- Authentic cooking school on a Tuscan farm -
-COOKING SCHOOL IN VALDERA  

MY TUSCAN KITCHEN
The first cooking school FOR GROUPS
in the region of Pisa and Volterra



A battuto competition!




Delicious ravioli



Making fresh pasta is fun!



Group photo with all dishes prepared




The premises of our school on a Tuscan farm

MY TUSCAN KITCHEN
Cooking school in the rural Tuscany



WEEKLY PROGRAM
Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon or Friday morning





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My Tuscan Kitchen, the first cooking school in the Valdera area, is launching its weekly calendar for small groups.
The program commences on:


The calendar 2015 starts from
January 7th

During this first cooking class our guests prepared a typical Tuscan menu together with our experienced local chef and a helpful English speaking assistant.

The cooking venue is at a very authentic farm house 4 kms from Peccioli where you can enjoy wonderful surrounding views on a charming hilly countryside.

Adults and children, foodies and fans of Tuscany in general are welcome to participate. Our local chef teaches you how to prepare some of the most traditional recipes of Tuscany and Italy, using just fresh and genuine ingredients.

Our assistant tells you a lot of anectodes and facts about the country life style of Tuscany along with interesting information on its history and traditions.

At the end of this amazing hands-on and educational experience, everyone sit at the table, toast with some good local wine and enjoy the dishes prepared and the company of the whole group.

This is not only cooking, it is an authentic Tuscan experience.

Let’s mEat!




 




Working around the table



Using passatutto



Hard work



Eggs and flour to make pasta



A school with garden



Applause for the chefs


MY TUSCAN KITCHEN
General info about our joinable cooking classes


WHEN?
Our cooking classes take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons or on Friday mornings focusing on different topics. Please, see all details in our calendar.

WHERE?
Our cooking classes TAKE PLACE AT OUR COOKING SCHOOL IN THE VALDERA AREA (among Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra). The cooking school is in a charming farmhouse near the village of Peccioli. Our address is: km 15+500 della Strada Provinciale delle Colline per Legoli, n°19, 56036 Palaia (Pisa) - GPS 43° 33' 49" N 10° 44' 45" E.

WHAT?
Each class implies the preparation of your dinner or lunch including several courses according to the program. During your meal fitting local red or white wines will be served as well.

WHO?
Each class is held by an experienced cook, a typical Tuscan "mamma" who got her training in her mum's kitchen in turn. Along with the chef is a friendly and helpful assistant, speaking English and Italian and ready to answer any question of yours.
All lessons can be held in German, French, Spanish or Russian too.

The number of participants in each class varies from 2 to 14 people.

HOW?
You meet all the other participants and wear your apron and hat before having an initial toast. Then we start cooking and you follow the instructions of the cook and the assistant. The atmosphere is informal and friendly and the class aims at showing the local country lifestyle around the table.




 

 

MY TUSCAN KITCHEN
Details about the different classes

TYPICAL TUSCAN MENU - On Wednesday afternoons
DURATION: 3 hours + dinner
PREPARATION:
4 courses - Antipasto, Primo, Secondo and Dessert
FOLLOWED BY:
Full dinner with local wines included

PIZZA MAKING CLASS - On Tuesday afternoons
DURATION: 2 hours + lunch
PREPARATION:
3 courses - Assorted pizzas, focaccias and sweet pizzas
FOLLOWED BY:
Full lunch with local wines or drinks included

MAMA'S CAKES - On Friday mornings
DURATION: 2 hours + lunch
PREPARATION:
4 desserts: several cakes, cookies and tarts.
FOLLOWED BY:
Tasting of the desserts and light lunch prepared by the chef, with local wines or drinks included

PASTA LAB - On Friday mornings
DURATION: 2,5 hours + lunch
PREPARATION:
3 courses - Pasta, ravioli, gnocchi with assorted sauces
FOLLOWED BY:
Full lunch with local wines or drinks included

SPECIAL TRUFFLE FOCUS - On Wednesday afternoons
(4 dates in the year: please check calender)
DURATION: 2 hours + lunch
PREPARATION:
3 courses - Potato pasticcio, tagliolini and fried egg
FOLLOWED BY:
Full lunch with local wines or drinks included

 



 

 



Cantucttini alle mandorle


Fagioli all'uccelletta or "rifatti"



Radicchio and cauliflower in Autumn



Pizza margherita



Amused children



Amused teenagers

 

RATES AND ENQUIRIES

 

MY TUSCAN KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL
Small group cooking classes every week


- Rates 2015 -

TYPICAL TUSCAN MENU - - 4 dishes, 3 hours + dinner
Adults
€ 75
Teenagers 13-17 yrs
€ 50
Children 4-12 yrs
€ 25


SPECIAL DATES WITH TRUFFLE FOCUS - We arrange a special menu twice in March with Marzolino truffle, with a surcharge of € 15 per person,
and twice in November with White truffle, with a surcharge of
€ 25 per person. SEE THE DATES ON THE CALENDAR.

