Now this is a great idea. If you just happen to be in Italy …
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Twenty-five minutes from both Florence and Pisa, Scuola Tessieri offers something new on the Italian cooking school scene: a convivial and easy-going culinary experience for food lovers of every level.
Just five minutes from the Ponsacco exit of the Florence-Pisa-Livorno highway, the modern, multifunctional school teaches amateur cooks and professional chefs not only to prepare traditional recipes but also to learn about the history and development of Italian cuisine.
Fifty-two amateur courses have been introduced from February to June 2016, offering opportunities to learn how to make fresh pasta, vegan dishes, Tuscan soups and much more. Courses are offered in Italian and English.
The setting is as modern Tuscan as the range of courses on offer: open spaces, wooden floors, large windows and metal counters are the distinguishing features of the kitchen teaching areas, while the spectacular bar takes centreplace in its bold blueness.
For a taste of the Scuola, visit on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm.
For further information, visit www.scuolatessieri.it.
And do check out the site. Even if your busy schedule doesn’t permit a quick jaunt to Italy, you can still learn something.