Having a superb time in Tuscany learning about Florentine home cooking with the dashing, Alessio, our Italian chef. Just 7 others on the course with me and we’re really having fun.
We’ve prepared and eaten so many wonderful dishes from tortelli to tiramisu, risotto to Florentine cake, made to Alessio’s grandmother’s recipe. Picked up loads of great cooking tips!
We’ve also visited a vineyard and tasted their wine and olive oil – the later was possibly the best I’ve ever tasted.
We spent yesterday exploring Florence, including the colourful food market.
I particularly loved the Ponte Vecchio bridge, pictured here; a Medieval stone bridge with shops all along it, just as it was many years ago but instead of butchers, as they once were, they are now exclusive jewellers and art dealers. Bit of a tourist trap but I loved it nonetheless.
We ate at a great little restaurant in a side street – near the main sights but packed full with locals rather the tourists – indulged in yet more great food!
All the souvenirs I’m bringing home are either edible or drinkable and I can’t wait to get back to make some of these delicious recipes for my family and friends.
Also looking forward to sharing it all with you on my blog.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Flavours Holidays for their kind invitation to attend one of their cooking holidays. As always, I am free to write what I like and I will always give you my honest opinions.