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“Fun and filling!”
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Foodies' Place
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Foodies’ Place is an Italian Cooking School located in a private home in Gessate, just outside Milan and easily reachable both by subway or car. In a friendly and charming environment, Valentina, an experienced and passionate teacher, will take you through the wonderful aromas of the Italian food, showing you all the little secrets that make the difference. You will be taking home a piece of Italy. Classes held daily throughout the year. Write or call for availability.
Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Valentina showed us lots of tricks to make all sorts of different pasta. In 4 hours we'd made tagliatelle, lasagne, gnocchi, ragout, pesto, tomato sauce, tortellini and various other pasta shapes in her flat. Then we ate the main dishes with wine and coffee. Yum. We didn't need to eat for the rest of the day! Best bits for me were the pasta/mincing machine, the mini gnocchi tool and learning tricks like putting the tomato stalk in the sauce to add flavour! Valentina is very friendly and funny and helped us with local tips. A fun way to spend what was a rainy grey day in Milan.

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

My 19 year old son and I spent 2 days learning to cook Italian with Valentina in her kitchen.

The venue is the owners kitchen in Gessate which is easily reached from central Milan on the very efficient underground system they have. Valentina collected us from the station and drove us the short distance to her home which has a light and airy kitchen which is really well equiped with plenty of work surfaces and professional quality cookware.
Each session lasted 4 hours and we cooked 4 or 5 dishes each day which you then get to eat and enjoy with selected wines (we sampled 3 wines on each day) all included in the price. Valentina was very flexible about what we cooked and the sessions were packed with great tips and top quality ingredients. She was also very flexible about timings of the sessions which helps when you are planning these things. On one day she took us to the local market to see the produce on offer which was an added and unexpected bonus.
Valentina is obviously a gifted and passionate chef and was absolutely charming and welcoming. Her English was excellent as she spent 4 years living in Canada.
All in all, it was a really fantastic experience and great value for money............I'd have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Foodies Place to anyone who wants to learn to cook some great Italian classics in a really relaxed and friendly environment.

Date of experience: November 2013
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Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile
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Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile
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Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile
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Date of experience: February 2015
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