If you love Italian food and would like to learn the best of Tuscan cooking and living, why not take a Tuscan Cooking and Wine Vacation in the heart of Tuscany with Chef Paolo Monti. In this comprehensive “Hands On” cooking and wine tour, you will learn the best of “Tuscan Cooking and Living” with 4 exciting Italian cooking classes:
Main ingredients and sauces
Fish and seafood
Traditional Tuscan cooking including pasta and ravioli making
Risotto and Scaloppine and carpaccio
Take field trips to the wholesale market for fish, meat, vegetables and fruits, cheese, extra virgin olive oils etc. Excursions to Parma and Modena to see the production of Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale, excursion to Siena for wine tasting in a castle, visit Greve in Chianti and take a guided tour of Siena and a guided tour of Lucca.
The goal is to give you a basic knowledge of how the Cucina Italiana is structured and prepared: the herbs, spices, olive oil, pasta, rice, combination of flavors. The accent is on traditional and contemporary Italian Recipes, as used in the family and restaurants, using the freshest ingredients, fresh herbs and short cooking times. The classes are conducted in light entertaining atmosphere with lots of background information on ingredients, origins of the foods and recipes.
This Tuscan cooking program is available every week of the year, except Christmas and Easter weeks, with arrival on Sunday. To learn more about this wonderful opportunity to learn the art of Tuscan cooking, visit cucina-italia.com.