LEARN – TASTE – SHOP
Learning how to cook in Florence – my first cooking class ever!
I have always wanted to do a cooking course and last week finally got to take part in a class at the newly created Desinare Cooking School located in central Florence in the beautiful surroundings of Tuscan interior expert, Riccardo Barthel.
I didn’t know that the word Desinare meant before finding this class. The following translation is taken from the Desinare website and I think it is my new favourite word now.
DESINARE is an old-fashioned Florentine term for that time of day when the family would gather around the table to eat. It refers not just to the act of dining but to the ritual of conviviality, the need to take a break from work to talk, exchange ideas, renew the bonds of love that have long been at the heart of our domestic culture.
Looking at the calendar of classes on offer, after a bit of indecision, I finally decided on the ‘Altre Carne’ (other meats) as I wanted to do something that I might not necessarily know how to do at home. I was very excited about the menu of three dishes that we would be preparing :
Coniglio Ripieno in Porchetta
(rabbit de-boned, stuffed and rolled in the ‘porchetta’ way)
Petto d’Anatra all’Arancia
(Duck Breast with Orange reduction)
Quaglie Arrostite con Vermicelli di Riso e Verdure Croccanti
(Roast Quail served with Vermicelli Rice Noodles and Stir-fry Vegetables)
Desinare is walking distance from the center but probably also a 10 minute taxi ride from most central hotels. If you have a car, there is very convenient parking available. For those of you that know Florence, it is located very close to Porta Romana.
VIA DEI SERRAGLI 234/R
50124 FIRENZE [FI]
PH. +39 055 22.11.18
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