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Cook Italy

Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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A memorable day in Bologna

We booked a short class with Carmelita after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor. Carmelita was... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark G
Perth, Australia
Great food experiences in Bologna

Carmelita made sure that we sampled the best of Bologna's great food. She kindly sent us a lengthy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Perth, Australia
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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 4 days ago

We booked a short class with Carmelita after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor. Carmelita was very accommodating as my partner is vegetarian, and we were keen to do a class which focused on a couple of different pasta dishes. We first met in the...More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Carmelita made sure that we sampled the best of Bologna's great food. She kindly sent us a lengthy list of suggestions of where to eat AND where to avoid, so we had a fantastic time. The cooking class and market visit was fantastic. We can't...More

Thank amandawheeler25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an unforgetable experience we had with the pastaclass from Carmelita.. We learned a lot and Carmelita is sharing a lot of stories during the pastamaking...great fun with great food and wine in the end!!! Great way to discover italy and their cuisine!!! Go for...More

2  Thank Karin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent two days in Bologna and I'm so very glad that one of those days was spent taking a cooking class with Carmelita. My husband and I did the market shopping + cooking class. The morning started at the market place....More

1  Thank Whitney B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a fabulous day cooking in a sweet little kitchen with other americans. We made pasta from scratch, stuffed zucchini, tiramisu, and more. It was very instructive and very hands on. We learned about the history of the ingredients, local cooking and eating customs and...More

Thank therealmisspriss
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My wife and I spent a thoroughly enjoyable morning with Carmelita learning how to cook three amazing dishes - fresh pasta, stuffed zucchini and a memorable lemon tiramisu. We had a class with two other people and learned so much. Carmelita was a wonderful and...More

Thank Kristen H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We (myself, my husband and another couple, our close friends) spent a lovely day in Bologna with Carmelita learning about local food production, what to look for when choosing ingredients and even learning about the history of the various shops we visited and the characters...More

Thank Alison W
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Carmelita has elevated the art of pasta making to a new level. Her dedication to perfecting pasta kung fu is simply unmatched, and is augmented by zen-like patience in teaching the method. This is a once in a life time experience for any foodie.

Thank Zhalgas A
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This may have been our favorite part of our vacation! We loved getting to know about the food and history of the market, and also vicariously felt a little like locals through Carmelita, who knows and greets everyone there personally. After the market tour, we...More

Thank zaychik4ever
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We've had a great morning shopping for all the ingredients needed for our 'Cook Italia' meal. Carmelita explained how to choose the best produce in Bologna taking into account the season and the quality of the local suppliers. We tasted some 'real balsamic' , 10,...More

Thank Keegan5
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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.