Online Class Reviews
12 April 2021
"Mirella is kind and thoughtful, as well as an extremely good teacher. I learned so much from class. I am inspired to keep taking classes through Traveling Spoon because this one was such an amazing experience. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to try a cooking class, and especially people who are just beginning. Mirella made this class fun, and with her husband there to help as well, it was easy and enjoyable."
2 April 2021
"What a wonderful morning we spent cooking with Mirella & Stephano cooking gnocchi, Tuscan ragu and tiramisu. The house smelled delicious all afternoon! It was a great multi generational experience for my stepdaughter, 2 teenage grand daughters and me. Mirella provided helpful instructions in advance, and guided us as we cooked. I feel confident enough to make the recipes again on my own. Gracie Mirella!"
31 March 2021
"We took a wonderful gnocchi making class with Mirella. We made pillowy gnocchi and flavorful ragu, topped off with tiramisu --Yum! Mirella was a lovely teacher and hostess. Her pre-class recipes were easy to follow and in-class instructions clear and helpful. Very fun time!"
30 March 2021
"We loved Mirella! She was a fantastic host! We all were a little nervous making tiramisu, which seemed so challenging, but with her direction it was very easy to make and we’ll definitely be able to recreate this recipe!"
30 March 2021
"Mirella was a wonderful host and great teacher. Her recipes are delicious and were easy for us to follow. She did a fantastic job helping us through the recipes and made a special effort to tell us about her neighborhood outside Florence, giving the whole experience an authentic Italian flavor.
We prepared Gnudi, bruschetta, and fried vegetables, all of which were fun to make and a pleasure to eat!"
29 March 2021
"Mirella was a wonderful teacher. She was enthusiastic and very engaging. Overall her class was amazing and I would highly recommend."
Anastasija and Nikola
23 March 2021
"The virtual cooking class was a delight! Mirella was very pleasant, helpful and informative with many interesting side stories. She was really able to make the experience authentic, despite the online format. The communication was perfect. Last, but not least, the food was delicious!"
3 March 2021
"Mirella was wonderful! Well organized, efficient, friendly, helpful. Loved that I could do cooking class with family in different states, since I can’t be with them in person."
28 February 2021
"Fantastic experience -Mirella was an exceptional hostess! Her gentle guidance and warm personality made it fun and personable. The resulting masterpiece was delicious and the tips she shared were priceless!"
25 February 2021
"Mirella Calvelli is an excellent host. She audibly and visually explains the process thoroughly. She is very genuinely excited to educate and makes you feel that you are a welcome guest in her home. I highly recommend her and the Traveling Spoon as a wonderful experience."
23 February 2021
"My coworkers and I took a cooking class from Mirella and it was a great experience. Mirella is an excellent host and teacher and explained all of the steps clearly. She made our cooking experience so enjoyable. It was also nice to be introduced to her family during the class. I would highly recommend Mirella’s cooking class!"
22 February 2021
"Mirella was an amazing host. Her class was so much fun and the food we made together tasted amazing. She was super friendly and nice and very informative throughout the entire class. I would love to take another class with her!"
21 February 2021
"Mirella is a warm and gracious chef/hostess. Her gnocchi and ragu were a big hit with my family! The tiramisu was both delicious and elegant. Mirella provided very detailed recipes and suggestions for some advanced preparation which maximized the use of our time together. She confirmed our progress before proceeding to each new step. Mirella also provided many helpful tips as well as suggestions for modifying the recipes, making them extremely versatile.
We enjoyed meeting Mirella’s husband Stefano and nephew, Daniele who participated also. Communication in English was perfect and the Zoom platform worked well."
21 February 2021
"Absolutely!! We had a fantastic experience with Mirella and are looking forward to our next one! She was the ultimate hostess and the pace was perfect! My daughter and daughter in law cooked with us and we all loved it! Bravo Mirella!"
21 February 2021
"Mirella was friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable. We had so much fun taking her class and the food was delicious!"
2 February 2021
"We had a lot of fun with Mirella. We did this class for a friend's birthday at our house and even with screaming children in the background, we made it work. The food was delicious and Mirella, her husband and her son were so much fun."
18 January 2021
"Mirella was the perfect host chef...charming, knowledgeable, collaborative and well-prepared. She shared valuable tips for better cooking. And all 3 recipes were truly delicious. The pre-session instructions, ingredient lists and email communication were all easy to follow and helpful to get started. I highly recommend Mirella!"
16 January 2021
"My kids and I had such an enjoyable experience with Mirella. She’s lovely and it was nice having her husband and nephew around to demonstrate and help out. We made food that we’ve never attempted before and it was absolutely delicious. This was an all around fun and worthwhile experience."
28 September 2020
"Best pesto we have ever made. Mirella was a great teacher and helped us learn how to can pasta sauces. It was great!!!"
20 August 2020
"Mirella was a kind and knowledgeable. I wish that we could have been in the same kitchen with her!"
18 August 2020
"Mirella was such a great teacher! She explained the process, was so warm, and it made me want to go to Italy ASAP. The whole family helped, and I love them all!!"
19 June 2020
"I had a fantastic experience learning how to make two different kinds of pasta. I was even able to make it without a pasta maker. Mirella was super friendly and a wonderful instructor. "
15 June 2020
"Mirella was an awesome host! She was extremely patient, kind, and the pasta we made together was delicious. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who is looking for a fun experience."
15 June 2020