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Let's Cook With Jacopo & Anna

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Marianna
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Nov 2019 • Friends
My experience of cooking with Jacopo was one of the most memorable I have had in my over ten years of visiting Florence. We opted for cooking in the city center, where my mother and I met Jacopo at the Sant’Ambrogio market to begin our day of cooking. Immediately upon meeting Jacopo, he exuded warmth and knowledge. I’m someone who has cooked throughout my life, and even lived in Florence for several months but Jacopo taught me so many new things. He’s not only a chef, but a historian and a scientist of food. After buying our ingredients, we spent the afternoon cooking in a stunningly bright and large kitchen in his family home within walking distance to the market. As we cooked, he explained the methodology, but also the history of the ingredients and dishes we cooked, the chemistry of the preparation and cooking process. We made several courses and dessert, and everything was delicious. He even adapted the ingredients and the dishes to meet my dietary restrictions without any fuss. Do not hesitate to take this class—your knowledge and love for food will be enriched because of it!
Written June 7, 2020
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cybersn66
2 contributions
Jacopo is an amazing chef and an incredibly informative teacher! He guided my girlfriend and me through the making of a beautiful salad, gnocchi, ravioli, chicken, and tiramisu - all of which were AMAZING! The spacious kitchen was perfect and we were both involved in the making of every dish. After we cooked everything we sat down for the meal with his family, who were so nice and we had such a great time eating with them. It was an amazing and fun way to learn how to cook and definitely the highlight of our trip. I definitely recommend this class to anyone who comes to Florence!
Written December 19, 2012
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Patricia157
St. John's, Canada20 contributions
Oct 2012 • Family
I have been to Italy many times with my husband but this was a special mother and son trip and I wanted my 26 year old to experience the real Italy as best we could. He loves to cook and we both have an appreciation for nice wines, so I thought this would be a fun day to bond and have a good meal. Wow, what an understatement. We met Jacopo in the square, as promised, and with a young couple from Chicago, we headed to the market. This in itself was an education - Jacopo has such an amazing appreciation for fresh food. We proceeded to his mother's beautiful flat and on a cozy rainy day, with the kitchen windows wide open on the beautiful views of the hillside, we chopped and stirred, and listened and chatted with this amazing man and wonderful teacher. He has a passion for food, and took great pride in showing us the simplicity of preparing such delicious dishes. We made salad, fresh ravioli with spinach and ricotta, a pork dish, the most amazing risotto, and my son made the tiramisu. Along with the fabulous meal, we learned many little secrets! Finally, after about 4 hours of lessons and fun, we sat in the dining room and shared this wonderful meal, along with Chianti, with Jacopo and our new found friends.
Written November 21, 2012
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WildHalls
Huntsville, AL5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We meet Jacopo at a square near the local market one morning (about 9:00am) and went to pick up all the produce we would be needing for the meal we were preparing. Jacopo told us about the local fruits and vegetables as he gathered everything we would be needing for our meal (onions, carrots, basil, and a few cherries to snack on) then went to pick up the ricotta cheese from a dairy stand. Then walked over to the butcher and bakery before heading to the nearby apartment. We made a vegetable and cold bread salad (which was so tasty), gnocchi with a red tomato sauce, spinach and ricotta stuffed ravioli, a stuffed pork loin, and tiramisu! The five of us (including Jacopo) worked together to prepare a fantastic meal (the best we had while in Florence)! We all sat down to eat a little after 1:00pm. We got to enjoy the fruit of our labors while sipping on some red wine from one of jacopo’s neighbors vineyards. It was a great experience for all 😁
Written August 7, 2018
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fishonBoston
Boston113 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
This has become something we do in every country we visit. Each has been unique and special to us.
This one was no different.
We met Jacopo at a prearranged spot and went with im to the local market to buy what we needed for our course. We love Italian markets and their offerings.
Walking through the market we asked a lot of questions and were fully entertained and educated by Jacopo.
Fro there to his lovely apartment and we began our course. What I really loved is that both my wife and I are fairly good cooks while my daughter is still a novice and he was able to direct his course to all of us so we all learned and enjoyed our time.
And the food was fantastic. I'll never cook pork tenderloin any other way again and my wife's Tiramisu was off the charts.
Jacopo and Anna were charming and gracious and we'd love to attend their Tuscany course next time we return to Italy.
Written January 5, 2015
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Jordan S
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
My husband and I love to cook, but are not experienced by any means beyond what our parents taught us in the kitchen growing up. So when we planned a two week vacation in Italy, we knew we wanted a cooking lesson to be a part of it. We didn't really have an idea of what the day would be, as we've never taken a class before, but our day with Jacopo exceeded every expection we could have had. Even the term "lesson" is misleading as it was so much more - an experience in Florentine culture, customs, creation, and of course cuisine. It really felt like he was a good friend, who just wanted to share with us his passion for food. His mantra, that cooking doesn't have to be complicated and is an amazing tool to bring people together, is so easily felt on his local fresh market tour and at his home kitchen. We've only been back in the States for three days and have already used lessons from his cooking class at home! It goes without saying the food was amazing. If I hadn't been there watching us make each dish, I would have never believed we could have made anything that tasted so good. But the best part is, he really teaches you in a way that I'm confident we'll be able to do it again at home. As for the title of the review - we spent two weeks in Italy, and no disrespect to the mass we attended with the Pope, the guided journey through remote Tuscan vineyards, and the private tour of ancient Roman ruins, but our day with Jacopo really was the highlight. Thank you Jacopo - you will have us returning to Florence for years to come!
Written October 22, 2012
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pam f
San Francisco, CA9 contributions
Jul 2013 • Family
My family of 4 looved our private cooking class with Jacopo! Definitely our most memorable Florence experience, and worth the price. We went to the market, prepared a 5-course meal together, and ate leisurely for 1.5 hours- with Chianti! Jacopo is a fantastic host/instructor. He's very knowledeable about sustainable eating/farming and shared his philosophies in simple terms our kids could understand (12 & 10 yrs old). Also his gracious and calm demeanor put us all at ease in the kitchen. He let my children select their "jobs'. My 10 yr-old selected "chopping" and learned how to use a very sharp knife. My kids' favorite part was pasta making with the hand-crank! We made gnochhi & ravioli. The class was very well- organized and the location is a beuatiful, spacious Florence apartment that Jacopo grew-up in! **San Francisco area, CA
Written July 28, 2013
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Roberta P
London, UK2 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
I booked this cooking class as part of our Tuscany holiday as my husband’s family (I’m Italian, he’s South African) was on holiday with us in Tuscany for a week and thought it would be nice for them to learn how to cook some signature Italian dishes.
Without a doubt everyone said this was the highlight of their holiday and we all had lots of fun (we were 8 adults aged from 28 to 67 and 2 small children).
I chose to have the cooking class in the afternoon (and then dinner) at Jacopo and Anna’s Trecento farmhouse in the area of Montespertoli as the villa we were staying at was not too far, and I’m very happy we got to see the beautiful farmhouse with a great big kitchen and quiet garden - we enjoyed the gorgeous drive to reach the village and it was lovely to relax in the countryside on a beautiful sunny day.

