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Learn to make Gnudi Pasta in a private online class!

4.86 (7 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Italian

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Your host Mirella
The aim of Mirella’s cooking class is to share her knowledge about food, its preparation and its Florentine and Tuscan history. Mirella lives with her husband Stefano (her partner in life and in the kitchen!) in a small town called Antella located in the South of Florence. The town is in the Chiantigiana area and is surrounded by the Chianti Hills. Mirella's love for food and cooking comes from her paternal grandmother (nonna) who she used to help in the kitchen as a young child. As an adult she began trying out her nonna's recipes for herself. Her grandmother was a highly skilled top chef and an expert in the history of Florentine cuisine from the Renaissance period. After Mirella completed her schooling, she decided to follow her passion and enrolled at the Istituto Alberghiero in Florence, a school which trains you to work in restaurants and hotels. Over the years she has worked in several restaurants, hotels and schools. Given her vast experience she often had to accommodate special dietary needs such as gluten or lactose intolerance and frequently prepared meals for people of different religions or for vegetarians and vegans. On days when her husband Stefano is available, he will also join you for your experience. Like Mirella's, Stefano’s love for cooking began in his childhood. He was born into a family of pastry chefs who owned several high-quality patisseries in Florence where Stefano learned the trade. As an adult he followed his other passions when he opened a winery and later a restaurant in Elba.

Highlights
  • Learn to make fresh pasta and Italian classics
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Florence resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Florence, Italy (GMT+2))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Italian culinary traditions!
What will you cook together
  • Gnudi, fluffy ricotta and spinach dumplings in a sage and butter sauce
  • Bruschetta, grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with fresh tomatoes and basil
  • Fritti, fried vegetables in a light and crispy batter
Ingredients
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  • 300 g or 1 bag of fresh spinach, cooked
  • 300 g (10 oz) ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 150 g (1 1/3 sticks) of butter
  • A few sage leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 6-8 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 Italian bread loaf or a French baguette
  • 12 zucchini flowers (or sage leaves or 1 eggplant, sliced or 2 baby purple artichokes, trimmed)
  • 100 g (3/4 cup) flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 glass white wine or beer
  • 1/2 glass sparkling water
  • Vegetable or sunflower oil to fry

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Online Class Reviews
4.86 (7 Reviews)
Jill and Alex 12 October 2020
"Margarita was an amazing teacher! She went at a perfect pace and offered helpful feedback when we had questions about the recipe. The food turned out great! We never thought we would be so successful at making delicious homemade tortillas. We would recommend this experience to everyone!"
Matthew 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!!!"
Jennifer Atkinson 20 August 2020
"Mirella was a kind and knowledgeable. I wish that we could have been in the same kitchen with her!"
Julia Handel 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!!"
Olivia B. 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. "
Anonymous 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."
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event