Private live streaming cooking classes on Tuscan specialties

Availability: Mondays , Tuesdays , Wednesdays , Thursdays , Fridays , Saturdays , Sundays
Duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours



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Private on-line live cooking classes

2020 virtual activities!  new service in the era of social distancing

We know you would like to travel and come to visit Italy, Tuscany, spend time with us and discover the hidden gems of our country. We know you are thrilled to experience the highlight of your trip to Italy with Arianna & Friends’s culinary and cultural tours, try local food and enjoy delicious wines. But instead, we have to wait to meet you in person little longer this time.

So, we are ready to share with you our fantastic culinary traditions in a different way: we are offering private live streaming cooking classes from our Tuscan kitchens! Are you in? It is a great way to stay connected and for you, a great way to almost feel like you are visiting Tuscany with us, while staying safely home. We will both share with you the recipes of our families, and tell you about our culture and traditions. Get virtually into our private kitchen and, as good friends, let’s cook together, sipping some good wine! It will be a fun and educational experience. Connect via Zoom and enjoy your wonderful cooking day!

 

 

 

WHERE?

The unique setting of your kitchen
The location of this cooking class cannot be more familiar to you! Stay safely home in this moment of diffused lockdowns and enjoy a live streaming cooking class right in your kitchen. You do not need very specific tools and it is not important to be well acquainted with advanced cooking techniques. You will have a lot of fun just using the equipments you have by learning some simple and efficient cooking approaches.


WHO?

The chance to extend the class to your family, relatives and friends
If you want to share this experience with other people of your circle, we give you the possibility to share this private class with your family, relatives or friends even if they are staying somewhere else. You can sign up together with others in your party for up to 3 different connected devices, located in any place. It will be a lot of fun all together, yet still respecting social distancing.

Arianna or Massimo as your tutors
We are two Tuscan natives, Arianna and Massimo, and we are founders and owners of the specialty tour operator Arianna & Friends. We have been giving cooking in-person classes to visitors of Tuscany for over 13 years together with our local “granny style” chefs as speakers and story-tellers/guides. Since April 2020 we have been giving oline cooking classes to our guests from all over the world, with the same informal and friendly style, and with the same passion and love. We are glad to share our knowledge and expertise with you too!


WHAT?

We will agree on the menu of the class
The first step after you contact us is agreeing on the menu of our cooking class. Here below you find a menu list for you to choose from. There are three formulas:


Menu options

Menu formula A:

1 type of fresh pasta + 1 sauce – Duration: min 1.5 hours

Menu formula B:

2 dishes from the list below (no fresh pasta) – Duration: min 2 hours

Menu formula C:

1 type of fresh pasta + 1 sauce + 1 other dish from the list below – Duration: min 2.5 hours

A delicious lunch or dinner after the class
The class is a great and amusing opportunity to prepare your dinner or lunch, which you will enjoy right in the end. We will have the chance to have some nice toasts, even if from a far distance, and appoint to meet in real once all this will be over.

 

WHEN & HOW LONG?

We will study the best timing according to your time zone
As we will be airing from Italy (Central European Time, CET +1), it is important that the timing for the class is agreed on. We will choose the best timing also considering that each class takes a minimum of 90 minutes for the A menu formula to 2.5 hours for the C menu formula (time for your meal not considered).

 

HOW?

We will send you a zoom invitation

 

HOW TO SIGN UP & PAY?

 

PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

  1. DOWNLOAD OUR BOOKING FORM – PDF version or DOC version and fill it in the with your booking details & your credit card details
  2. Send the form back per email to: info@ariannandfriends.com

 

PAYMENTS BY PAYPAL

Please use this link or click in the button below.  PayPal name of our company on your records: ARIANNA FR (ARIANNA AND FRIENDS)

Paypal us

 

PAYMENTS BY BANK WIRE

  1. DOWNLOAD OUR BOOKING FORM – PDF version or DOC version and fill it in the with your booking details 
  2. Find the details for a bank wire at the bottom of this page or in the form and order a bank transfer.
    Please, note that all transaction expenses shall be on your side.
  3. Send the form and the bank statement back per email to: info@ariannandfriends.com


