A trip to Italy is associated with a delicious, stuff-your-face-with-the-best-food-ever kind of experience. So, participating in a near 7-hour cooking class in Rome delightfully checks a major box off the nom list.

Cooking Classes in Rome in the heart of Trastevere is owned by a half-Italian, half-American couple who is charismatic, witty and ready to open their kitchen to you for a day that will leave your belly full and your heart happy. Chef Andrea Consoli and wife Erica begin with an introduction to Roman cuisine and transition into what is a full afternoon of interactive cooking that’s educational and super fun–and I’m talking in the form of taking a meat cleaver to a chicken or making your own bow-tie pasta from scratch.

You’ll be greeted with espresso and breakfast sweets in a beautifully decorated front room and given a chance to mingle with the other students (a small international group of 10). Following that, you don your apron and get to work stirring, chopping, laughing and tasting.  Andrea provides Italian culinary histories, tips and know-how the whole way through. It’s a hands-on experience with never a dull moment.

You should be prepared to eat. A lot. Our menu included stuffed artichokes that we trimmed and cleaned ourselves, a blow-your-carb-loving-mind dish with porcini mushrooms, prosciutto, sausage over pasta, a traditional chicken cacciatore with 2 side dishes and, naturally, a sweet and creamy tiramisu.

Not only does Cooking Classes in Rome provide you with an opportunity to learn more about traditional cooking, but it also makes you feel like you had a chance to really delve into the culture and expand your knowledge through your taste buds.

Class including 4-course meal is €65 per person; optional wine pairings €20 per person.  Menus change seasonally and based on dietary requests.

Previously posted by Lauren on Girl Meets Food 

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