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Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.
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Private Tuscan Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Expert in Florence

For a truly memorable meal in Florence, join a local chef in preparing a homemade menu of authentic pasta and other Tuscan dishes. During a private cooking lesson, help choose and make different types of fresh pasta with sauces and a meat dish if you like, finished off with a decadent Italian dessert. Learn kitchen tips and tricks passed down through generations so you can recreate the flavors of Tuscany back home.
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3 hours
from $144.65

Private Market Tour, Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Chef in Florence

Savored across the world, pasta is a simple delicacy with a strong place in Italian culture and cuisine. During this private tour, enjoy an immersive experience in the world of Italian cookery. Gather fresh ingredients among the grocery stores and supermarkets of Florence with your host, and step into the kitchen to prepare three pasta dishes with a dessert. When you’re done, enjoy the food you’ve prepared with care.
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6 hours
from $173.58

Private Cooking Class with a Florentine Chef in his Home Kitchen

Enjoy access to a private Florentine apartment, where you'll embark on a journey to understand Italian cooking during a private cooking class. Spend a few hours with a host preparing three dishes (antipasto, pasta, and dessert) from scratch, learning skills and recipes that you can take home with you. Then sit down with your party and enjoy the meal you prepared, taking the chance to ask any questions.
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4 hours
from $133.34

Private Pasta Making Class & Traditional Tuscan Dishes with a Local in Florence

Enrich your visit to Florence and take a private cooking class with a local cookbook author. Spend the afternoon or evening—classes are offered twice daily—in a historic home learning to prepare traditional seasonal dishes from Tuscany and the Emilia Romagna region. Alongside your host, Patrizia, you will make a four-course meal, including fresh pasta. Then, relax and enjoy Italian wine with your delicious lunch or dinner.
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5 hours
from $158.00

Private Mercato Centrale Tour and In-Home Cooking Class with a Florentine Chef

Immerse yourself in Florence’s food culture when you tour the Mercato Centrale with a professional chef. Then enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson in his home, using the produce you bought at the market. Share conversation while you prepare three traditional from-scratch dishes. Then sit down to enjoy your meal, followed by a sweet dessert.
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5 hours
from $164.68
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official-BHGH wrote a review Nov 2019
Austin, Texas27 contributions30 helpful votes
I booked this experience for my clients who were looking for some authentic cooking experiences and they had a blast. 5 Adults cooking, drinking and being merry. Great way to start the adventure in Florence.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Robbin C wrote a review Oct 2019
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I can't express how awesome this cooking class experience was! Mirella and her husband were such a delight. We learned how to make several different types of pasta, tomato sauce and more! Every dish was delicious and they made the experience so fun! This was one of my highlights in my month long journey in Italy. Thank you for such a wonderful memory! Robbin Cecchini
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Caroline and Brett Mason wrote a review Sep 2019
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What an amazing experience my Husband and I had with Cinzia in Florence. Starting in the shadows of the Duomo, we walked through the streets to a local coffee shop to enjoy an espresso and discuss what we would like to have on our menu for the evening. As we ventured through Florence to the various markets for bread, cheese, veggies and meat, Cinzia took the time to stop and discuss the many historical landmarks. We continued to visit the local shops and markets she used in the days following, as they had some of the best food and drinks we had during our week in Florence. Upon leaving the heart of the city, Cinzia drove us to the local B & B where the cooking class took place. A private, cozy kitchen awaited and the cooking began. Using herbs we hand cut from the garden below, Cinzia took us step by step, cut by cut through a traditional Italian dinner experience. We cannot recommend enough the entire experience from start to finish. Better yet, Cinzia will send you the recipes so you can repeat once home with your family and friends.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Paul Kern wrote a review Sep 2019
Holland, Michigan5 contributions
We had never done anything like this before and are so glad that we did. It was a great experience and we had a wonderful evening with Cinzia, our "Tutor/Chef". The food we prepared under her close supervision and instruction was excellent as well. We will look for similar adventures during our travels in the future.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Nik wrote a review Sep 2019
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I very rarely leave reviews, but was really blown away by this experience. It’s a must do for anyone who wants to experience the art of pasta making and cooking in Italy. Our host Cinzia was incredibly nice, highly knowledgeable and a great teacher and chef. We learned about local/ traditional ingredients and techniques, made 3 different types of pasta and a dessert and were so stuffed that we couldn’t finish it all. Overall, this was one of the most memorable parts of our trip.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Responded Sep 8, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate your thoughtful review and are so glad you had a wonderful Traveling Spoon experience with Cinzia. We look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
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