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Cook Italy

Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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Wonderful Class

A highlight of our trip to Italy! My wife and I met Carmelita on the way to the market to get the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
via mobile
Learning to cook like an Italian

Had a fantastic day with Carmelita wandering the market in Bologna learning about all the different... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steven C
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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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Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A highlight of our trip to Italy! My wife and I met Carmelita on the way to the market to get the ingredients for our meal. As we walked the beautiful streets of Bologna, she taught us what to look for in a place that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day with Carmelita wandering the market in Bologna learning about all the different Italian ingredients followed by learning to cook two pasta dishes. Carmelita is a great teacher and explains each stage at an easy to follow pace. She was good at...More

1  Thank Steven C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed Carmelita’s tour of the old Bologna market. We had an opportunity to be taken to some of the best food shops in Bologna with Carmelita explaining what was special about the shops we visited. We stopped for coffee at a wonderful little...More

1  Thank Rob T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous day with Carmelita. The market tour in the morning was more than visiting the amazing markets for ingredient for our cookery class. It was a history, lesson, cultural enlightenment and a culinary geography lesson of Italy. Carmelita was a perfect host/chef...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both enjoyed the whole experience from Wandering around the markets to learning to cook authentic Italian food in Carmelitas home. She was an amazing knowledgeable hostess both with the history of Bologna and the food. Can’t recommend enough! Nic and Steve...More

1  Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently took a class with Carmelita, it was a delight! From the moment we met in the market it was like we were old friends. She planned a wonderful day, the menu was custom designed for us and it was so...More

2  Thank BostonBocagrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was an amazing experience with Carmelita, a wonderful host. We learned so much about the preparations and she was so kind to share with us all the secrets related to the preparations tand also of course to try all the dishes was a real pleasure....More

2  Thank Carolina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cooking class was very fun, and the food was delicious too! Carmelita is a wonderful host and teacher. Her love for cooking, and her vast knowledge about the ingredients and the various traditions of italian cuisine make the experience of taking a cooking in...More

2  Thank Joana N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I did a cooking course with Carmelita and we all loved it! The trip through the markets was really fun and Carmelita has so much knowledge about the town which was really interesting to hear. I'm still quoting some of the fun...More

2  Thank Holly C
Reviewed 1 January 2018 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

1  Thank kozak2016
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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.