Spoiler alert: This review may be biased. After attending cooking school, Marcella made my daughter the subject of her blog. http://gigliocooking.blogspot.it/2013/03/she-will-go-far.html
After six days of touring the artifacts and art of Florence, Marcella’s cooking school was the interactive activity our family needed. Upon arrival at the address, we entered the architectural firm at 6 via del Ghirlandaio instead of 6B. This happens a lot, according to the kind woman at the firm who lead us next door to Giglio Cooking school’s warm, bright cooking space.
I was impressed by Marcella’s friendly greeting and organization. The typed recipes were waiting for each person. The vegetables washed and ingredients laid out. Even the table was set for the meal.
Marcella went through the instructions and science involved with the preparation, and then the 5 of us got to work creating chicken pate, ribolitta (vegetable and bread soup), egg pasta, ravioli stuffed with ricotta cheese, beef filet with herbed eggplant and veal crust, and tiramisu.
Our group varied in cooking experience and age by 60-plus years. Marcella managed to keep everyone engaged and happy. She barked out instructions in a way we all understood, and soon had us declaring she could have been born into our family. We had a great time learning. The end result tasted fantastic!
After class, we emailed photos to Marcella. You can imagine our surprise and delight upon learning the Giglio Cooking blog featured our 11-year-old daughter, whom she called “the girl who will go far.” Marcella, thanks for such a precious gift...seeing potential in a young student and encouraging her to achieve much.
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