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Cook Italy

Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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Fun cooking experience

Thanks Carmelita for a fabulous time where we all learnt so much about our dishes we made as well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
via mobile
Carmelita's Bolonga.. very special

Carmelita is a wonderful host - As she walks you through the Bolonga markets she freely shares so... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
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Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table day class, half day classes, 3 night courses. As my classes are for very small numbers they fill up quickly and the first months to fill are April/May and September/October so plan ahead! I offer home cooking in a well air-conditioned home kitchen making updated, well plated, traditional Italian meals and my apartment is right in the heart of the historic city. Beginners, experienced cooks, professional chefs, families with children all welcome! I do my utmost to give you a memorable day and a great culinary experience and teach all the classes personally. And if you or your travelling partner/s don't fancy cooking, I offer a morning market food tour ending in a light lunch to introduce you to Bologna, its history and its food. And an unusual evening tour too, just email to ask!
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Carmelita for a fabulous time where we all learnt so much about our dishes we made as well as Italy. We love to cook in New Zealand but Carmelita’s class was full of great little tips that make Italian food delicious. All our family...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Carmelita is a wonderful host - As she walks you through the Bolonga markets she freely shares so much information about the different stalls and providers; so much context and history, it makes for a great start to the day. The food preparation is perfectly...More

1  Thank Spitfire67
Reviewed 6 December 2017

A very big thank you to Carmelita for making my birthday a very special one ❤️ I had the most wonderful time exploring the markets, choosing truly fresh tasty ingredients and a superb bottle of local vino (along with several nibbles on route 😊) preparing...More

1  Thank harris0nkaren
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Very prompt Carmelita is. A great story teller about Bologna and parts of its food history and the love for true pasta that makes this region #1 for foodies. Simply put- you can either stand around and watch ( no thank you) or jump in...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

My wife and I recently enjoyed our Cook Italy day with Carmelita. She learned English in British schools as a child growing up in Malta. She is extremely knowledgeable, and is a very good listener. We had told her some dishes we wanted to make,...More

2  Thank tinsleypoo
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The was the most authentic wonderful day on our two week adventure in Italy. It was beyond perfect, more than one could imagine and great for all ages. Carmelita is so lovely and we had ages 24-84 join in the fun afternoon. Every part from...More

1  Thank Kristine S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

My husband and I very much enjoyed our market and cooking class with Carmelita. We started our morning out at the central market in Bologna, purchasing the items needed for our three course meal. Our first course was pasta made from scratch with a sauce...More

Thank vidiorose
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Based on the reviews on here, we booked a class for the two of us with Carmelita that would have us preparing three kinds of pasta and three sauces. We were not disappointed. On the day of the class we met Carmelita near her apartment...More

1  Thank JimSeth
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This cooking class was fantastic! Met up with Carmelita in the market, and had coffee before touring all the vendors. She picked up ingredients as we gawped at all the delicious things on offer – at the fruit and veg stands, the delis with their...More

1  Thank Beth206
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Where to begin? The day started out at the market where we were given great insight to all the best local produce. Carmelita gave us an excellent and fascinating explanation of the history of Bologna and it's amazing cuisine, this additional info & context helps...More

1  Thank Zara W
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Damaris L
23 July 2016|
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Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Sorry missed this, I do not expect to find requests for bookings here. People usually send a Trip Advisor request or else they send an enquiry from my website. My apologies!
Pamela W
27 March 2016|
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Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
I have sent you an answer already Pamela, in response to the email you also sent me. Thank you for getting in touch!
7 November 2015|
Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
As it says on my website, my Bologna classes are for very small groups, not more than 6 people at a time.