As you most likely know, Tuscan cuisine is world famous. But did you know that its most important dishes are from the Cucina Povera, literally the poor or peasant kitchen? This important culinary tradition comes from the Tuscan history of sharecropping farmers that lived in the hills and valleys of Tuscany using their very limited resources to create the most nutritious and filling foods possible. Born out of the necessity to utilize everything, items like old bread or vegetable and meat scraps were repurposed into delicious dishes such as ribollita and panzanella.
Discover the rich culinary heritage of Tuscany and learn how to cook classic regional dishes with a hands-on cooking course in Florence. Immerse yourself in the world of Tuscan cooking, using fresh, seasonal ingredients and traditional recipes passed down through generations.
Our experienced chef will guide you through each step of the cooking process, from selecting the best ingredients at the local market to creating a multi-course meal in our professional kitchen. Along the way, you will learn about the history and cultural significance of Tuscan cuisine, as well as techniques and tips for perfecting each dish.
At the end of the day, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, savoring the flavors of traditional Tuscan dishes.
During this hands-on cooking class your English-speaking chef will introduce you to the wonderful Tuscan culinary traditions. Taking inspiration from the wide range of possibilities, this course focuses on well-known and well-loved recipes within the Tuscan repertoire. Learn the importance of fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients when cooking and creating dishes from scratch. Feel the presence of generations of Tuscans as you prepare typical, authentic dishes using ages old culinary techniques rural Tuscans have perfected over centuries. Our focus in this class is to teach you how to make rustic recipes such as ribollita, pappa al pomodoro, pork, gnudi, and other dishes that are the heart and soul of traditional Tuscan cuisine. You will finish the class with a better understanding of Tuscany’s traditional menu and a new approach to using simple but effective and genuine ingredients with the most flavorful outcome when you are back in your home kitchen.
Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination is possible. Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.
Vegetarian options can be accommodated easily. For other common dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free, diary free) please make sure to ask prior booking.
A beautiful experience discovering the market in Florence and a fun cooking class where I finally learned how to make pasta! The chef was very helpful! Highly recommended!Giulia, 25
A wonderful experience discovering the Florence market and a fun cooking class where I finally learned how to make pasta! Very helpful chef! Highly recommended!Michael, 55
Our culinary adventure began with a delightful tour, followed by a visit to the cooking school where we were introduced to Chef Fillipo and his talented team. The highlight of the experience was undoubtedly the hands-on session on making and shaping fresh pasta. The flavors of the dishes we prepared were exceptional, and we've been recreating them at home ever since!" "Meeting Chef Fillipo and his team at the cooking school after the insightful tour was a true delight. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the pasta-making class, where we learned the secrets to crafting perfect fresh pasta. The taste of the dishes we prepared still lingers in our memories, and we've successfully replicated them multiple times at home." "An unforgettable culinary journey awaited us as we met Chef Fillipo and his team at the cooking school following an informative tour. The highlight of the day was getting our hands dirty, mastering the art of crafting fresh pasta. The flavors of the dishes we cooked were simply sublime, and we've been experimenting with various recipes at home ever since." "Our day of gastronomic exploration commenced with a tour, culminating in a visit to the cooking school where we were greeted by the talented Chef Fillipo and his team. Without a doubt, the highlight was the pasta-making experience. We acquired valuable skills and enjoyed a feast of delectable dishes, inspiring us to recreate the magic in our own kitchen once we returned home." A perfect blend of learning and indulgence awaited us as we met Chef Fillipo and his team at the cooking school post a fascinating tour. The pasta-making class stole the show, as we discovered the art of crafting fresh pasta from scratch. Every dish we savored was a culinary masterpiece, and the experience has motivated us to cook and savor those flavors in our own home-cooked meals."Jackson Smith, 42