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The “Introduction to Tuscan Cuisine” is a cooking tour designed by Good Tastes of Tuscany to let you enjoy Tuscany as a land of authentic and traditional food. Here, you will discover the secrets of our traditional dishes taught by Italian Chefs and you will experience gems such local markets, Chianti region and its wine, small towns and much more: discussions on the history of Tuscan diet, typical dishes and bread, peasant foods and, above all, how gastronomy has changed throughout the medieval and renaissance ages up until modern times.
All of this, with a hands on approach that will guide you into the preparation of our traditional recipes, perfecting the skills of Tuscan cookery in the original kitchen of the 14th Century Villa Pandolfini and the 13rd century Tower Pandolfini.
If you love Tuscany, then this is the cooking tour you have been looking for: charming medieval town, people and their culture, centuries old traditions, art and culture and, of course, the great food and wine of the Good Tastes of Tuscany.
The price of 2300 € per participant* is inclusive of accommodation in one of our villas; meals as specified and a welcome basket with breakfast items, cold cuts, cheeses, breads, yoghurt and so on; historic tour, visit to central market in Florence with a guide; lunch, wine tasting and pizza dinner; local area tour with breakfast and lunk in Artimino; a four days intensive cooking class and instructions from the chefs, all food ingredients, five courses lunch on the four vacation cooking days, the final farewell dinner; a “Good Tastes of Tuscany” apron, your Tuscan Recipe Book and all taxes**.
*This price is based on double occupancy. Any single supplements will be charged an extra € 300 per week.
**There is a 4% booking fee.
Non cooking Participants: The price of € 1,900 per participant based on double occupancy (single room supplement of €300 if requested) is inclusive of accommodation, welcome and farewell class dinners, welcome basket, visit to central market in Florence with lunch and transfers, 'Southern Tuscany Day Tour' including breakfast, lunch, wine tasting and pizza dinner, local market trip, transfers and lunch in Artimino,five course meals after the classes & all taxes except the 4%. Not included: any additional meals, optional day tours, transfers, car rental, any tips, groceries purchased for your private accommodations, rental of cell phones, any additional cleaning or maid service, purchase of estate wine and olive oil.
The following can be provided at an additional cost:
- Airport transfers on request from Pisa, Rome or Florence Airports.
- Hotels, bed and breakfasts, villas or apartments for those wanting to extend their stay in Italy.
- We can book outings & tours. Please ask for our complete Tours list