Cristina
Here at Aiolina you will be able to participate in a hands-on cooking classes specializing in “La Cucina della Nonna” which loosely translated is Grandma’s Kitchen. We believe in using only local products so as to showcase the fabulous treats of this area. You will learn the secrets of the cooks of the area, making authentic regional Tuscan specialties. Cristina, your host, comes from an Italian restaurant family in San Francisco so has been behind the burners all her life. She has learned from professionals and from locals. All of this has led her to want to show her passion in the kitchen and she has been doing this for small (2) and large (76 was the largest!) groups for the past 25 years. During this hands-on cooking class Cristina will introduce you to the wonderful Tuscan culinary traditions. Taking inspiration from the wide range of possibilities, this course focuses on well-known and well-loved Tuscan recipes. You will learn the importance of fresh, high-quality, locally sourced ingredients when cooking and creating dishes from scratch. Although we use local ingredients to us, examples of substitutes that you can find when you are back home will be given. Each dish has a history that will let you appreciate it even more.

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