Cooking Class - Authentic Italian Country Cooking

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Learn Chef Marty's exquisite Italian recipes passed down from her grandmothers' table.

Chef Marty brings decades of culinary expertise and years of learning from her Tuscan grandmothers to this class on authentic Italian cooking. Master the tips and tricks needed to create perfect minestrone soup and eggplant parmesan every time.

Learn how to make minestrone, a hearty bean vegetable Tuscan soup. For this delicious appetizer, Chef Marty uses ingredients that are plentiful in the Tuscan countryside, including cannellini beans, Tuscan kale, onions, carrots, and celery. Chef Marty will teach you how to make eggplant parmesan the healthy way, by baking instead of frying and using real Parmigiano cheese. Finally, you'll learn how to make a classic Seville dessert: A delectable orange cake.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Beginner, Fun, Italian, Vegetarian

Reviews guests left for this experience



05 Jan 2018

Chef Marty is a “farm” to table rustic Italian Chef. We learned recipes and technique during our time with her.

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29 Apr 2023

Really fun cooking and learning experience! Not only do you get to cook and eat really good food but you get to learn about cooking techniques, fresh ingredients, history, and unique tools! Would definitely love to take another class



19 Mar 2023

Chef Marty created a magical Italian afternoon for us! The hands on experience rolling out the pasta, making the tiramisu, and chopping up the fresh ingredients for bruschetta was so much fun! Our time was infused with helpful tips from her professional cooking knowledge and also her experiences living and cooking in Italy, creating a memorable experience. Lots of laughter and learning! Highly recommend!

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The cuisine of Tuscany has its roots deep in the countryside where the ingredients are plentiful and are brought to market fresh daily. The recipes are simple and have survived the test of time. We put our history of beautiful skin, creative minds and wellness on the table, and this history is still alive today! I was trained by my grandmothers in Tuscany, and I can teach you to quickly prepare fresh, quality meals that are delicious and nutritious.

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