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Cook Italy

Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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Five Stars are not Enough!

This was a highlight of my whole trip. We started with a "market tour" in Bologna (after meeting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Holly D
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Victoria
Cook Italy - a great way to learn to cook some lovely new dishes and experience Bologna with a knowledgable guide.

We travelled to Bologna for a long weekend as a birthday treat for my sister. Our Cook Italy Market... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ClaireDossett
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table cooking classes, both day classes and half day classes. My classes are for very small numbers, they fill up quickly. 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. Any questions, just email to ask!
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Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a highlight of my whole trip. We started with a "market tour" in Bologna (after meeting Carmelita over espresso:) where we went into small, true culinary artisan shops to see the finest Italian products (think cheese that will make you cry) and meet...More

Thank Holly D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We travelled to Bologna for a long weekend as a birthday treat for my sister. Our Cook Italy Market to Table class was on the Saturday. Prior to arrival Carmelita was in contact to inform us about the class and provide details about the course...More

2  Thank ClaireDossett
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We recently spent a week in Bologna as part of a family trip, and had a fantastic experience cooking with Carmelita! My parents love to explore markets and learn about local cuisine wherever they travel, and with Bologna's reputation as a "food capital" of the...More

1  Thank CharlestonSafari
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually, it’s more than a cooking class. It’s a cultural tour through Italy. Carmelita is a most knowledgeable tour guide and engaging culinary master. We signed up for the full day and were treated to the history of the entire region and historical insights that...More

1  Thank ronie_schmelz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend the day. Met in the morning at the market place in Bologna and proceeded with our small group size of 4 plus Carmelita to buy ingredients, learn about vendors, what to look for, what to avoid. Also received a...More

Thank Michele G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us were on a business trip from the US to Bologna and decided to book some precious time off for a cooking lesson with Carmelita. BEST time in Bologna! She knows the city and its food inside and out, from the vendors with...More

1  Thank deniseF4672FY
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Carmelita made us feel very relaxed and comfortable from the moment we met her. We had a wonderful time walking through the market selecting ingredients for the delicious meals to come. Learning how to make real Tagliatelle al Ragù Bolognese and Garganelli Egg Pasta Quills...More

1  Thank John C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Bologna for many things, but food was one of the most important. We wanted both an overall orientation to the city, and a specific dive into Bologna and Emilia-Romagna cooking. Carmelita gave us hands-down one of the best food tours AND cooking...More

1  Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our morning with Carmelita surpassed all expectations. From start to finish Carmelita was so knowledgeable and took so much care to teach us how to cook the most delicious three course lunch. She welcomed us into her home and gave us the most authentic, interesting...More

1  Thank JMCKFHEVS
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My day with Carmelita was outstanding. We met in the market area and had a coffee and pastry at one of her favorite spots. Then, we proceeded to venture out into local shops of meat, cheese, bread and produce. The experience was super insightful and...More

1  Thank genabell66
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Melanie H
28 March 2018|
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Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Yes to GF menu if you book a private ckass. Can you please send me an email so I can answer your other questions?
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Mona B
21 March 2018|
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Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Can you send me an email please Mona? I'm afraud Wednesday is booked for a private family class, but I have one place still available on a half day class on Tuesday 27th March, consisting of market shopping followed by... More
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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!
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