The chefs help everybody on the pizza preparation, checking the consistency of the dough and providing feedback. At the end everybody received their certificates and recipes in a fun atmosphere. if you... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a great time learning to make pizza and gelato with Chefs Paul & Julio! It was a lot of fun to make our own dough and create our own pizzas, plus the wine was a nice treat. Spend an evening here for an interactive meal that can't be beat!

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Don't think twice about taking this class. From the trip to the market to making tiramisu and pasta from scratch, this was so much fun. Chef Giovanni was great as he and his team illustrated the proper preparation methods for each dish. He even took the time to explain in detail the type of products to use to get the... More

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