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Cooking and lunch with legendary Chef

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Mauro

3 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Sharon will teach with passion and simplicity how to make beautiful and yummy pasta recipes and delicious desserts. To prepare our fresh home-made pasta, we will use only quality seasonal ingredients, organic flour, local extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and produce, all of which come from local farmer's markets. Beside learning the art of pasta making I will also show how to prepare traditional Florentine sauces. To complete this gastronomic journey we will create our inimitable Tiramisu' . After the preparation we will sit down to enjoy the fruits of our labor with a nice glass of wine and coffee.
Upon request we can easily accomodate any wishes and dietary restrictions, please feel free to ask for any Italian recipe you might want to learn.
Other things to note
I live on the second floor with no elevator.
Sharon will teach with passion and simplicity how to make beautiful and yummy pasta recipes and delicious desserts. To prepare our fresh home-made pasta, we will use only quality seasonal ingredients, organic flour, local extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and produce, all of which come from local farmer's markets. Beside learning the art of pasta making I will also show how to prepare traditional Florentine sauces. To complete this gastronomic…

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What's included

  • Food
    Welcoming cheese platter with homemade jam
    1 Pasta dish with sauce<br...
  • Drinks
    1 Glass of red or white wine
    Water
    Coffe
  • Equipment
    All the necessary equipment will be in place
    Printed recipes
From $133
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mauro

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 2 Reviews
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I am Mauro Marras and am a host with AIRBNB, "Ampia Camera nel centro storico" . I started offering hospitality with AIRBNB a few years ago. My co-host is Sharon Oddson who is a Canadian expat living and working in Florence since 1970. She was the co-founder and the chef of the internationally acclaimed restaurant "Garga" since 1979. Together with her son chef Alessandro Gargani they have been offering friendly and fun cooking classes for the last 20 years.
Sharon and I would like to offer a special culinary experience in our lovely home here in the heart Florence's "centro storico.
I am Mauro Marras and am a host with AIRBNB, "Ampia Camera nel centro storico" . I started offering hospitality with AIRBNB a few years ago. My co-host is Sharon Oddson who is a Canadian expat living and working in Florence since 1970. She was the co-founder and the chef of the internationally acclaimed restaurant "Garga" since 1979. Together with her son chef Alessandro Gargani they have been offering friendly and fun cooking classes for the last 20 years.
Sharon and I would like to o…
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Where you'll be

I will meet you in Piazza San Marco nearby the Accademia ( Michelangiolo's David) and we will walk about 2 minutes to my apartment where we will start cooking right away. I live on Via Cavour in a 16th century building on the 2 floor (no elevator). We will cook in a open space kitchen dining room with plenty of space for up to 6 people so the class is small and intimate. At the end of the class everybody is free to go.
Leslie
October 2019
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our hands-on cooking lesson in their beautiful Italian kitchen. We made DELICIOUS pasta. Sharon showed us the how-to’s and let us takeover. Mauro was the consummate host, keeping the wine flowing and helping out. This experience gave us the confidence we wanted in order to make delicious pasta. We made biscotti as well. Yummy!! The shared meal was full of lively conversation. We came away feeling pleasantly full and happy. I would highly recommend this experience!
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our hands-on cooking lesson in their beautiful Italian kitchen. We made DELICIOUS pasta. Sharon showed us the how-to’s and let us takeover. Ma…
George
June 2019
Right from the start Chef Sharon greeted my wife and I with warmth and joy! It wasn’t long before her partner Mauro joined us and we found both of them delightful!. Sharon’s perfect English set us at ease as we found out she was from our home country of Canada! She has been living in Italy since 1971 and owned a successful restaurant for over 30 years and we noticed right away that she was passionate about food and cooking! We happened to hit the jackpot by having Chef Sharon an Mauro all to ourselves! It was like visiting old friends! We cooked ravioli with ricotta filling. There was more to the filling than ricotta but I will never give away Chef Sharon’s secrets! You have to do this experience to discover those “chef-only” delights! We also made (my personal favourite) Tiramisu! While we were making the wonderful food the Chef explained the history of the dishes, the chemistry regarding them as well as the many different variances one could create! She and Mauro answered all of our questions and were also interested in us as well. Once the food was cooked we all sat down and enjoyed the fruit of our labour! We highly recommend booking this experience with Chef Sharon -you won’t be disappointed!
Right from the start Chef Sharon greeted my wife and I with warmth and joy! It wasn’t long before her partner Mauro joined us and we found both of them delightful!. Sharon’s perfec…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.