Florence is famous throughout the world for its art and its culture, but without a doubt also for its cuisine. Simple and genuine but at the same time refined and rich of flavors. Discover with us what are the best cooking classes for beginners near Florence!
Tuscan cuisine is sober and presents simple flavors prepared with masterly skill.
The simplicity of the dishes is linked to the difficult living conditions that forced the population to prefer the use of poor foods: here the oil is preferred to lard and soups to pasta.
One of the fundamental foods is therefore the bread that is present under a thousand forms and flavors.
Even the absence of salt, once too expensive, is the typical aspect of simplicity and poverty that characterizes the cuisine of this area.
Near Florence there are many cooking classes for beginners that offer recipes that are easy to make but really tasty.
Let’s start with the appetizers: in addition to the cured meats, the Tuscan antipasto generally also offers the typical crostino with chicken livers and fettunta: a slice of roasted bread, rubbed with a clove of garlic and sprinkled with oil.
In a Tuscan appetizer, however, you cannot miss the “coccoli”, fried bread dough served with ham and stracchino.
Talking about the first courses, the most famous recipe is certainly the ribollita: a vegetable soup to which stale bread is added and is then re-boiled, hence the name of the dish.
Another dish made with bread typical of spring and above all summer is the panzanella: wet and wrung-out bread, seasoned with oil, salt and vinegar and added with onion, tomato and cucumber and which everyone then adjusts to their own tastes.
Among the main courses you can taste typical dishes such as Florentine tripe. The tripe is obtained from the part of the first and second stomach of the bovine cooked in stew and served with an abundant grated cheese.
To learn the secrets of pizza, homemade pasta or other typical recipes, there is nothing better than taking a vacation in Tuscany and combining the holiday with one of the many cooking classes for beginners near Florence.
A Charming Bed & Breakfast in the countryside of San Gimignano that offers cooking courses based on fresh and genuine local products.
Farmhouse with family-run winery where you can participate in cooking classes and tastings.
Resort in the Mugello surrounded by hectares of olive trees where you can participate in cooking classes held by the Chef to learn all the secrets of Tuscan cuisine.
If you too want to combine the relaxation of a holiday in Tuscany with one of the best cooking classes for beginners near Florence, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort!
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