Online Class Reviews
31 December 2021
"I enjoyed my cooking class with Cinzia very much! The only thing that would have made it better would be if we were together in her kitchen instead of 5000 miles apart over Zoom. The recipes were delicious and I’ve made them again."
15 December 2021
"Cinzia was very kind AND PATIENT! I am not a natural in the kitchen, but she taught me how to do everything. We had a very nice time."
3 August 2021
"Cinzia was wonderful! She took to time to explain everything in good detail and even provided some stories and tidbits of knowledge throughout the class. She was so personable and showed us around her beautiful home (well the patio and kitchen!)"
3 May 2021
"What an incredible class! I was so nervous (homemade pasta!? Tiramisu!?) But Cinzia was amazing! She is the perfect teacher... so patient and thorough and engaging. The food was delicious! I will absolutely be taking more classes with Cinzia!"
3 May 2021
"I made a successful bid on a private pasta cooking class for a charity auction, and my "plus one" (our teenager) and I were paired with Cinzia for the experience. She was a lovely chef and host for us. She was patient with our questions and our inept "inexperienced cook" capabilities, and while our fresh pasta was far from the best pasta we've ever had, the thrill of eating our own homemade ravioli (and panna cotta too) was pretty amazing! Not to mention, we were in the NYC area and she was in Florence, and despite that the Zoom cooking and logistics lesson worked surprisingly well. We both really enjoyed and would do it again."
3 May 2021
"Cinzia was amazing to learn from. I can’t wait to meet her in person someday. She was so helpful and very easy to spend 1.5 hours with."
28 April 2021
"Cinzia gave a great explanation of the different foods, great instructions and was also warm and welcoming from her kitchen."
23 April 2021
"Can I give more than 5 stars? This was a fantastic way to spend time during the pandemic! Cinzia brought warmth and wonderful food to our home. I was so impressed with learning by Zoom! She checked in on our progress, and showed everything she was doing. I would definitely recommend this to ANYONE and EVERYONE!!!! :-) Thank you for a fabulous meal!"
14 July 2021
"I loved the short experience I had working with Cinzia! There were a lot of little things she showed me that I didn’t know about. I made beef ragu and panna cotta. It was delicious! I would definitely recommend this to others! And
someday I hope to come in person to Italy and learn more. "
1 March 2021
"Cinzia was the best! She made the cooking feel effortless and was fun to chat with. We cannot wait till we can go to Italy and cook with her again."
1 February 2021
"We loved learning how to make tagliatelle and pana cotta with Cinzia! Her tips were so helpful and we can’t wait to make it again."
9 January 2021
"Our class with Cinzia was wonderful. We made fresh ravioli and panna cotta, both of which turned out very well. Cinzia gave us useful insights and methods on pasta making and explained why different approaches have different results. I've made pasta for a few years now on my own, and this definitely increased my skill level. The panna cotta was delicious as well."
6 January 2021
"Cinzia is a great host. The recipes were delicious and we had a great time."
15 October 2020
"Cinzia was a great teacher! She not only told us how to make the food, but added the history behind why it is made that way in that part of Italy!"
28 September 2020
"Cinzia was a wonderful host. We all had a great time and look forward to our next class. She also adjusted the recipe as we requested. 5 stars"
27 September 2020
"Cinzia was great! We had a blast taking the class and the food turned out delicious."
6 September 2020
"Cinzia was generous with her time and very patient with mixed ability home cooks. Our gnocchi was delicious and the tiramisu decadent!"
29 June 2020
"Since I couldn't celebrate my daughter's birthday with her in person this year, it was fun to celebrate by taking this class with her. Cinzia was welcoming and helpful, offering valuable cooking tips in addition to leading us through the recipe. The results were delicious. Highly recommended!"
17 June 2020
"Cinzia was personable and very knowledgeable about making homemade pasta, and the finished product was delicious! This was such a fun experience to share with my mom who lives across the country and whom I'm missing dearly during this quarantine. Thank you!"
