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Tuscan Cooking Class

Localita Sant'Andrea 1, 53037 San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577941599
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Ranked #3 of 25 Activities in San Gimignano
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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Owner description: We teach you how to cook Tuscan-style, to discover a country and its traditions throught the taste and the smell of its cooking
Useful Information: Stroller parking
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Set in a home near San Gimignano, Fulvio and Katia were both informative and entertaining in teaching us the true Italian way of cooking. You will probably need extra time to find their location in the Tuscan hills, but you will be glad that you did.

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Pella, Iowa
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My 7 best friends and I took the beginning cooking class in September with a very pregnant Katia. Her easy going manner immediately made us feel at home and we thoroughly enjoyed her instruction. We especially appreciated the recipes she sent home with us so we could recreate the dishes in our own homes. The food was fresh, simple, and... More

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

First, don't make the mistake of eating a big breakfast. Second, even if you think you know where it is, ask again for directions! Third, relax and have a blast with Fulvio. He is a charming Italian man who will teach you the difference between Italian style and American style. Homemade pasta, bruschetta, garlic bread, and saltambocco. Simply amazing how... More

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San Francisco
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We took a cooking class with Fulvio. There were 4 in our group plus one other couple and it was a wonderful experience. We learned a great deal about Tuscan cooking and Fulvio was an excellent instructor. It was very casual and the food we made (and ate) was amazing. I would highly recommend this class to anyone!

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Ontario, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I took the advanced cooking class from Katia and Fulvio in early September, it was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy. The best part is we finally learned how to cook properly! Katia was a great teacher and we had an amazing time, we would go back again. Thank you Katia and Fulvio!

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Brunswick, Maine
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My mom and I had the best time taking the expert cooking class at Il Vicario; we were there for many hours learning how to make pasta from scratch, different sauces, and a plethora of other true Tuscan dishes that were amazing, including two different chicken dishes!! The wines paired with each dish were delicious as well. A fantastic afternoon... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This class was so informative and fun! We learned to make 7 new dishes, with complete explanations as to why you did things. Katia and Fulvio were warm, fun, and interesting. The food turned out delicious and I will use these cooking methods daily!! You must try this course!

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We were a family of 4 with two children ages 7 and 10. We had a great time at the cooking class. Katia made it very enjoyable. I loved the personal experience. Also just having only us it's great. We made homemade pasta, sauce and chicken. We get recipes for almost all the things. Katia is going to email me... More

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We had a wonderful time at the cooking course as part of our honeymoon. Katia was lovely and explained everything really well - by the end of the afternoon she felt like an old friend. The day was really well structured and there was enough time to prepare and eat the food (and then make some more room before you... More

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Our group of 4 (a grandma, mom, and 2 teenage girls) had the best time at this cooking class! Katia was absolutely delightful and made us feel like family. The length of time for the class (not too long/not too short), the class size (small enough to be hands-on and get to know the other participants from around the world),... More

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ivicario, Proprietario at Tuscan Cooking Class, responded to this review

Dear friends from the beautiful Seattle, Thanks so much for the review and for the nice words you wrote. I'm happy to know everything was fine, from the time of the class and the numbers of people in the class, but most important that you'll be able to do again the recipes you cooked here. Please, keep cooking once in... More

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