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Bologna Gourmet

#29 of 103 Tours in Bologna
Bologna, Italy
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About Bologna Gourmet
Bologna Gourmet provides cooking classes about bolognese traditional cooking (fresh pasta, bolognese sauce...) and gourmet tours in the Emilia Romagna region.
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It's not a demonstration, it's a real hands-on class of 3 or more hours where you will make and understand all the steps, guided by my 15-years experience in teaching.
Handmade pasta is made using only the rolling pin (never talk with me about machines!) and it a real art, maybe not immediate but challenging and you will be really proud of your work.
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Alois H wrote a review Jan 2020
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The cooking class with Ilaria made me understand cooking. I did not like cooking before. My girlfriend pushed me to the cooking class. With the help of Ilaria I understood that cooking is more than just eating fast. She educated me that cooking is more a philosophy. She told me a lot about ingredients and the simplicity of Italian cuisine. I really enjoyed it and, by this, planted a seed in brain to learn more about cooking. Now, almost one year after, I did two other cooking classes in Germany and Israel. Moreover, I will do the pasta and ragu for the first meeting of my girlfriend‘s family with my family. I will cook for both families. I am excited but I will do it! Thanks to Ilaria! P.S. I also highly recommend to do the market tour. Ilaria is a great guide with so much knowledge about food in general and also provides some tips for hidden gems in Bologna.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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jacque wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had a wonderful cooking class with Ilaria in September. We had many emails going back and forth and she was always so quick to respond. We planned this class with some friends who were in Bologna for the first time and we wanted them to have this experience. I'm so glad we chose Ilaria. She is funny and has a great personality - but she also takes her traditional cooking very serious. We had to practice using the rolling pin without dough until we got it correct. It was a very special day
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Janice C wrote a review Jun 2019
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Spending half a day with Ilaria was the highlight of my time in Bologna. Ilaria brought me around to several shops in Bologna centre, giving out tips on the food and produce along the way. Then we went to her home to make some fresh pasta. Ilaria was a really good teacher, patient and encouraging. As I was the only student, I had to do most of the work. But no worries, Ilaria was there to bail me out when I got into trouble, like the time when I had pasta dough all over my hands! I came away with a great appreciation for handmade pasta. The tagliatelle with rags sauce we made was the best pasta dish I had that trip! Hang out with Ilaria in Bologna and you will be thankful you did.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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steveandgerry wrote a review Jun 2019
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Ilaria collected us from our hotel at 9am and we went round the market, bought our ingredients and went back to prepare fresh pasta (great fun - took ages) ragu sauce (stunning) and the lightest fluffiest tiramisu. All eaten together at the end! Lovely to see the town markets/shops and to be taught the difference between FRESH and dried pasta, quality cheeses and meats and get quite a few new cooking tips! Thank you Ilaria
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Nick B wrote a review May 2019
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We had a great day making tagliatelle (with ragu) and tortelloni (with mixed ricotta and parsley filling). We were a small group of 6 (including Ilaria) so we all got a chance to participate heavily in all parts of the process and of course to taste the best pasta we've ever had. Very highly recommended, Thanks Ilaria
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Date of experience: May 2019
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