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Cook with Cristiana and Mamma Nora

Siena, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Cristiana

5.5 hours
Italian
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

During my cooking class, you will be able to immediately immerse yourself in a familiar and informal atmosphere, also thanks to the warm and welcoming ways of Mamma Nora.
Before you know it, you will find yourself with an apron around your neck and ready to be part of her kitchen!
After a welcome toast with a good glass of wine, we will begin our interactive cooking class. You will discover and learn the secrets of homemade pasta (Ravioli), how to prepare a good savory sauce (Butter and sage) to accompany it and make one of the most famous Italian desserts known all over the world : Tiramisu. Of course the menu can change according to guests's requests.
We will cook together using mainly our all organic products, starting from the eggs of my hens. we will use flours of ancient Tuscan grains and above all we will cook with seasonal vegetables as they did in the past. We will use the outdoor kitchen, under the country porch of my house that overlooks the garden. We will visit the garden to pick up some herbs, and for the brave ones, there will be a visit to our chicken coop!
Once finished working, we will set the table and we will finally enjoy our wonderfully prepared meals.
Other things to note
Please, bring a lot of joy! We will spend the day together so It is forbidden to be sad!
In summer, as we are in the country side, please wear long trousers and closed shoes... or bring mosquitos repellent cream.
Please, advise me in advance, if you have special requests or in case of intollerances
During my cooking class, you will be able to immediately immerse yourself in a familiar and informal atmosphere, also thanks to the warm and welcoming ways of Mamma Nora.
Before you know it, you will find yourself with an apron around your neck and ready to be part of her kitchen!
After a welcome toast with a good glass of wine, we will begin our interactive cooking class. You will discover and learn the secrets of homemade pasta (R…

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What's included

  • Food
    in case of allergies or intolerances, please contact us. No celiacs.
  • Drinks
    su richiesta si possono preparare bibite analcoliche
  • Equipment
    coltelli, grembiuli
From $134
/ person

Meet your host, Cristiana

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 170 Reviews
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I am a food lover and a passionate cook. I have always enjoyed welcoming friends and guests at my big table.
I was raised on a farm, in the country side of Siena, where women were always in charge of the kitchen and knew how to prepare incredible meals.
It is mainly thanks to my family and my Mom that I fell in love with food and cooking became a great passion.
I had experiences in some restaurants in Siena and worked in an Hotel as chef for 2 years. I do prefer cooking with organic products, most of them coming from my garden...They taste so good!
Moreover, my granfather had a restaurant for about 20 years (it was 1969 when he opened it) nearby Siena. All my aunties are chef... I couldn't become a dancer!
That’s why today I have decided to share our traditions and old Tuscan recipes. Come, join us. Cook with Mamma Nora and m
I am a food lover and a passionate cook. I have always enjoyed welcoming friends and guests at my big table.
I was raised on a farm, in the country side of Siena, where women were always in charge of the kitchen and knew how to prepare incredible meals.
It is mainly thanks to my family and my Mom that I fell in love with food and cooking became a great passion.
I had experiences in some restaurants in Siena and worked in an Hotel as chef for 2 years. I do prefer cooking with or…
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Where you'll be

We will cook and eat in a typical Tuscan farmhouse from the early 1900s, just 6 km south of the beautiful city of Siena.
In the summer, we will use the outdoor kitchen, located under the tuscan porch overlooking the garden and enjoy a festive and cheerful atmosphere.
For those who wish there will be an opportunity to visit the vegetable gardens and the chicken coop.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 170 reviews.

Reto&Inga
October 2020
We spent a wonderful day in Christiana's kitchen. From the first moment there was a family atmosphere. We learned a lot of knowledge and personal tricks that are not in any Cookbook. We are already looking forward to preparing the great pasta and the fine dessert at home. An experience that we will remember fondly.
We spent a wonderful day in Christiana's kitchen. From the first moment there was a family atmosphere. We learned a lot of knowledge and personal tricks that are not in any Cookboo…
Nicholas
October 2020
Cristiana’s energy made the whole day a wonderful experience! The food we prepared was excellent and I learn tons about the art of Italian cooking.
Katharina
October 2020
Der Tag mit Cristiana war super! Wir wurden sehr herzlich willkommen geheißen und hatten den ganzen Tag über sehr viel Spaß, durch ihre offene und lockere Art machte sie aus dem Kochkurs ein richtiges Erlebnis. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt!
Der Tag mit Cristiana war super! Wir wurden sehr herzlich willkommen geheißen und hatten den ganzen Tag über sehr viel Spaß, durch ihre offene und lockere Art machte sie aus dem Ko…
Maximilian
September 2020
Awesome. Everyone who gets the chance should book a course. We spend around 7 hours in total at Cristiana's home. Cooking was exciting and so much fun. Lovely Nonna was always around to check if you're doing it right and to help. Cristiana is a wonderful woman who makes you feel home and have a great time. Food was delicious.
Awesome. Everyone who gets the chance should book a course. We spend around 7 hours in total at Cristiana's home. Cooking was exciting and so much fun. Lovely Nonna was always arou…
Laura
September 2020
We had a wonderful day cooking with Cristiana and Nora. Both women made us feel completely at home cooking in their kitchen. We learned so much about true Italian cooking and loved hearing their stories of cooking together as mother and daughter. Our time together will be a memory that we cherish for years to come! Highly recommend to any visitors to Tuscany. You will leave having made wonderful friendships, with a tummy full of delicious food, and feeling the warmth of local hospitality.
We had a wonderful day cooking with Cristiana and Nora. Both women made us feel completely at home cooking in their kitchen. We learned so much about true Italian cooking and love…
Benjamin
September 2020
This was an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience. It was such a delight to get to cook with Christina and Mamma Nora :) We can't wait to come back to Tuscany, and do it again!

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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

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    Bring a lot of JOY and a great desire to feel good! We will spend the day cooking, telling stories of our different cultures... You will have some rest, but be ready to work! We will prepare almost everything from the scratch. This is a truly cooking c