I am so looking forward to meeting you all in gorgeous Tuscany! I can't wait to be inspired by the seasonal produce and find out how the locals cook. This promises to be a very exciting trip.Jane Curran
Learn to Cook in Tuscany with Jane Curran
Delicious homemade pasta, a juicy Florentine steak, fresh aubergine parmigiana, all washed down with a glass of Chianti… Italian food is some of the best in the world. So we've teamed up with foodie specialists Flavours Holidays to create the perfect Italian cooking holiday.
Woman & Home magazine's food and wine director, Jane Curran, will also be joining you on this exclusive four-day foodie break in Tuscany. Not only will you eat some of the best dishes the country has to offer and drink some fabulous Tuscan wines, but you'll also learn how to create them.
Staying in a private villa set amid stunning scenery, this cooking holiday will be relaxed, fun and hands-on. Working in small groups in the kitchen of your villa, you'll be taught techniques and skills by passionate, knowledgeable local chefs, while creating regional recipes using fresh ingredients.
During your stay, you'll also join Jane for an evening talk and Q&A in which she'll offer her expert advice and insights on the world of food and drink, and tell you more about the wonderful culture of Italian cooking. There will be plenty of time for you to explore the nearby city of Florence, including wandering through its famous food markets and enjoying lunch at a local trattoria.
1 Meet food writer Jane Curran
2 Discover stunning Florence
3 Learn to cook the Italian way
4 Private wine tasting
Your special guest
- Return British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Pisa*
- Three nights' private, en-suite accommodation at a Flavours Holidays Tuscan villa
- All meals listed in the itinerary, accompanied by a selection of local wines
- Three cookery lessons with an Italian chef
- Private wine tasting at a local winery
- Exclusive talk and culinary Q&A with w&h's food and wine director, Jane Curran
- Visit to Florence to see a food market and to go sight-seeing
- Domestic transport in a private minibus
- The services of an experienced Flavours Holidays' host throughout your stay
Day1Your first cookery lessonVarramista Estate, Italy
As you arrive in Italy at Pisa Airport, the team will be waiting to transfer you to your villa on Flavours Holidays' private Tuscan estate just 30 minutes' drive away.
Once there, you'll enjoy welcome drinks before your first cookery lesson with a local chef, in which you'll prepare and enjoy a wonderful evening meal.
Day2Private wine tastingVarramista Estate, Italy
Following breakfast, you'll have your second hands-on Italian cookery lesson, followed by lunch. This afternoon you'll visit a local winery for a private tasting session, before returning to your villa for a dinner prepared by the chef.
EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE: Join food and wine writer Jane Curran for drinks and a special culinary Q&A in which Jane will share her insights into what makes Italian cooking a unique
delight, plus answer all your foodie questions. Please note that the talk and Q&A with Jane may take place on a different day of your itinerary depending on other timings.
Day3Discovering FlorenceFlorence, Italy
After breakfast you'll spend the morning exploring the beautiful city of Florence and its amazing food market.
You will enjoy lunch at a superb slow food trattoria that champions traditional ingredients and the time-honoured local methods of producing them. You'll then take the hour-long drive back to your villa in the late afternoon for your final cookery lesson and dinner.
Day4Farewell to TuscanyVarramista Estate, Italy
After breakfast and some time to relax, you'll be collected from your villa and transferred back to Pisa Airport for your return BA fight, ready to try out your new Italian cookery skills on friends and family at home.
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