The market tour and cooking lesson has the focus on the culture of Tuscan food. This includes the tasting of local and seasonal products which will be useful for the performance and processing of the seasonal tasting. I put all my passion in choosing the best Italian products, fruit, vegetables, meat, and fish. I make sure to touch and smell the ingredients, as well as make everyone else appreciate the scents and aromas of every ingredient. At the end of the class you will taste everything you made, wine and water included. The class starts in the morning, you will meet Chef Francesco or Walter or Luca or Adela at the meeting point at the statue in front of the san Lorenzo church, then go together with the other of the group (max. 15 people) to the Central market where you do the grocery shopping and go then back to the school where you prepare a typical Tuscan 4 Course meal. At the conclusion of the class we provide the recipes so once you are back home you can cook the menù we have created. You will make a very special Tuscan cooking experience! The lesson is held in English!
My name is Francesco Arancio, I am the owner of Chefactory Cooking Academy in Florence. I am a chef for more than 20 years and enjoy sharing my passion for Italian food with people from allover the world. I wish to transmit the love of resuming our roots, traditions, history, and life in the art of Tuscan cuisine to make sure that your experience will be unique. Once you will back home you will be able to cook a typical Italian dinner for your family and friends!
Market Tour & Tuscan Meal Please let us know if in advance if you have any special request or intollerances/allergies.
The "Mercato di San Lorenzo" is located in the very heart of Florence and is one of the last typical markets where locals buy their groceries. You will get a very authentic impression how locals live, where they buy their food, how the chat with the greengrocers, how incredibly good and fresh are the Tuscan products.
Please let us know if you have allergies, intolerance, vegetarian,vegan We have a late arrival policy: If you arrive later than 15 minutes without telling us you can't partecipate anymore at the class