Beneficiary Name: Arianna and Friends S.r.l.
Beneficiary Address: Via G. Carducci 9, 56037 Peccioli (PI)
Bank name: BANCO BPM, Filiale di Peccioli
IBAN code: IT26D0503471100000000001381
SWIFT: BAPPIT21T90
REASON: LIVE STREAMING COOKING CLASS

 


Here are the menu options for you to choose from – Winter recipes
FRESH PASTAS

  • Hand-made pasta: tagliatelle or pappardelle
  • Hand-made pasta: ravioli stuffed with potatoes
  • Hand made pasta: ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach
  • Fresh potato gnocchi
PASTA SAUCES
for fresh pasta, dry pasta or gnocchi

  • Tuscan meat ragu
  • Tuscan white ragu (with no tomato)
  • Boscaiola sauce: with mushrooms, sausages, olives, pinenuts
  • Mushroom sauce: with fresh and dried mushrooms
  • Arianna’s sauce: with onion, pork sausage, pinenuts & tomatoes
  • Carbonara sauce: with eggs, guanciale bacon & cheese (to be combined only with dried pasta to buy like spaghetti or rigatoni)
  • Amatriciana sauce: with guanciale bacon, peeled tomatoes, pecorino cheese (to be combined only with dried pasta to buy like spaghetti or rigatoni)
  • Burro e salvia: butter & sage topping (only for ravioli with ricotta & spinach or for gnocchi).

IF YOU ARE NOT INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO MAKE FRESH PASTA,
YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO MAKE PASTA SAUCES FOR DRIED PASTA, WE WILL TELL YOU HOW TO COMBINE AT THE BEST PASTA AND SAUCE

SOUPS

  • Pappa al pomodoro: thick bread soup with tomato, garlic and sage
  • Minestra di ceci: typical chickpea soup
  • Pasta e fagioli: traditional bean soup with small shaped dry pasta
RISOTTOS

  • Risotto with mushrooms sauce
  • Risotto with leek and pork sausage sauce
MEAT COURSES AND STEWS

  • Spezzatino Toscano al vino rosso: Tuscan beef stew in red wine
  • Spezzatino con patate alla Pisana: Pisan beef stew cooked with potatoes
  • Bracioline rifatte: thin slices of beef deep fried and put in a tomato sauce with garlic and rosemary
  • Pollo alla cacciatora: chicken stew with black olives
  • Pollo al limone di mamma Sonia: chicken cooked with lemon after Sonia’s recipe
  • Filetto di maiale ai funghi: pork tender loin with mushrooms
  • Filetto di maiale al forno: pork tender loin baked in the oven with a bread case and bacon
  • Cinghiale in umido: wild boar stew with black olives. Possibly with polenta
  • Ossobuco. Possibly with polenta
DESSERTS

  • Traditional tiramisu with coffee and chocolate
  • Orange Tiramisu with orange and cinnamon
  • Cantuccini: almond dry biscuits to dip in sweet wine, with possible chocolate version
  • Salamino: chocolate salami-shaped dessert
Arianna's cooking classes from home

All stuff and materials ready for cooking

 

These are some of the specialties that you can prepare during our virtual cooking class:

In our cooking class we like telling you a lot about Tuscan farms and farmers' cooking traditions, introducing you to Tuscan people with their personal stories, careers and characters.
In this special kind of class, you will have Arianna or Massimo who will explain to you how to prepare many delicious recipes they have learned in over 13 years of cooking classes as guides and speakers with local Tuscan granny chefs.

Arianna

guide

Massimo

guide
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Rates Table

Rate for this service vary according to the number of the dishes prepared. For extra connections a surcharge applies.
Please, see rates in the table below.

Live streaming cooking classes on Tuscan specialties

PRIVATE CLASS AVAILABLE EVERY DAY

Menu option Total rate per main connection*

Menu formula A:

1 fresh pasta + 1 sauce – Duration: min 1.5 hours

€ 100

Menu formula B:

2 dishes from our list (no fresh pasta) – Duration: min 2 hours

€ 110

Menu formula C:

1 fresh pasta + 1 sauce + 1 any other dish from our list – Duration: min 2.5 hours

€ 120

Extra connection:

if you want to share this lovely experience with friends and/or family, you can ask them to connect along with you
and create a small conference call. Up to 4 extra connections are possible.

