Intro The Tutors



The Tutors

Although Italian by birth, OLIVA GRECO lived for many years in Mexico and the USA before returning to her roots in Tuscany. Cooking was always at the heart of family life as her grandmother was a passionate cook and Olivia her willing assistant, so cooking professionally was a natural career choice. In 1999 she met Heidi Lascelles who persuaded her to leave her long-standing post as a chef at a Tuscan fattoria and devote herself to teaching cookery, both here at The Italian Cooking School and at BOOKS for COOKS in London.

Neapolitan DIANA FORMISANO is based in Tuscany where she works as a professional chef in gourmet restaurants in the Chianti area. She brings the flavour of the sun-drenched South to The Italian Cooking School, where guests can enjoy her cooking in the evenings on the terrace or in the sala da pranzo.

PIERPAOLO MORONI lives and works in Rome, where he specialises in natural cuisine and gourmet vegetarian cooking. His culinary passion makes him the ideal guide to accompany you on your excursions around the region.

HANNA HARDMEIER has been living in Florentine Tuscany for the last twenty years. She gained her diploma with Ohashi International Shiatsu School and currently works as a Shiatsu practitioner and a teacher at a Shiatsu school in Florence. Hanna is a great believer in using body movement and eating well for better health.


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