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PAINTING  IN  ITALY

Established in 2004

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COOKING  LESSONS IN  CORTONA

Two lessons will take place with Donatella Balducci,  She has been running "Gusta Sapori" for many years.  Donatella was born in Cortona, Tuscany.  She has always loved cooking and turned her passion into her job as a chef.  She has written cooking books and the recipes she uses during the lesson which take place in her professional kitchen are mostly from her cooking book "Le Ricette di Donatella".  The Tuscan recipes will include Panzanella, Ribollita, Gnudi, Ravioli, egg pasta, different types of ragu, different meats, soufles and delicious deserts.  The lessons will start by going into her wonderful "Orto" (Vegetable garden) to pick the vegetables and various herbs needed for the recipes.  After a morning of cooking and a glass of prosecco guests will sit together to enjoy their hard work over lunch.


One lesson will take place in "Podere il Casale" Podere il Casale is a 100% organic farm near to Pienza.  They grow their own produce and have a large herd of goats and sheep from which they make cheese.  You will learn classical Italian cuisine using home grown seasonal products  Classes which include lessons on pizza and bread-making using their wood oven.  Participants then eat the dishes they have prepared. Of course, these classes include a guided tour of the farm and not forgetting a visit to the dairy where they produce different types of cheese including the Italian favourite, Pecorino.

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