- Rosie Dietrich
Eat like the Europeans.
Updated: Feb 1, 2020
It is true. The way to the heart is through the stomach. Visit Nonna’s kitchen in an Italian villa. Let her teach you how to make pasta just how it was meant to be made. Why just try the food, when you can learn how to impress back at home or re-create memories of your trip. Learn how to make delicious farm-to-table dishes that have been passed down for generations. If you are a foodie, this is a must-do.
Imagine taking part of this excursion - Joining your instructor and heading down to an Italian’s city market. The market is a heavenly spot for foodies filled with stands of fresh produce. Step inside and meet the local vendors as you search for ingredients. After gathering everything you need for your meal, walk to the cooking school. Tie on your apron and get to work under the guidance of your chefs, as you learn how to make a delicious Italian lunch. Prepare bruschetta, pastas such as ravioli from scratch, plus fresh sauces and a dessert. Your chefs will offer tips along the way, as well as samples from the market to nibble on. Take a seat in the dining room once your meal is ready and say, Buon appetito! Toast your newfound friends with a couple of glasses of Chianti wine and feast on your creations. With appetites and taste buds sated, depart with a graduation diploma and a recipe booklet, so you can cook these dishes again for friends and family.
You will leave Italy with a better understanding of their customs and love of food.
What about a cooking class in Paris? There’s a certain je ne sais quoi how the French enjoy their meals. Experience the French way of life and share tips in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn to cook French classics in a typical Parisian apartment in a lively and charming neighborhood near the Eiffel Tower. A drink, and then cook a starter, main and dessert. And of course, sit and enjoy dinner together as a group.