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Cook'n Fun at Mary's

Via Monsignor di Macco 67A, 75100, Matera, Italy
+39 320 693 6553
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Live a fun activity steeped in culture and customs, in a real-family environment! Learn the secrets of the authentic Italian cuisine through our private hands-on cooking classes in Matera. Mary will welcome you and your friends in her private kitchen where you'll cook traditional dishes that you can easily reproduce at home and enjoy the masterpiece you've just learned to prepare! During the session you will make 4 tasty recipes – which depend on the day and season (homemade pasta – ravioli, tagliatelle, cavatelli – fresh tomato sauces, eggplant parmigiana, tiramisu, panna cotta, etc.), all with fresh organic ingredients. Once everything is cooked, you’ll sit around my kitchen table and enjoy your meal paired with a good wine. According to the most typical Italian tradition, an espresso will conclude this adventure. At the end of the day you’ll receive your Italian cooking Diploma and a gift to remember this special experience. As part of our club, you’ll keep receiving our newsletter and updates on recipes, menus, tips and secrets of the Italian cuisine, and may count on our support if you need help in recreating our recipes. Classes are in English and hands-on – you will not just watch, you will take an active role in making your own meal. Small groups of min 2, max 6 people (but we can arrange larger groups if needed). Morning classes starting around 10:00 a.m. (evening sessions can be arranged upon request). Recommended to everybody: kids will love to make homemade pasta and pizza! We can arrange special classes and menus for vegetarians and people with food intolerances. Lessons are in English, but if you know – or are learning – our language and want a fun way to practice it, our classes can also be held in Italian.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Monsignor di Macco 67A, 75100, Matera, Italy
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+39 320 693 6553
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$161 per adult
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

Spent a great 4 hours with Mary cooking up an amazing 4 course lunch combined with chat and getting to know so much about the area and life in Matera We started making an amazing vanilla and coffee pannacotta Then made amazing bread balls and...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Mariangelo and Filippo were gracious hosts and we all felt comfortable in their lovely home. The cooking lessons were inspiring and the food was the best meal we had during our trip. Our discussions about Matera increased our understanding of this historic region. We look...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Vegetarian family of three learnt to cook traditional cruise from Matera in Mariangelas stylish airconditioned home with funky kitchen. Learning about culture while cooking with Mariangela was fun and surprisingly easy, even making pasta from scratch with our on hand turns out to be children's...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

These are possibly some of the nicest people you will meet if you want a fun time doing some cooking and enjoying a fantastic home visit. We cooked pasta and sauces and baked biscuits. It was a lot of fun and the hosts are so...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2017

If you like to learn about the local culture , enjoy delicious food, and have an awesome time, then you should take a cooking class with Mary. Cook'n Fun at Mary's was a highlight of our recent trip to Matera, Italy. Mary was a very...More

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Reviewed November 16, 2016

I enjoyed a lovely few hours cooking, chatting, drinking and eating at Mary's. Made pasta for the 1st time...mine was ok but i rolled it a little thin. A great thing to do whilst in Matera. i was fortunate to be able to tag along...More

Thank Marian A
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Mary's cooking lesson was filled with authentic, typical recipes from Matera, in fact from her grandparents. The ingredients were simple but incredibly delicious. Mary and her husband were so gracious and interesting. We spent time cooking, laughing, and learning about the culture and history of...More

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Reviewed October 31, 2016

Mariangela and her husband shared their beautiful home and their gracious personalities with us for several hours while we (two couples) prepared and ate a delicious meal under Mariangela's guidance. This experience was a highlight of our visit to Mattera -- we were able to...More

Thank Joan C
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

While on vacation this summer to Matera, Italy, I signed up for a cooking class to learn more about foods in the southern parts of Italy. I was very impressed with the setup, layout, and structure of the course. It was about a four-hour class...More

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