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Memorable Italian experience

Before we planned a trip to Lake Maggiore, I researched things to do while we were there. This is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lauren92614
A delicious and delightful lesson and meal with Chef Francesca

What a lovely day cooking at Francesca’s home in the lake area. She taught me how to make fresh... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Cook on the Lakes is an Italian Cooking School on the Lake Maggiore, in the north of Italy. ALL COURSES HAVE HANDS-ON PHILOSOPHY! Every course has its own goals. We'll start to prepare the food all together as a group. We will know the recipes and...more
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Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
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+39 347 244 2197
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All reviews focaccia gnocchi cooking class at home wonderful experience panzerotti learn how italian cooking from scratch a lot of fun fresh pasta my husband and i different types great teacher look forward delicious food panna cotta
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before we planned a trip to Lake Maggiore, I researched things to do while we were there. This is how I found this incredible cooking experience. I emailed Francesca to inquire and she got right back to me. I also enjoyed that we were able...More

Thank Lauren92614
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely day cooking at Francesca’s home in the lake area. She taught me how to make fresh ravioli with a lemon ricotta filling, tender Osso Bucco, tender risotto and Panna cotta with fresh strawberries So patient and kind, in her beautiful home, I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Francesca allowed my wife and I to come learn from her on a day she did not have a class scheduled. We could not make any of her scheduled dates work with our vacation schedule and Francesca made sure we could still get there for...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Francesca is one of a kind she opened her home and held back no secrets in our marathon cooking day. She is an incredible wealth of knowledge who answered all of our never ending questions with enthusiasm. Not only did we discuss cooking topics but...More

Thank jwilliams9598
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Great experience in a very pleasant surroundings. Francesca is friendly and knowledgeable, speaks good English, and loves to teach. She also cooks well with the finest ingredients. Her recipes are truly Italian, but she makes sure you could cook them at home as well. Recommended...More

Thank Meir K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was so much fun. I am so happy I signed up for this class. You are immediately welcomed into Francesca's home which is absolutely adorable. She has several beautiful gardens with fresh veggies, and flowers. I have always enjoyed eating gnocchi and I was...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you very much!!! We will keep in touch for sure!! See you in US!!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

This place is located near Lago Maggiore and Arona. We are Italian and own a house on the lake but the place can be also easily reached with a highway from Milan. Francesca is a precious host and her place is wonderful: her beautiful villa...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

My young daughters and I were treated to a birthday with Francesca. She taught us how to make pizza and breadsticks and chocolate salami. It was an amazing day of learning from and amazing chef and teacher. Her home and cooking lesson was the perfect...More

Thank HeatherB4730
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

My 21 year old son and I took Francesca’s cooking class and we enjoyed it so much we will definitely be taking more! Francesca taught us not only 4 traditional Italian dishes but also about the Italian culture. She is full of energy and a...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thank you Glenda for your review! As I told you, it was an honor to spend time with you and see how much passionate in food is your son! See you soon!

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful experiences of my life. A fantastic place where I could combine and share my knowledge of wine, combining it with dishes of incredible goodness and the company of many friends. Thank you so much Francesca and Giovanni for making me...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Marco, I cant’wait to see your family and you under my porch, drinking and talking about wines! Thank you for coming!!!

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grazia2626
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Response from cookonthelakes | Property representative |
Thank you Lisa for your prompt answer:)) Hi Grazia, yes of course! Go to my website and you can find my email! Thank you for writing! Francesca
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