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Cooking Marathon

Francesca is one of a kind she opened her home and held back no secrets in our marathon cooking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jwilliams9598
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Utica, New York
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Meir

Great experience in a very pleasant surroundings. Francesca is friendly and knowledgeable, speaks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Meir K
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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 6 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 8 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

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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 3 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 4 June 2018

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

Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

It is not often one has the opportunity to have a solid learning experience and a wonderful entertainment experience in the same day. We could not be happier with our day with Francesca. We would hope to have the opportunity to have another class. Well...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review! It was great to spend the afternoon with you both! See you soon on the Lake Maggiore!

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

It was a perfect way to spend a day of our holiday on the Italian lakes! We loved spending the day with Francesca in her beautiful and idyllic house up in the hills. We learnt so much from Francesca about Italian cooking and will always...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

I’m waiting for you!!!:))) Thanks for your beautiful words!!! Cook, cook and cook:)))))

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

The best place to go! The best food and experience i had in italy! Very specia! I highly recommend to include this in your trip plan as a cuisine part, even more then a good restaurant.

Thank Elad K
cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for the review! I’m waiting pictures of your italian dishes, so I can understand if you are improving:)))

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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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