15 June 2020
"Cinzia helped guide me and my friends on a very fun, very flexible, and very delicious video cooking adventure! Highly recommend her, and we look forward to cooking with her next time we visit Italy!"
Brooke & David
21 May 2020
"Our class with Cinzia was such a treat! Our friends had gifted us this online cooking class because we were supposed to be in Italy & had planned to take a cooking class in Florence. This was the next best thing! Cinzia was a great instructor, so friendly, and a pleasure to cook with! It was incredible how she made us feel at home in her kitchen, even though we were a world away. We weren't sure if our dishes would turn out because of the training through a screen, but Cinzia did an amazing job of coaching us and showing us how things should look before moving on to the next step. The gnocchi & mushroom dish was delicious! We had so much leftover gnocchi for the rest of the weekend & we loved every bite. And oh my gosh, the tiramisu!! It was sinfully delicious! We had also made twice the size so we were able to share it with our friends, and they were very impressed! We can't wait to travel to Italy soon and take a cooking class with Cinzia in real life! Grazie mille, Cinzia! "
19 May 2020
"I loved taking Cinzia’s cooking class with my daughter. We made homemade tagliatelle with ragu and tiramisu. Cinzia was super sweet and nice and a good teacher. I also like cooking foods from around the world and hearing how people live and the foods they cook. Cinzia was amazing ❤️"
19 May 2020
"Cinzia was so sweet and patient with us! It was really fun and a unique experience, and our food came out great. I never thought I’d be successful at making homemade pasta, especially not via Zoom, but I was! We can’t wait to take another class soon! This was a great gift for Mother’s Day and is highly recommend it to anyone looking for a special way to celebrate a birthday or special event :)"
16 May 2020
"I really enjoyed the experience, we moved along at a good pace and i really enjoyed this. I would do it again."
2 May 2020
"I had a fantastic cooking experience with Cinzia. Both of the dishes we made together were absolutely delicious and the class was huge fun! You can read more (and see photos) via my ese-ne-tekreme blog Ravioli https://ese-ne-tekrema.community/2020/04/25/ravioli-with-zucchini-and-garlic-sauce/Tiramisu https://ese-ne-tekrema.community/2020/04/28/cinzias-tiramisu/"
1 May 2020
"Cinzia was an incredible host and I had so much fun taking her class. I felt like I had a window to Italy from my kitchen in Sweden. "
29 April 2020
"I loved learning to make tiramasu and ravioli online with Cinzia. She was knowledgeable, patient, and very good about answering our group's questions. Plus, everything was delicious. Online cooking class is a great way for friends in different places to have fun together and share a cultural experience as well."
27 April 2020
"Four girlfriends, in our own kitchens, at the same time, learned to make Tomato Ravioli and Tiramisu on Zoom last night. It was really fun. Afterwards we invited our husbands to join us to share the dinner. The Ravioli was really tasty and we were all successful in our efforts. Great way to still have fun and connection in this time of separation. Thank you Traveling Spoon. Can't wait to do another."
20 April 2020
"We were supposed to go to Italy for 2 weeks in June so instead we took a cooking class with Cinzia. We absolutely loved it! We have 2 teen daughters and this class was a perfect family activity during quarantine. We met her daughter as well. She was flexible asking what sauce we would like for dessert. Chocolate vs Berry and we went for the berry one. As we were making the Panna Cotta, she recommended adding different flavors so we added cinnamon. Then we made a delicious mushroom sauce while the potatoes were cooling for the gnocchi. We then began the gnocchi process of mixing potatoes with flour, then forming a ball and cutting the gnocchi. The gnocchi boiled quickly and we had a delicious traditional Italian dinner at home. She told us about the cooking classes she offers with a trip to the market that we can and will take when we can finally visit her in Florence. We think it was fate that brought us to Cinzia and we are looking forward to booking another virtual class with her soon until we can visit her live in Florence. "