Timeless Tuscany

Timeless Tuscany

Culinary Week


Hands-on advanced cooking course


April – November 2023

Course Details

Advanced fundamentals of Tuscan Cuisine.
Culinary Week builds on the successful culinary instruction experience of over 20 years, having taught so many people the fundamentals of Tuscan cuisine. It all takes place on a charming country estate where for a week at a time, guests ”live like true Tuscans”, living in fully updated 17th-century rooms and enjoying leisurely meals on the estate’s sun-drenched lawn.



April 23rd – 29th
April 30th – May 6th
May 7th – 13th
May 14th
 – 20th
May 21st
 – 27th
 May 28th
 – June 3rd
June 4th – 10th
June 11th – 17th
 June 18th
 – 24th
June 25th
 – July 1st
July 2nd – 8th
September 3rd – 9th
 September 10th
 – 16th
September 17th
 – 23rd
 September 24th
 – 30th
October 1st – 7th
October 8th – 14th
October 15th – 21st
October 22nd – 28th
October 29th – November 4th
November 5th – 11th
November 12th – 18th

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Information On The Program

Hands-on instruction for advanced home cooks and professionals. Five days, from Monday through Friday, of intensive hands-on instruction in the advanced fundamentals of Tuscan cuisine using professional equipment. All 32 hours are taught by Sandra Lotti and her staff of chef instructors.

What Is Included

Transfer from Pisa airport or train station to the school on Sunday, and from the School to Pisa airport or train station on Saturday morning (if your departure is before 8:00 AM from the school, we will help you arrange a cab. This service is not included in the price. The driving distance from the school to the airport is approx. 25 minutes with no traffic. Reminder: you will have to be at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and wines/beer/ coffee/tea
Bedroom with self contained bathroom.
Hands on lessons in the morning and in the afternoon for a total of 7-8 hours a day.
Truffle hunt and truffle based lunch

We HIGHLY recommend Trip insurance as we never cancel any classes, even if we have 1 student only attending.
For more information on prices and schedule, please email to info@timelesstuscany.it

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Skills Taught Include

– Pasta shapes and how to marry them with sauces, plus the effective use of different flours and recipes
– Pasta sauces and fillings, including the essential ”soffritto” method for making Tuscan sauces
– Basic sauces and soups
– Fish: cleaning, boning, filleting and preparation
– Chicken: boning, quartering, stuffing and preparation
– Pastry, cakes and custards, doughs and breads. (Includes puff pastry, pate à choux and pasta frolla)
– Vegetables: carving, stuffing, preparation
– Meats, depending on the season: lamb, hare, wild boar; how to roast, deep-fry and braise

Other Highlights

– Wine, cheese, truffle and olive oil tastings
– White truffle hunt with an experienced truffle hunter and a truffle tasting lunch menu at Savini Tartufi
– Wine tasting and lesson with Emiliano Alessi from the celebrated Cennatoio Winery in Panzano in Chianti
– Every meal will be paired with the greatest wines of Italy

*Price excludes airfare and is based on double occupancy with en suite bath, plus some limitations on air/rail transfers. For details, please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

The CULINARY WEEKS’s itinerary

Arrival  — Welcome Lunch — Relaxing afternoon — Dinner and wine tasting

Continental breakfast — Morning lessons (4 hours) — Lunch — Afternoon lessons (4 hours) — Dinner with cheese and wine tasting

Continental breakfast — Truffle hunt at Savini Tartufi — Lunch at Savini’s — visit to San Gimignano — Dinner and wine tasting

Breakfast — Departure from Tuscany


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