PIZZA CLASS - - 3 dishes, 2 hours + lunch
Adults
€ 70
Teenagers 13-17 yrs
€ 40
Children 4-12 yrs
€ 20
MAMA'S CAKES - - 3 dishes, 2 hours + lunch
Adults
€ 65
Teenagers 13-17 yrs
€ 40
Children 4-12 yrs
€ 20
PASTA LAB - - 4 dishes, 2,5 hours + lunch
Adults
€ 65
Teenagers 13-17 yrs
€ 40
Children 4-12 yrs
€ 20

MY TUSCAN KITCHEN COOKING SCHOOL
Small group cooking classes every week


- Calendar 2015 -






RATES INCLUDE:

+ private cook
+ English speaking assistant (available also in German, French, Russian, Spanish and Italian)
+ cooking class
+ all food & wine
+ printed material
+ personal aprons and hats as souvenirs
+ served full dinner or lunch
+ tax


RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

- Transportation to our location in Peccioli, between Pisa and Volterra.
Please, see box below for further details.


Transportation

Rates do not include transportation.

MORE ABOUT TRANSPORTATION FOR THIS TOUR
This class takes place in the area of Peccioli and Lajatico, a rural region between Pisa and San Gimignano where little public transport service is offered.
Here are the transportation options for you to reach the destinations of the tour.
1.
- CAR RENTAL
We can help you find the best car rental solution from your hotel, agriturismo or private villa. We will book your car and give you detailled road instructions to meet us for the tour. If you rented your car on your own we will give you just any necessary road instruction.
2.
- VESPA SCOOTER RENTAL
You can add some action to this tour! Rent a Vespa scooter from our garage in Pontedera and ride it throughout the tour. Our guide will meet you in Pontedera and you will follow him/her to the several destinations.
3.
- CHAUFFEURED CAR RENTAL
Enjoy all the comfort of a private driver collecting you at your location on a luxury van! We will arrange a chauffeured car service from any location in Tuscany for the whole day of the tour.


MY TUSCAN KITCHEN
Our location

Our address


MY TUSCAN KITCHEN - COOKING SCHOOL IN VALDERA

km 15+500 della Strada Provinciale delle Colline per Legoli, n°19, 56036 Palaia (Pisa) GPS 43° 33' 49" N 10° 44' 45" E.



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Major facility Kms City/Town Kms
Pisa Airport 43 Pisa 43
Florence Airport 75 Florence 75
FI-PI-LI Freeway
(exit Pontedera)
18 Leghorn 45
A1 Highway
(exit Scandicci)
69 Siena 71
A12 Highway
(exit Pisa centro)
45 Lucca 42
Railway station
(Pontedera)
18 Volterra 29
Leghorn Harbour (Livorno) 45 San Gimignano 35

 

Testimonials from our guests

COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we received on from Raya, who enjoyed one of our small group cooking classes at My Tuscan Kitchen's cooking school.


Hello Arianna Good morning From Tel -Aviv!
thank you very much for the Toscan cooking class on the 7/11/13 in Agriturismo La Ca ' Solare. Mrs. Ester was very good teacher and the translator( sory i forgot his name) was very good as well. I hope to come again for 2 step of cooking class in Toscany.
Thanks again
Raya

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COMMENTS OF OUR GUESTS


This is an email we received
from Gianna, who spent a week in Tuscany with her beautiful family:

Dear Arianna, Massimo, and friends!

You were a great help in making our trip a success! We really appreciated the last minute accommodation arrangements. And the whole group had a great time with the olive oil and dairy tour and then the market tour and cooking class. We learned a lot about tuscan food and wine, had great fun, and ate wonderful, local food. Rafael already made the mushroom bruschetta are we are looking forward to trying to replicate the carciofi risotto and veal in chianti.

Mille Grazie e Ciao,
Gianna

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MY TUSCAN KITCHEN
COOKING SCHOOL

 

ENQUIRE ABOUT A COOKING CLASS AT OUR SCHOOL


1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:
Name:
E-mail:
Surname:
Tel. n.:
Country:
 

2. BOOKING INFORMATION:
Please, specify the day in which you would like to book a cooking lesson and check availability:
On:

If you can be flexible, specify the time range in which you would like to book one cooking class and check availability:
From:
To:
 
What kind of lesson do you prefer?
Pasta lab Pizza class Mama's cakes
Cooking with Truffles Typical Tuscan Menu
 
N. of adults:
N. of teenagers:
(13-17 years old)
N. of children:
(4-12 years old)
 
Languages spoken?
English Italiano Deutsch
Français Español Русский

3. YOUR REQUEST:

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