Get prepared for a total immersion into the Tuscan way of life. Join me in my kitchen for a fun cooking class, combining fresh handmade stuffed pasta and great company. I would like to make you live a multi sensory experience, far away from mass tourism. Let's start making the dough : I'll guide you step by step to get a perfect pasta dough. We will used it to prepare 2 kinds of pasta : stuffed pasta (tortelli or ravioli) and long pasta (tagliatelle or tagliolini). Before rolling (and stuffing) the pasta we will cook the filling : potatoes, parmesan, nutmeg, garlic and parsley are the ingredients for the traditional Tortelli (I could propose you instead to prepare some Ravioli with fresh seasonal products). Of course we will cook 2 delicious sauces, one for each kind of pasta. On demand it is possible to prepare the dessert together (tiramisù, cheesecake, cantuccini...). After cooking, we will share a simple meal as old friends. I have selected a natural local red wine to accompagny the pasta. At the end I will offer you an italian dessert and a moka coffee. PS : the duration of the experience can vary from 3 to 4 hours.
Native from Paris, I've been living in Tuscany for 17 years. Before settling in Florence, I lived in Mugello, a beautiful area of Tuscan Emilian Apennines, where I used to make Tortelli, a square pasta stuffed with potatoes. I have a great interest for all that is handmade. I'm working as a seamstress and tailoring teacher. And I'm in love with Tuscan traditional cuisine, combination of seasonal products into simple recipes. I would be so happy to welcome you home, sharing my passion and teaching the secrets of handmade pasta! Let yourself be inspired, enjoyment is contagious !
Handmade pasta (2 different kinds) with fresh sauces. Dessert and coffee
Tuscan red wine and water
Equipment for cooking and pdf recipes by mail
You will be welcomed in my apartment, situed in a residential and quiet area in the west part of Florence, with a nice view of the Florentine countryside. It is easily connected with public transports (Tramway or bus / €1,50 for a ticket). It is also possible to come walking though a beautiful alternative itinerary. I will give you all the informations you need by mail ! If you come by car, there is a free parking possibility.
The menu will be completely vegetarian. A sweet cat is living with me, but it can be absent if you wish. Free for children under 8. Feel free to write for any question