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Experience the best of Florence with a private chef, learning traditional cooking techniques and sampling local ingredients on a 5-hour cooking class!
Per Group (Up to 2 people): $558.00
Per Group (Up to 3 people): $626.00
Per Group (Up to 4 people): $694.00
Engage your senses in an authentic Florentine culinary experience with this intimate cooking class, limited to just four people for a personalized touch. Led by a local chef, this half-day excursion immerses you in Florence's unique food traditions, offering a comprehensive understanding of their historical, social, and cultural relevance. As you prepare a memorable meal, you'll be involved in every step of the process – from selecting fresh produce at a bustling local market to turning those ingredients into delicious, meaningful dishes in the warmth of a private kitchen.
Your culinary journey begins at Piazza Ghiberti, the heart of the bustling Sant'Ambrogio market. Here, nestled within a structure dating back to 1873, local farmers gather daily to showcase a variety of seasonal organic fruits, vegetables, and eggs. Wander through the vibrant stalls, becoming familiar with the fresh produce that will later form the ingredients for your lunch. Take the opportunity to learn about local gastronomic specialties that shape Florentine and Tuscan cuisine, such as savoury pecorino cheese and lampredotto – a traditional tripe-based peasant dish typically served as a sandwich.
Following your market visit, you'll transition to a private Florentine kitchen for the second half of your immersive experience. Under the watchful eyes and expert guidance of your chef, you'll spend approximately four hours learning the nuances and secrets of Tuscan cuisine. Using the fresh ingredients you've gathered, you'll prepare an array of delectable dishes including homemade tagliatelle pasta served with a rich sauce, peposo - a flavorful peppery stew, and cantuccini - almond biscuits traditionally served with wine. As your day comes to a close, you'll have gained a deeper understanding of regional food culture and its role within Florentine society. The memories and skills you take away, in the form of simple, step-by-step recipes, will let you recreate the magic of Tuscan cuisine wherever you call home. Any food allergies or intolerances can be accommodated with advance notice, ensuring that this unforgettable culinary adventure can be enjoyed by all.
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