€ 10

 

Any extra money you would like to add as a donation for us will be highly appreciated

 

Rates are not per person, but per main connection regardless of the numbe of participants. You can be joined by other relatives or friends, who are staying somewhere else, and make a conference call. It can be for a maximum of 4 extra connections.Cost for every extra connection: € 10.

 

HOW TO SIGN UP & PAY?

 

PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD

  1. DOWNLOAD OUR BOOKING FORM – PDF version or DOC version and fill it in the with your booking details & your credit card details
  2. Send the form back per email to: info@ariannandfriends.com

 

PAYMENTS BY PAYPAL

Please use this link or click in the button below.  PayPal name of our company on your records: ARIANNA FR (ARIANNA AND FRIENDS)

Paypal us

 

PAYMENTS BY BANK WIRE

  1. DOWNLOAD OUR BOOKING FORM – PDF version or DOC version and fill it in the with your booking details 
  2. Find the details for a bank wire at the bottom of this page or in the form and order a bank transfer.
    Please, note that all transaction expenses shall be on your side.
  3. Send the form and the bank statement back per email to: info@ariannandfriends.com


Beneficiary Name: Arianna and Friends S.r.l.
Beneficiary Address: Via G. Carducci 9, 56037 Peccioli (PI)
Bank name: BANCO BPM, Filiale di Peccioli
IBAN code: IT26D0503471100000000001381
SWIFT: BAPPIT21T90
REASON: LIVE STREAMING COOKING CLASS

 

Rates include

  • Live tuition (1.5 to 2.5 hours) in English language (German, Spanish or Russian also available).
  • Recipe PDF files of all specialties prepared

Rates do NOT include

  • Ingredients for cooking
  • Tools & materials

On-line Cooking Class with Arianna during the quarantine

Arianna and friends are offering on-line cooking classes which are as excellent as those they offer in person. Being confined, anywhere in the world, is difficult and can be depressing, but Arianna came to our rescue with this brilliant idea.

We are already so impressed with their tour group, having used them since 2012 on our first trip to Italy, and every trip there after. We have appreciated their expertise, organization, original ideas, contacts, attention to detail – and just how friendly and welcoming each person in their group is.

We can’t get to Italy right now, so Arianna brought Italy to us! We’ve done 2 of her on-line cooking classes (and hope to do a few more!) and have made some amazing ravioli with spinach & ricotta filling, once with white ragu sauce, and this time with her own special sauce (and a bonus of butter sage sauce!); the first class we learned to make an incredibly flavorful pork tenderloin with mushrooms. This class she introduced us to her Mom’s recipe for lemon chicken. Superb! The class lasted about 3 hours and we used the Skype platform. She made it easy to access!

Arianna is SO organized, knowledgeable, humorous, and a gifted instructor. Her English is excellent and we love how she infuses cooking tips and Italian culture into each class. We’ve learned SO much from her and her very talented staff.

We highly (HIGHLY!) recommend this opportunity to lighten the weight of the pandemic. She offers a truly amazing gift to us!

Mari and Tom

 

Mari, Tom and their friends cooking with Arianna

Arianna and some participants to our class

LOCATION OF THE VIRTUAL COOKING VENUE:
This cooking class takes place in two different locations: you will be home in your kitchen and Arianna or Massimo will be home in Tuscany, in their kitchens.

MEET-UP TIME:
We will correspond per Email, Whatsapp or Skype and agree on the best time for you to have the live streaming class. It has to be agreed on due to different time zones.

MENU:
The menu will be decided by your party from a menu list we provide in our correspondence.

FOOD & TOOLS:
You will have to buy yourself all ingredients and provide some necessary tools. We will give you detailed information on all you are supposed to have for the class. We will give you also alternatives in case you do not have all is required.

FOOD RESTRICTIONS:
If you have any food restriction, please inform us during the email correspondence. We will agree on a menu that suits all people in your party.

DURATION:
This program takes 1.5 or 2.5 hours, depending on the chosen menu. Time for following lunch or dinner is not included.

AVAILABILITY:
Available all the year through, any day of the week.

LANGUAGE:
This class is available in English, German, Spanish, Russian or Italian.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
Easy

CHILD FRIENDLY:
Ideal for children

CLOTHING:
No particular clothing required.

TRANSPORTATION:
This program does not imply any transportation.
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