Reviewed by Walter G from Canada
Cooking should always be this interesting and fun!
We were fortunate to be able to spend the better part of a day with Daniela and her assistant Arianna learning about and preparing Italian cuisine. What a fantastic experience.
It began (as noted in other reviews) at a market cafe where we discussed and agreed on a menu. Then it was off to the market to pick up the necessary ingredients. What an experience! We began to realize that this "cooking school" was more than just food prep. It was also about learning the traditions, regional differences and ingredients of Italian cooking.
Once the market was behind us, we drove with Daniela to her beautiful home where we immediately began preparing (and leaning about) what was to become our meal. What impressed us the most was the simplicity of Daniela's approach to preparing the creations. She made it easy to imagine preparing the recipes back home.
Daniela is a great teacher, a wonderful host and someone we hope to meet again on our next trip to Rome.
Reviewed by Gwyn S from Australia
Relaxed and enjoyable experience
Daniela and her assistant met us at Testaccio food market where we enjoyed shopping for the meat, cheeses, fruit and vegetables for the lunch. We then went to her home nearby where we sat at the kitchen bench and helped prepare the food - chopping and dicing vegetables and learning how to prepare zucchini flowers for stuffing and cooking including taking out the stamen. Daniela's explanations of what she was cooking and her methods were excellent. I am an experienced cook but learnt a lot from the demonstrations. We were given the recipes at the start so we were able to make our own notes for future reference.
Reviewed by 128TeddyO from Canada
Our day with Daniela and her assistant Olivia was one of the high points in our trip to Rome. From shopping for fresh ingredients at the Testaccio Market to cooking and eating wonderful food, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and the company. Truly memorable, and something we would recommend highly to anyone who is looking for a vacation experience a little out of the ordinary. Something we will definitely repeat if we return to Rome.
Reviewed by AngelaWood99 from Australia
What a lovely way to spend a day!
I have returned from Rome a few days ago and one of the highlights of my trip was having a cooking lesson. My husband and I arranged to meet Daniela and Olivia at the Testaccio Market and discussed our food preferences over capuccino before heading into the market to purchase the fresh produce. Heading back to Daniela's beautiful home we watched and helped prepare the meal, and then enjoyed our lunch with some very nice wine. It was a really lovely day - nice to get out of the crush of tourists in the city. What I really liked is that the lesson was private so we got a lot of personal attention! Thank you so much to Daniela and Olivia.