Our big meal.
We took a cooking class and we had two classes that we were able to participate in through the Accent center, which is what our program was run through. The actual school was also really nicely furnished and had state of the art, clean facilities. However, the flies really liked the kitchen while we were cooking. There weren't any screens but seeing as we weren't a restaurant it didn't really matter. The flies never got close to the food anyway, we could just hear them buzzing around outside. It was so much fun! The first week we made speghetti with bolognese sauce, fried eggplant with mozzerella cheese, and risotto with artichoke. We had a native Tuscan teacher, but both classes were in English (thankfully). We got to take the recipies home with us when we were finished. The class was The second week we had spiced ham, fried/baked rosemary potatos, bruschetta and panna cotta with caramel sauce.
Laura cooking in the kitchen.
Yum! Our teacher was different this week, she was a younger woman from Texas who was a chef and came here to learn the culinary traditions of Tuscany. She was awesome too, went out for drinks with some of the girls from the group and told us a lot about the general life in Florence
from her American perspective. There was also this really really cute chef in the kitchen over from us, and he and our teacher were joking back and forth about being married (in acutality he is very faithful to his wife). But in any case, I loved the experience and certainly suggest taking a cooking class somwhere if not here at Apicius.
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I loved this cooking class! I don’t know if it’s actually available for people who are just coming to visit, as the classes were once a week for t… read entire review