17 great reasons to take a cooking class in Italy

Italy is a wonderful country and offers a lot of things to see and to do.

But Italy is one of the most famous culinary hotspots and it is one of the best countries for foodies!

Have you ever travelled internationally with food as the main reason? Ever visited a country just for food? Is important food when you decide where to go for a holiday? How important is the food during your journeys for your satisfation?

As Cooking Class Teacher of Mama Isa's Cooking Classes in Venice area (Italy), here are some great reasons - based on my experience - for those of you who want to take a cooking class in Italy and why they should consider taking cooking classes! Maybe you are new to culinary tourism, or  want to learn more about "food tourism" - one of the most important global trends!!! Read this article if cooking is one of your new favorite things to do or if you have ever traveled to another country to try some authentic cuisine.

Some tips to attend a cooking class in Italy:

1- Learn the basic skills of how to cook and learn the real Italian dishes with the instruction of a real chef.

2- Discover new cooking ingredients and new food. The cooking class instructor will show you how to make several Italian specialties, some of which may be very difficult to find in Italian restaurants.

3- Learn new techniques of cooking from the native experts.  The Cooking teacher can offer you the possibility to make with your hands one of your favorite Italian dish.

4- Talk and ask every questions about Italian handmade recipes with a local chef.

5- Enjoy tasting Italian cuisine and the fruit of your cooking lesson (usually with a meal with wine pairings).

6- Discover appreciation for Italian Food and in particular if you love fresh egg pasta, taste a dish of fresh egg pasta, really homemade! You can experience the food of Italy or of some regions or areas.

7- Enjoy attending a cooking classes, the most have a friendly and funny atmosphere. Cooking can be a lot of fun, especially when you learn to make real Italian specialties.

8- Consider a cooking class like a vital part of your tourism experience. A cooking day is for you an instant gratification to all ages!

9- Search out fresh, good and local quality cuisine that reflects the authenticity of your destination: Italy.

10- Know which Italian foods were healthy and unhealthy and understand more about preparing healthy Italian meals (good for you and taste great as well). Healthy eating is essential!

11- Experiment with different flavors and learning about different traditions.

12- Discover some culinary secrets of your Chef.

13- Learn something about the history of Italian food, and in particular about some of the most famous Italian recipes.

14- See the kitchen where you cook and have the control about the cleanliness. Have you ever been in a kitchen at a restaurant? No, of course. During the cooking class you can cook in a real Italian kitchen.

15- Meet local chefs and new people and in particular spend a day with an Italian family.

16- Enjoy Italian gastronomy with a cooking course and stay with a local chef, possibly in her/him homes!

17- Learn to think like an Italian Chef, if Italy is your first choice of countries you wish to travel to for food experiences and if cooking is one of your life’s great pleasures. This is a great starting point to learn a bit about the authentic Italian cuisine and Italian food, because food is essential to happiness!

During my cooking classes I present details on every aspect of preparing the Italian recipes, combined with cooking terms definitions, ingredient definitions,  Italian pronunciations preparation tips and a great range of menu ideas. The result is not only amazing recipes and funny cooking classes: I like to give at my cooking guests the chance to replicate at their home those simple Italian recipes and the indispensable shortcuts and everyday secrets that I use constantly in my cooking!

Author: Mama Isa (Isa Cook in Padua) Google+