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The Pasta Lover's Kitchen - Learn to Make Fresh Pasta from a Food & Wine Journalist, Cook, and Author, Next to the Duomo

Host Patrizia

$111.59 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Lunch Class- 10 a.m., Dinner Class- 5 p.m.


4 hours

Group size

2 - 4 people

Class language


Meeting point

Patrizia's home that is near to Duomo


Florence is a city full of charm given the arts, sceneries, and history. My favorite form of the arts is of course, our cuisine and delicacies. As a food and wine journalist and author of several cookbooks, I'd like to welcome you to my home for a cooking class, where I will share some of my favorite recipes and tips and tricks to make the perfect Tuscan/ Italian dishes.

Come and indulge in a sensory experience where I will share about our local food traditions, and appreciate Florence's rich historical social and cultural elements.

In this 4-hour culinary experience, we will first start off with a visit to the most popular fresh market in Florence- market of Sant'Ambrogio. I personally do my shopping here everyday at the market of Sant'Ambrogio, because it is a fantastic place where there are still farmers and producers that sell seasonal vegetables. In this market visit, we can discuss the dish, and I will guide you on how to select the best fresh, organic and local ingredients.

Afterwards, we will come to my home for a hands-on 3-course cooking class. This includes making fresh handmade pasta and even learning how to make some of the most traditional Tuscan dishes.

We will then enjoy the fruit of our labor together. It would be my pleasure to dine with you and share stories about food, wine, culture, and everything else under the sun, over a hearty meal.


This will be a 3-course hands-on cooking class. You get to choose one dish from each course from the following menu:

- Tagliatelle with fresh tomatoes sauce or with wild asparagus sauce or with mushrooms
- Ravioli filled with ricotta and spinach dressed with butter and sage
- Gnocchi with fresh tomatoes sauce or with ragù (meat sauce)

- Peposo (Peppery Tuscan Beef Stew)
- Chicken or rabbit cacciatora (Cacciatore meal prepared "hunter-style" with onions, herbs, usually tomatoes, bell peppers, and wine)
- Pork tenderloin
- Meat balls bolognese with beef and mortadella with hot tomatoes sauce

- Strawberry mousse
- Cantuccini (the famous Italian almond biscuits)
- Tart with Jam

A bottle of DOCG Tuscan wine is included.


I live in the heart of Florence, close to the Duomo, in the same road of the Accademia Museum, with the David of Michelangelo.

Contact Host




A wine and food journalist

I was born in Florence and still live in Florence. As I am passionate about food, wine, and its

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