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If you are in Tuscany, why not drop in for a cookery class? We offer tailor-made cooking classes. You can structure one (or two!) day - or week-long - courses according to your wishes with your own friends and family. Courses are for groups of minum 4, maximum 8 persons. Contact Heidi to discuss dates.

As well as hands-on cooking classes, options include market tours, visits to local artisanal food producers, wine tours and tastings, baking in a wood-burning oven, swimming and sunning in the summer, walks through surrounding vineyards and olive groves, and shiatsu massage!

A cookery holiday for food lovers

Enhance your culinary repertoire with inspirational recipes
Expand your cooking skills with expert tuition
Enjoy fresh local produce and regional specialities

The Course Includes

- Hands-on cooking classes & practical demonstrations led by local cooks
- Visits to sample and buy local handmade foods where they are produced
- Walks & rambles to forage for wild foods
- Market day in a medieval hilltop town
- Culinary excursions to Florence & San Gimignano
- Dining in a family-run trattoria specially selected by Heidi
- Passeggiate (evening promenade) in the beautiful historic city of Siena
- Tasting & tour of a renowned local vineyard

Since retiring from BOOKS for COOKS, Heidi has become a full-time Tuscan and devotes her energy to a new passion, cookery holidays for food lovers, suitably entitled The Italian Cooking School.

Olivia pays regular visits to BOOKS for COOKS in London, teaching cookery classes and developing her own cooking in the test kitchen. If you are in London, come and chat to Olivia about The Italian Cooking School. Contact Heidi or see the BOOKS for COOKS workshop programme,, to find out when Olivia is next in town!

Pick your own olive oil

Join us for a weekend of olive picking at Podere Pianamicino in the heart of Chianti country. Also on the menu are a visit to the local oil press to see your olives being made into oil, wine tasting at a renowned local vineyard, cooking classes with Olivia Greco celebrating the rich flavours of the season, and cooking in a wood-burning stove.


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