Name: Linda Reed
From: Houston, Texas
“An enjoyable day in the country cooking with Maria and group”
My husband and I were staying in Venice and he accompanied me as I took the one-day cooking class. We took the train from Venice to Rovigio - it took about an hour (with one train change in Meste).
It was delightful to see the countryside around Venice. We were met at the train and taken to TENUTA CASTEL VENEZZE where we were greeted by Maria and her staff. I was joined by two other Americans who wanted to learn about true Italian cooking. It was an excellent course. They gave us opportunities to have hands-on experience. They also demonstrated how to make ravioli and tortellini and let us experience how to cut, roll and go through steps of making this from scratch. Now I just have to remember everything at home away from Maria. She sent us electronic copies of the recipes that were waiting for me when I got home. We made 5 courses and all were items we could realistically make at hoem. I have already done Pizza Margherita for my husband who joined us for lunch. That was his request when we got home. I highly recommend the course if you enjoy cooking and learning new techniques. If you are staying in Venice for a few days - it is well worth your time to venture away from the city and experience life around Venice. Read more