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Pasta Class in my kitchen

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Laurence

3.5 hoursHosted in English, French, and Italian
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Italian cuisine
Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Get prepared for a total immersion into the Tuscan way of life. Join me in my kitchen for a fun cooking class, combining fresh handmade stuffed pasta and great company. I would like to make you live a multi sensory experience, far away from mass tourism.

Let's start making the dough : I'll guide you step by step to get a perfect pasta dough. We will used it to prepare 2 kinds of pasta : stuffed pasta (tortelli or ravioli) and long pasta (tagliatelle or tagliolini). Before rolling (and stuffing) the pasta we will cook the filling : potatoes, parmesan, nutmeg, garlic and parsley are the ingredients for the traditional Tortelli (I could propose you instead to prepare some Ravioli with fresh seasonal products). Of course we will cook 2 delicious sauces, one for each kind of pasta. On demand it is possible to prepare the dessert together (tiramisù, cheesecake, cantuccini...).

After cooking, we will share a simple meal as old friends. I have selected a natural local red wine to accompagny the pasta. At the end I will offer you an italian dessert and a moka coffee.

PS : the duration of the experience can vary from 3 to 4 hours.
Other things to note
The menu will be completely vegetarian (no meat and no fish), and vegans are welcome!
A cat is living with me, but it can be absent if you wish.
Feel free to write for any question!
Get prepared for a total immersion into the Tuscan way of life. Join me in my kitchen for a fun cooking class, combining fresh handmade stuffed pasta and great company. I would like to make you live a multi sensory experience, far away from mass tourism.

Let's start making the dough : I'll guide you step by step to get a perfect pasta dough. We will used it to prepare 2 kinds of pasta : stuffed pasta (tortelli or ravioli) and long past…

What's included

  • Food
    Handmade pasta (2 different kinds) with fresh sauces. Dessert and coffee
  • Drinks
    Tuscan red wine and water
  • Equipment
    Equipment for cooking and pdf recipes by mail

Meet your host, Laurence

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 243 Reviews
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Native from Paris, I've been living in Tuscany for 19 years. Before settling in Florence, I lived in Mugello, a beautiful area of Tuscan Emilian Apennines, where I used to make Tortelli, little pillows stuffed with potatoes.
I have a great interest for all that is handmade. I'm working as a seamstress and tailoring teacher. And I'm in love with Tuscan traditional cuisine, combination of seasonal products into simple recipes.
I would be so happy to welcome you home, sharing my passion and teaching the secrets of handmade pasta! Let yourself be inspired, enjoyment is contagious !
Native from Paris, I've been living in Tuscany for 19 years. Before settling in Florence, I lived in Mugello, a beautiful area of Tuscan Emilian Apennines, where I used to make Tortelli, little pillows stuffed with potatoes.
I have a great interest for all that is handmade. I'm working as a seamstress and tailoring teacher. And I'm in love with Tuscan traditional cuisine, combination of seasonal products into simple recipes.
I would be so happy to welcome you home, sharing my passion a…
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Where you'll be

You will be welcomed in my flat, situed in a residential and quiet area in the west part of Florence, with a nice view of the Florentine countryside. It is easily connected with public transports (Tramway or bus / €1,50 for a ticket). It is also possible to come walking though a beautiful alternative itinerary through the hills. If you come by car, I will show you where to park for free.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 243 reviews.

Franck
October 2020
Notre hote a été aux petits soins avec nous. Atmosphère décontractée tout en etant tres instructive. Tout est fait avec le coeur 😍
Richard
October 2020
An Excellent pasta making experience. Laurence has good knowledge and insight and relays good personal stories to make you feel at home and welcome to interact as you explore pasta making from an actual Italian !
Juul
September 2020
It was an amazing experience. Laurence is a warm and kind host. The class is both educative and very much fun. She taught us all the basic techniques. We were with a group of 4, and it worked perfectly well. Laurence is very supportive and complementing during class. And once the food was ready we drank nice wine and had delicious dinner. She pays really good attention to covid measures. Would defenitely recommend!
It was an amazing experience. Laurence is a warm and kind host. The class is both educative and very much fun. She taught us all the basic techniques. We were with a group of 4,…
Myriam
August 2020
Bonne expérience! C’était la première fois que je réalisais des pâtes moi-même et Laurence a su partager sa passion, son goût pour l’Italie et son environnement. Elle est très prévenante et attentionnée. Je me sens confiante pour reproduire les recettes chez moi et ai hâte! Merci Laurence.
Bonne expérience! C’était la première fois que je réalisais des pâtes moi-même et Laurence a su partager sa passion, son goût pour l’Italie et son environnement. Elle est très prév…
Ritiksha
August 2020
Let’s just start off by saying that Laurence was an amazing cook and even more wonderful person!! She sent us a menu suggestion before we arrived which we were more than happy to go ahead with and she also added in tiramisu for us on request. When we arrived, Laurence was very warm and friendly and welcomed us into her beautiful home! We had so much fun making two different types of pasta with her and dessert and she really was very passionate about her cooking. What a wonderful experience, our entire group have now found a new favourite pasta which is Tortelli di patata! If you are in Florence please please please do not miss out on this experience! We highly recommend and also be sure to meet Laurence’s super cute cat Millie :)! A++
Let’s just start off by saying that Laurence was an amazing cook and even more wonderful person!! She sent us a menu suggestion before we arrived which we were more than happy to g…
Isabelle
August 2020
Super expérience, Laurence est une personne très agréable et joyeuse , qui connaît très bien son sujet et qui sait partager sa passion de la cuisine.

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Appetite and good mood