Legumes in Tuscany

Local Product
Yes
Duration
4:0 Hours
Professional Chef
Yes
Languages
Italian and English
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From the beginning of the dawn of agriculture in Italy, legumes have been significant crops and one of the most important protein sources especially for the peasant populations because they were inexpensive and readily available. Not only in Italy, but in culinary traditions from around the world, the regular use of legumes historically called "meat of the fields" has provided a fantastic source of protein and calories. Today, legumes have made a comeback as the stars of a healthy diet and also play an important part of any gluten-free diet or for those suffering from Celiac disease. Chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas, fava beans... during your cooking with legumes class at MaMa Florence we will use local organic legumes and teach you how to create tasty Tuscan and other regional dishes based on traditional recipes with a modern twist, along with exploring the nutritional characteristics of the legumes in this vegetarian class. 
 

Class description

From the beginning of the dawn of agriculture in Italy, legumes have been significant crops and one of the most important protein sources especially for the peasant populations because they were inexpensive and readily available. Not only in Italy, but in culinary traditions from around the world, the regular use of legumes historically called "meat of the fields" has provided a fantastic source of protein and calories. Today, legumes have made a comeback as the stars of a healthy diet and also play an important part of any gluten-free diet or for those suffering from Celiac disease. Chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas, fava beans... during your cooking with legumes class at MaMa Florence we will use local organic legumes and teach you how to create tasty Tuscan and other regional dishes based on traditional recipes with a modern twist, along with exploring the nutritional characteristics of the legumes in this vegetarian class. 
 

Important notes

  • Joinable cooking classes have a minimum enrollment of 3 people for course activation (except for Sundays which has a minimum enrollment of 5 people). Should the minimum not be reached for the day you have booked, we will contact you with a choice to: pay an additional fee to make the class private, change to another available date, or be fully refunded.
  • If you don’t see a specific class you are interested in listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for you on the date you want.  
  • Because we only use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms, the cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available that day. 
  • It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can accommodate them.
  • If you would like to make this a private class just for you and your group, please get in touch for details. 
FAQs

We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class

No, you do not need to bring any tools or resources; all the materials, tools, and ingredients needed for the courses will be provided by the school and are included in the fee.

Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours

Yes, you will be eating the dishes you prepared after about 2 hours of preparation. For the menu structure please check the class description.

It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can let you know if we can accommodate them. We will not be able to accommodate special dietary needs without notice on-spot because ingredients and setting are prepared in advance.

Yes, all joinable classes are suitable for kids 6 and above as long as they are under parent supervision. Pasta and Pizza classes are the most suitable. If you are taking a private class we can accommodate also younger children but we will need to know in advance.

Recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared emailed to you

A tasting of Prosecco and two fine Italian wines during your meal

Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away!

Please read our cancellation policies. To cancel please write to [email protected]

Comfortable clothing and shoes (you’ll stand up while cooking). Rings and bracelets need to be removed during preparation. If you have long hair please tie it.

No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand.
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