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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking class at the historical villa in Impruneta. We actually got a private lesson with Giuditta because no one else signed up for our time slot. It was fabulous. She explained everthing so well and made it look easy. All our dishes were delicious, and it was so nice sitting in the garden at the villa with the olive trees around, eating our creations and sipping wine.
We would recommend to anyone who likes to dabble in the kitchen!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sue S
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Chef_Giuditta, Front Office Manager at ItCooking - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2018

Hi Sue and Tim,
Thanks for your comments Giuditta is very happy that you enjoyed the lesson and her teaching. If you need help to prepare the Italian dishes that you have learned to make Giuditta will be happy to answer your questions.
Best Regards
ItCooking Team

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip! We did not select a meal ahead of time, so Guiditta picked the menu-fresh tomato sauce, lasagna (homemade pasta of course) and tiramisu. These are recipes with which we are familiar, but Guiditta incorporated our preferences into her recommendations. She shared many techniques that we continue to use at home. The kitchen was clean and organized-all ingredients on hand, but not prepped. We were guided through the recipes, but the class was hands on for all of us (3 people). Guiditta was pleasant, patient and professional. We learned a lot and enjoyed getting to know her. Afterwards we ate in the garden and discussed the recipes we had prepared-Guiditta reviewed the recipes and noted adjustments we had made.It really was a wonderful experience!

Date of experience: July 2017
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Chef_Giuditta, Public Relations Manager at ItCooking - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Grazie, thanks for your nice review, I am happy you enjoyed my cooking class and I hope that once back home you will be able to prepare for your family and for your friends the dishes you have learned from my class.

Cordiali saluti
Giuditta

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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 days of cooking lessons with Chef Giuditta!

We had previously only planned to have one lesson but the first session was so good that we asked Giuditta if we could have one more lesson with her, to which she kindly agreed.

We learnt how to make Gnocchi with pesto, fresh pasta (made into Lasagne, Fettucini and Angel Hair), risotto, biscotti, meat sauce, bechamel sauce and even learnt recipes for traditional Italian food that we did not know of before, within just 2 lessons (3-4 hours each)!

Giuditta is passionate about her Italian heritage which allowed us to learn so much about Italian food and history as well. She was patient and detailed in her demonstrations and teaching, which made the pace of learning manageable and easy to follow. She also went out of her way to help us find the appropriate wines and ingredients, even staying back after the dinner to revise the method and ingredients with us so that we will remember it well and answering any questions we might have. Her lessons are practical, reproducible, and we learn may simple techniques and "grandma's tricks" that made a whole lot of difference to the authenticity and quality of the dish. Giuditta is a purist of Italian cooking but very pragmatic and sincerely helpful. She is a delight to learn from , and so much fun !

Not only that, she is both friendly and personable which makes the whole lesson thoroughly enjoyable and captivating. We would definitely recommend taking on more than one lesson with Giuditta!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 5, 2017

Our family of five attended a pasta cooking class at the Villa Saladini. We made three different pastas and sauces including lasagna. Our chef/instructor Giuditta was wonderful. She was very personable, fun, patient and a wonderful chef. This was by far the best meal we had in Italy and we made it ourselves (with lots of help.) We can't wait to try the techniques at home. I would highly recommend ITCooking and Giuditta. Best day ever!!

Date of experience: May 2017
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Chef_Giuditta, Guest Relations Manager at ItCooking - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thanks for your nice review, I am happy you enjoyed my cooking class and I hope that once back home you were able to prepare for your family and for your friends the dishes you have learned from me.

Cordiali saluti
Giuditta

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Reviewed June 4, 2017

Four of us -- two novice and two skilled cooks -- joined by four fellow travellers, had a wonderful time cooking, learning and eating! Our chef instructor, Giuditia, made this a memorable experience.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Chef_Giuditta, Guest Relations Manager at ItCooking - Day Classes, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2017

Thanks for your nice review, I am happy you enjoyed my cooking class and I hope that once back home you were able to prepare for your family and for your friends the dishes you have learned from me.

Cordiali saluti
Giuditta

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