Jacopo and Anna were lovely, they spoke a perfect English throughout the whole day and explained efficiently and patiently every dish from scratch, with details, tips and tricks you can’t learn from books (for instance which mixture of flour you should use for cakes and which for pasta and why etc…)– we made ravioli, gnocchi, a beautiful milk pork tenderloin, caramelised onions and tiramisu. They also gave us a little recipe book each so we could remember better everything when trying to reproduce the dishes at home.

We all learnt a lot and it was such a bonding and fun experience for all of us - the best part was that we got to sit down in the garden after about 4 hours of cooking for an al fresco dinner and ate what we cooked ….it was one of the best meals I’ ve ever had.

Highly Recommended.
Written June 10, 2013
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CarolHT
Jenkintown, PA17 contributions
Feb 2013 • Friends
Shopping, preparing, cooking and sharing our meal with Jacopo was one of the highlights of our 10-day trip to Italy. He was very patient with us less knowledgeable cooks and very informative with the more knowledgeable cooks. The meal was excellent and sharing it in an Italian home with a bottle of wine was so relaxing and enjoyable. I highly recommend his class to anyone wanting a real Italian/Florentine experience.
Written March 5, 2013
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TokyTravel
Denver, CO439 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
I was looking for an experience that we could do as family, that would engage my teenage son and daughter. We had taken a cooking class a few years ago and it was great fun. We love food, value our family meals and my wife and I love to entertain. This experience with Jacopo exceeded all our expectations.

The day started at the market getting to buy our food for the dinner. Beautiful vegetables, fish, cheeses, etc. The late afternoon started with Jacopo explaining his philosophy around fresh, natural food and how simplicity can excel above complexity. Each one of us was assigned a dish with a series of tasks. Everything was from scratch with explanations on how different products mix/react with one another. Our experience and menu included spinach/ricotta filled ravioli, with pasta made from semolina flour, rolled out by hand-crank. Naked ravioli (the ravioli was naked, not us), butter-sage sauce and a red tomato sauce, beautiful fluffy gnocchi, fresh sardines cooked ceviche style, sea bass with tomatoes and lemons, and of course, tiramisu with a secret ingredient.

The lessons were incredibly fun, engaging and educational. We have already made our own fresh pasta, ravioli, sauces and tiramisu at home. Our cooking class was in central Florence in Jacopo’s mother’s beautiful flat with an enormous kitchen. Jacopo also has a house set up for cooking lessons outside of town. Oh, I almost forgot, the dinner we made was amazing, as was spending time learning about the culture of Italian food.
Written August 10, 2012
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