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Address: Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 007 8298
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Since 1999 Market-to-Table day class, half day classes, 3 night courses....

Since 1999 Market-to-Table day class, half day classes, 3 night courses. Now taking bookings for 2016 at 2015 rates until December 20th. The first months to fill are April/May and September/October so plan ahead! I offer home cooking in a well air-conditioned home kitchen making updated, well plated, traditional Italian. For very small groups at a very central location. Beginners, experienced cooks, professional chefs, families with children all welcome! I do my utmost to give you a memorable day and a great culinary experience and teach all the classes personally. And if you or your travelling partner/s don't fancy cooking, I offer a morning market food tour ending in a light lunch to introduce you to Bologna, its history and its food. And an unusual evening tour too, just email to ask!

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The Best Cooking Class in Bologna!

Love to cook? Love to eat? Love to have one-of-a-kind experiences? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. No matter what your kitchen skills... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Maureen G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love to cook? Love to eat? Love to have one-of-a-kind experiences? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you. No matter what your kitchen skills, Carmelita helps you craft seasonal, delicious, and inspired Italian dishes that you'll inevitably want to recreate over and over again. She's equal parts serious chef and fun-loving foodie,... More 

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Thank Maureen G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My mother and I did the Market- to -table class and it was fabulous. A lot of reviews of other classes don't recommend this and view the market as a waste of time however this couldn't be further from the truth with Carmelita. This part of the day was by far the most enjoyable. Moving from vender to vender, visiting... More 

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1 Thank tanyashire
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Did not want 2015 to end without thanking Carmelita @ cook_italy, for an amazing experience shared with Jonathan, Alex, Krista, Chris and Mario on Nov. 29th. Spent an incredible morning shopping for ingredients, learning about the Bolognese food culture, and an amazing afternoon cooking under Carmelita's direction. The day culminated in a feast and experience we will cherish for years... More 

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Thank trvln_bug
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

How lovely to get a second review from your family, thank you so much Olga! I love what you wrote, especially that you will cherish the experience for years to come! I enjoy my work and having guests like you who truly appreciate what I offer gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. Yes, beautiful Bologna is Italy's gastronomic and culinary... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 had a great experience with Carmelita. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly and humorous. She was very passionate about all things food and answered all our questions enthusiastically. We enjoyed the cosy cooking lesson in her home and made the best gnocchi and osobocco that we have ever tasted. Would highly recommend this cooking class for anyone... More 

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5 Thank Kwekky
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for an extremely swift review and for being such passionate foodies yourselves.I am delighted you all found the gnocchi and osso buco you made on the class the best of you ever tasted! A very big thank you for the high recommendation and a Happy New Year to you all! More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I took a class with Carmelita and had a wonderful time. We met her at 9.30am at the Mercato and she brought us around the market to the various shops where we picked up groceries for our session. We got a lesson in marketing as she taught us how to pick the good and fresh meats and... More 

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1 Thank rayderer
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Yes yours was meant to be a short class but we were all enjoying ourselves and it ran on longer, no problem as for me too it was a pleasure to meet you and spend time with you.I really appreciate your extremely prompt and very detailed review, and the high praise and recommendattion. I am glad you thought it was... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

If you're looking for a surefire way to quickly immerse yourself in Bologna's rich food culture and pick up some regional cooking knowledge along the way, Carmelita's market tour and cooking class are an absolute must-do! We, a family of six, spent a wonderful day making the tastiest of memories with Carmelita. First, a superb tour and grocery trip through... More 

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2 Thank Krista M
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for this enthusiastic and thorough review. I am thrilled yoiu got such a lot out of it and that you describe it as a day of "making the tastiest of memories"! I especially appreciated your mention that we had lots of vegetables, something often missing from restaurant food these days.I enjoyed my day with the 6 of you... More 

Sowerby Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

We booked a half day market foodie tour with Carmelita which was wonderful! Our tour began with our meeting at the amazing Caffe Tertzi where Carmelita ordered us two fantastic drinks as pictured. A great choice and we visited this place again as much as possible before we left Bologna. We found the meeting relaxed and enjoyable. Carmelita is wonderful,... More 

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2 Thank LPass16
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Sorry I am late with my offical thanks but we have been in touch on social media and you know how very appreciative I am of your promptness and this big thumbs up of my food market tour! There are already a few new eateries since your visit so you might want to consider coming back for an update -... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had a wonderful day with Carmelita touring the markets and learning about food culture in Bologna before diving into our hands-on, private cooking class! Carmelita is the Food Mayor of Bologna. She knew everything about the marketplace we had been wandering for days and had the inside scoop on where to go for everything we were craving! She also... More 

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4 Thank Diana C
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

It makes me happy that you got so much out of your class, that you found it to be a total experience that went beyond just a cooking class and worth every penny! I am happy too that you apperciated that we bought the best of the best and that the menu I planned made sure you got a nicely... More 

San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I did a cooking class with Carmelita and absolutely loved it. She is very obviously and expert on all things food and all things Bolognese. It was so much more than just a cooking class. We started with a couple hour tour of the market area...where she knows everyone. We sampled bits of everything as we went—... More 

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1 Thank CMPack
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

I love your super enthusiastic review! Thank you for all the great things you say and for posting all the photos. I am also glad you think it was worth every dime, and delighted to hear that you are now regularly enjoying magnificent hand made pasta! A million thanks and do come back, I would love to show you more... More 

Champaign, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My husband and I very much enjoy our day of cooking with Carmelita and highly recommend her class. She was very quickly responsive to our queries about the class, and eased our logistical worries about locating her the day of the class. We met her at 8:45 in a cafe, where she presented us with her proposed menu for the... More 

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Thank Florador
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

What a super review thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed everything from the view, to the conversation, the wine shop, and even the hard work involved in turning out tasty dishes. And I am really thrilled you say you learnt a lot and find "my" pasta delicious! I really appreciate the detailed description of the many aspectes... More 

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