Cooking in Siena: where to learn Tuscan kitchen

If you want to eat well, Italy is one of the best place in the world. You will always find something tasty and traditional to eat. The local dishes, made with products coming from the area, can be a real surprise, especially if you taste them in the right places. Those tiny osterias or trattoria that still have a chef who, every morning, goes to the market and buy fresh food.

Cooking in Siena

Siena offers you some nice experiences if you have time to spend and want to dedicate a day or simply an afternoon in learning to do one of those special dishes you can eat at the restaurant.

This week, we would like to present you the best selection of cooking schools in town, ready to welcome you and teach you what you can take with you when you go back home.

Lella’s cooking school

Founded in 1996, the objective of the School is that to maintain the tradition of Sienese and Tuscan cooking and the recipes that were passed down to us from our grandmothers.She was born in Siena and still lives in there. With her you will not only discover cooking, but also the city, the Palio and the Contradas (neighborhoods) of Siena….and what it means to be Sienese. Lella, passionate researcher of medieval recipes, is always careful to use local products. The school is in center town, Via Fontebranda 69. If you want to contact her, write at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Art and Cooking

At Art & Cooking you will learn how to prepare authentic Italian dishes in a fun and friendly environment. The chefs have more than 20 years experience teaching amateurs, seasoned veterans and foodies alike. All of the hands-on courses have a thematic flair which includes special seasonal recipes as well as traditional Italian and Tuscan cooking. You will have the unique opportunity of choosing cooking courses specific to your needs. You will be able to pick from courses that combine Italian language with cooking (Siena Magnifica & Pre-Professional Culinary Internship), courses that focus exclusively on cooking.

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Le Baccanti

This is not properly a cooking school, but better a vineyard that offers cooking classes. It’s near Siena, in an ancient castle. The castle is located near Radda in Chianti, about 1 hour south of Florence and 30 minutes from Siena. Here, guided by a professional chef, you will learn the secrets of Italian and Tuscan kitchen, preparing a 3-course menu that can be customized for special requests. Info at http://www.lebaccanti.com/en/page/contact/

 

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