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Cooking at my Tuscan Home ❤️

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 49 reviews.terranuova bracciolini, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Francesca

3.5 hours
Tuscan
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I am happy to welcome you in my home among olive trees & vineyards. My kitchen is big, with a spacious table, fully and simply equipped.
We will prepare 2 traditional Tuscan dishes of the area between Florence and Arezzo or tradional italian ones.
Dishes vary upon the seasons following heritage recipes as Pappa al pomodoro , Homemade Pizza, Ravioli spinach & ricotta, Tagliatelle Ragu, Vegetarian Tagliatelle, Gnocchi sorrentina, Pici ( Tuscan pasta ), Orecchiette ( South Italy pasta), Typical Tuscan appetizers & seasonal bruschettas, Stewed chicken , Amatriciana sauce, Carbonara sauce, Cacio e Pepe sauce, Tiramisù.
I use fresh herbs from my garden and extravergin olive oil from the groves around my home.
After cooking, we enjoy the meal together as a family with local Chianti wine . If the weather is nice we can enjoy the food in the garden.​ You will receive my family recipes so you can cook them again when you are back home and share them with your friends and beloved ones to save them through the time.
If you book quite in advance, the menu​ can be personalized.​
Send me a message if the date or time you require is not available.
Vegetarians are welcomed, menu personalized available for intolerances and allergies or particolary diet restrictions. No celiacs.
I am happy to welcome you in my home among olive trees & vineyards. My kitchen is big, with a spacious table, fully and simply equipped.
We will prepare 2 traditional Tuscan dishes of the area between Florence and Arezzo or tradional italian ones.
Dishes vary upon the seasons following heritage recipes as Pappa al pomodoro , Homemade Pizza, Ravioli spinach & ricotta, Tagliatelle Ragu, Vegetarian Tagliatelle, Gnocchi sorrentina,…

Francesca's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Recipes in English, an apron, sheets of paper to take notes, chopping boar...
From $79
/ person
Wed, Oct 28
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person
Wed, Oct 28
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
$79 per person
$79 per person
Thu, Oct 29
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
$68 per person
$68 per person

Meet your host, Francesca

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 49 Reviews
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I am Francesca, born and raised in Tuscany, and living in my family's country​ home​ at the eastern edge of Chianti. I grew up with dishes of my grand grand mother, along with all of the flavors and traditions of all that is typically Tuscan. She taught me traditional recipes passed from generation to generation. I am passionate about genuine​ and seasonal food, I love conviviality and sharing my knowledge in kitchen . Cooking or eating at my home is a journey in our history, memories, a truly deep experience in our way of living. I just started a blog, www.the12.it, for saving heritage recipes and from last November I have been selected to be part of "Le Cesarine" Italy’s oldest network of home cooks. I am happy to welcome you to show "my" Tuscany.
I am Francesca, born and raised in Tuscany, and living in my family's country​ home​ at the eastern edge of Chianti. I grew up with dishes of my grand grand mother, along with all of the flavors and traditions of all that is typically Tuscan. She taught me traditional recipes passed from generation to generation. I am passionate about genuine​ and seasonal food, I love conviviality and sharing my knowledge in kitchen . Cooking or eating at my home is a journey in our history, memories, a truly…
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Where you'll be

The cooking class experience is in my family home, in the countryside of Tuscany. They will have access to house, the olive grove and vineyards with view on the whole Valdarno valley. My home is in a central position between Siena Firenze and Arezzo.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 49 reviews.

Daniele
October 2020
Truly phenomenal - Francesca makes you feel like a welcome guest from the moment you enter, with snacks water and chat, to the moment you leave with a gift basket.
Charlotte
October 2020
Learn from a pro! Francesca was very patient with us and made everything fun. We were given all the time we needed even though it was getting late. We already reproduced what we were taught , and will do again!
Aj
September 2020
My husband and I really enjoyed this Tuscan cooking class and getting to know Francesca. The class felt so authentic and we felt very welcome in her lovely home. Everything was really well organised and communication was really good before and during the class. We couldn’t recommend this class enough and can’t wait to try recreate the recipes we learnt. You pick two recipes to make during the class but she also gives you so many more tips and pointers on many other recipes and styles of pasta etc. Thanks again Francesca for a wonderful morning/afternoon!
My husband and I really enjoyed this Tuscan cooking class and getting to know Francesca. The class felt so authentic and we felt very welcome in her lovely home. Everything was rea…
Juliane
September 2020
Awesome cooking class in Francescas home We had a fanastic. Cooking class in Francescas house. From the warm welcome till the end. At the beginning we got some antipasti. And then we started to cook to different dishes including making pasta from the beginning by hand. We felt like coming home and cook with the family. We could really really recommend this experience.
Awesome cooking class in Francescas home We had a fanastic. Cooking class in Francescas house. From the warm welcome till the end. At the beginning we got some antipasti. And then…
Shelli
March 2020
Francesca is kind and caring. She goes out of her way to make her guests feel welcome, comfortable and special. She is a very special person and I would recommend her unconditionally.
Suyoung
December 2019
It's the best experience for my family. I did with my parents and parents-in-law and my baby&husband. we were big family, 7 people. she offered really good atmosphere and food. Also, she took care of my baby who is 1 year old. For all of my parents, it was first time to cook italian food and to eat real italian food. They are still talk about this cooking class. For them this experience is better than the Colosseum. Thanks for everything. If I go to Italy again, I surely go there and do it again. MISS YOU!!^^*
It's the best experience for my family. I did with my parents and parents-in-law and my baby&husband. we were big family, 7 people. she offered really good atmosphere and food. Als…

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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.
Vegetarian
Vegan
Peanut allergy
Pescatarian
Egg-free
Tree nut allergy
Dairy-free
Soy-free

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

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

More tips

Guests need a car to reach the house otherwise we can arrange transport by authorized transporters (extra-price ). If you don't find a date available please contact us

What to bring

Love & Curiosity for food, enthusiasm, mobile & camera for making photos & videos , big appetite and good vibes only :-)