During Rita's informative years, she gradually immersed herself in the culture, customs, and traditions of her parents and grandparents, and, in particular, their culinary cultures. Rita studied the ancient secrets and techniques of the traditional Tuscan cooking and kept alive certain recipes that lost. She has been in Barga for almost 30 years running her bed and breakfast apartments together with her children, and she has now opened her cooking school.
from Great Britain, October 2017
The teaching, the company, the place... the food...
from United States, September 2017
All-inclusive Rustic Tuscan Nirvana. Measured in terms of hospitality, quality and quantity of recipe preparation, value, and excursions, if rated from 0-5, this goes to 11! We took the 7-day course. Obligatory pasta, pizza, and tiramisu instructions were simple and glorious. Chef Rita offered the opportunity to craft other menus to personal tastes. We chose more rustic variations. All exceeded expectations. Whether it was going to the market, off-the-beaten-path journeys, or to the Vinery for a drink, we felt part of Tuscany. Brilliant/super/awesome experience!
A traveler Canada
From the trip to Alex's wine tasting to the cooking lesson to a fabulous family style dinner, all amazing!! We spent a wonderful day in the company of this family establishment. We will definitely be back!!
My family of 5 was greeted by Rita, who was a perfect hostess!! We started our day with a tour around the kitchen and then went off to her partner's wine shop and had some tasting and meat and cheese platter before our cooking began. WOW! We made pizza, tiramisu, focaccia bread, traditional ragu sauce, pomodoro sauce. My 15 year old son said that this was his favorite day of our 10-days vacation in Italy!
Rita was so very generous and she charges very reasonable price for a perfect day!
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