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Rustic Cooking in Tuscany

June 9, 2011 | By

For any culinary enthusiasts and budding chefs out there, let Andavo Travel tell you about a new, five-night cooking program in Tuscany that will introduce you to the splendors of authentic Tuscan cuisine under the watchful eyes of Chef Caterina, a well-known culinary historian. In addition to learning how to prepare these delicious dishes, Chef Caterina will offer historical insight and in-depth cultural commentary about local food and wine traditions dating back to the 16th century and Caterina de’ Medici. Your rental car allows you the flexibility of exploring the back roads and hidden treasures of Tuscany, along with some well-known wine estates as suggested by Chef Catherina. Buon Appetito!!!

Lesson #1 – Tuscan Appetizers
Florentine ‘coccole’
Various Crostini Toscani
Lesson #2 – Primi Piatti
Homemade pasta
Ragu Toscano
Stracotto Fiorentino (Beef)
Lesson #3 – Secondi Piatti
Pollo Fricassea (Chicken)
Seppie Inzimino (Squid)
Desserts
Zuppa Inglese, Schiacciata Fiorentina, Tiramisu, Marmellata di Cipolle (onion chutney)

Included Features

– 5 nights accommodation at a private countryside villa in the Chianti region of Tuscany
– A rustic breakfast basket of the freshest native foods in your room daily
– Apartment-style double room with kitchenette, living room, bathroom and private garden
– Three, four-hour, “hands-on” culinary lessons in the traditional Tuscan style with a professional culinary historian and chef followed by dinner with wine
– Self-drive Fiat Punto, four door manual transmission with air conditioning for five days with unlimited mileage, tax and insurance to explore the surroundings areas of Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. Pick up and drop off at Florence Airport
– A guided visit of a local winery including a wine tasting

Contact us for more details and pricing.