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One day hands on Cooking and Pastry courses at Babs Kitchen cooking school at Impruneta, in the heart of Chianti, in Tuscany. The courses are taught by Chef Barbara Jakusconek (Chef Babs), a Cordon Bleu trained Chef and Sommelier. Typical Italian...more
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Via Prachatice 16, 50023, Impruneta, Italy
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Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife, longtime friends and I met another couple for was a wonderful highlight of our most recent trip to Italy. We love Tuscany and all of the sites. But, if you are looking for something culturally interesting and just a lot of fun, spend...More

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2015

I am finally learning how to reply to the reviews so please forgive me if it took me so long to get back to your lovely words. I remember that day so clearly it was the day of the fair in Impruneta and after the...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2018

We had Barbera come to our villa and give a lesson in Panzanella (bread salad), crespelle alla Fiorentina (spinach and feta stuffed crepes with bechamel sauce), coniglio alla cacciatore (rabbit), and crostata marmellada (peach pie). My oh, my! Delicious. She brought her Mom to help...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

We hired Babs to prepare a special birthday dinner while we were visiting Impruneta. Not only is she a wonderful chef, she is also a fabulous baker as well! Babs arrived on time and immediately got to work cooking our meal, and let us watch...More

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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We were lucky to have Barbara come to our rented farmhouse outside Siena to cook a delicious 4-course dinner to celebrate my sisters 80th birthday. She made it such a lovely evening for all of us. Easygoing, serviceminded, we will highly recommend for this kind...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2016

We arranged for Babs to teach a cooking class at the villa we rented for a tour. She was delightful and so was the food. It was one of the highlights of our trip, we will hire her again on our next tour. Highly recommended!

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

Thank you so much. I had an amazing time with your group. I actually find myself looking at the photos of the event. Great memories with amazing people. Thank you, Babs

Reviewed October 26, 2016

No trip to Tuscany is complete without experiencing Babs Kitchen!! My wife and I were on our honeymoon and this was not only the highlight of our trip, but one of the best overall travel experiences I can remember. Barbara is an amazing chef with...More

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2016

Thank you so much. It is so nice to hear that you enjoyed the experience. I was happy to be part of your vacation and Honeymoon. I hope you will be reproducing some of those dishes and thinking of Tuscany and me while making them....More

Reviewed October 10, 2016

On our recent trip to Florence we spent a day with Barbara visiting two wineries in the Chianti region. Not only did we enjoy the tours and the wine tasting, but Barbara was a terrific guide who made you feel like a friend. In addition...More

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2016

Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and the company. I hope this Tuscan memory will bright up every day. Thank you again, Babs

Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Our food was excellent. Doing things like this bring people so much closer. We all so enjoyed the adventure of getting there. S great tour of small italian villages.

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2016

Thank you so much. Impruneta is an amazing place. I really enjoyed spending such a lovely day with you all. Babs

Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Barbara is excellent! We cooked a 5 course lunch with another couple and had a blast. Barbara speaks fluent Italian and English, offers a variety of recipes and her hospitality is top notch. We went to her industrial kitchen in her home and enjoyed lunch...More

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2016

Thank you so much. It was an amazing day. I was so glad to be part of an important event like your honeymoon. In Italian we say Grazie dal profondo del mio cuore (thank you from the bottom of my heart). Babs

Reviewed August 27, 2016

My husband and I adored Babs and the cooking class experience. It was certainly a highlight of our honeymoon in Italy, and we felt so lucky to have stumbled upon the class. It was a last minute choice for us since we weren't sure what...More

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2016

I am so sorry for the delay in writing this note. Thank you so much, it always means a lot to me to know that people enjoy my classes and of course my company. I am glad you had a lovely evening and enjoyed my...More

Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Italy. So much fun and so enjoyable. We had a bit of a drama missing our flights but Babs was very accommodating and changed our lesson date with no problems. Babs was so, so lovely, very knowledgable,...More

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Babsj78, Owner at Babs Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

Thank you for your kind words. I apologize if replying only now. I really enjoyed our morning together. I know I also repeat myself and I know I always say the same thing to everyone but I do think that I am lucky. I always...More

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