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This course is aimed at teaching you how to cook specific Bolognese comfort foods. Join chef Stefano Corvucci and learn authentic cooking techniques, have fun with market visits, filled cooking classes, and eat what you create. Learn to make home-made pasta such as tagliatelle, tagliolini, tortelloni, and torte. Take a tour on route to the Bologna market area and enjoy comfort dishes such as beans soup, stock brodo, and bechamel sauce, and taste the history and culture of Italy.
You will stay at a nearby hotel during the holiday.
During this holiday, you will learn and advance your cooking skills because you will not be just taught by recipes, but rather, you will be learning cooking techniques that will generalize to all types of dishes. The course focus will be on assisting you in learning to explore the simplicity and true elegance of authentic Italian cuisine.
Unlike other courses, where you meet with the chef and decide which dishes you will be cooking, this course is aimed at teaching you how to cook specific Bolognese comfort foods inspired by chef Stefano's grand granny's cuisine. Those recipes have been handed down for generations and Stefano is proud to share them with his students.
You will meet at CIBO at 08:30 then take an historical tour on route to the Bologna market area with the chef where you’ll decide what to prepare in the kitchen and do the shopping at market stands. After strolling and sampling through the market and purchasing ingredients, you return to the school and the culinary adventure begins.
You will be preparing 6 delicious, complete granny’s meal, one for lunch and one for dinner, including hand-made pasta using a 38-inch long mattarello (rolling pin). You will be enjoying lunch and dinner and a little bit of relaxation between the morning and the afternoon session. For any special wish about the dishes to prepare write CIBO an email!
After three days of cooking with a chef aside you you’ll really improve your cooking skills and techniques, and back home you’ll confidently create your own granny’s menu!
This holiday includes a historical tour on route to the Bologna market area. Your chef and guide will inform you about the history and culture of Bologna and you will visit the market to shop.
This holiday will take place at Bologna, Italy. You will take your classes at the Culinary Institute of Bologna (CIBO) in Bologna. Nearby, there are multiple religious sites such as Basilica di San Petronio, the San Domenico basilica, and Santo Stefano.
The Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the music museum in the spectacular Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, and the Palazzo Comunale, a mélange of building styles and constant modifications are a few kilometers away from the institute.
During this holiday, you will enjoy a daily lunch and dinner plus unlimited local wine. Everyday, you will eat the dishes that you have created. You will also prepare both lunch and dinner, as well as eating it together with the chef.
CIBO are very flexible and able to accommodate any guest who would like to come to class but needs the menu adjusted to fit their dietary needs. If you are interested in signing up for one of the classes but would like to have substitutions made to follow your specific diet, please contact CIBO.
Possible dishes you may cook:
During your free time, you can explore the surroundings and visit the multiple religious sites such as Basilica di San Petronio, the San Domenico basilica, and Santo Stefano.
You can also visit the murals, sculptures, and statues such as the Fontana del Nettuno elaborated by sculptor Giambologna, or explore the museums, galleries, castles, and palaces nearby such as the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the music museum in the spectacular Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, and the Palazzo Comunale, a mélange of building styles and constant modifications.
Maggiore, Re Enzo, and Netuno are three of the most beautiful squares in Italy. These interconnecting squares are at the heart of the social and cultural life of the city. To the east of the three squares lie the two towers of Garisenda and Degli Asinelli. Originally built for defensive purposes, they have become important emblems of the city and command breathtaking views across Bologna.
Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).
When you exit from the station, go left until you reach Via Indipendenza. Continue towards the city center until you reach Via Bertiera, after the statue of Garibaldi on horse, the second street on the left.
Turn from Via Bertiera to Vicolo Cattani, which is the second street on the right. The shuttle bus “C” stops at via Augusto Righi. If you arrive to the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), you can take the aerobus BLQ and get off at the stop in Via Indipendenza, in front of the Arena del Sole. The hotel is within walking distance from there.