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‘Cook The Book’ with Giancarlo Caldesi in Tuscany August 2015

“Forget Eat, Pray Love – this is Cook, Eat, Cook, Eat and More..”

“So much fun, so much food, so many new friends..”

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Following the huge success of Montisi Magica’s cookery school in Tuscany with Giancarlo Caldesi in 2013 and 2014, we are delighted to announce that Giancarlo  will be in Montisi again for 2 weeks in August 2015.  Montisi Magica is delighted to offer you the chance to experience this culinary extravaganza with Giancarlo, week commencing 15th August 2015 and week commencing 22nd August 2015. This exciting opportunity to learn from and cook with, this famous Tuscan chef takes place at the beautiful Villa Maddalena in the centre of the village in Montisi.

In 2015, for the first time, you will be able to ‘Cook the Book’ with Giancarlo, enjoying recipes from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi’s very successful books The Amalfi Coast: A Collection of Italian Recipes’, and the soon to be published Venice: Recipes Lost and Found and yet to be titled book about the recipes of Rome.

Once again the course will take place in a beautiful Villa with 8 en-suite bedrooms in the medieval hilltop town of Montisi in Southern Tuscany.Dining in the garden Villa Maddalena

Included will be:

  • 7 nights accommodation at the Villa Maddalena;
  • all meals and wines;
  • 5 full days of cookery classes with Giancarlo Caldesi (lunch and dinner and more!);
  • ‘Cook the Book’ enjoying recipes from Katie and Giancarlo’s hugely popular books on the Amalfi Coast and Venice and the soon to be published book about Rome;
  • a trip to the local foodie market with Giancarlo;
  • a full day out in beautiful Southern Tuscany with a very special guide Antonella Piredda seeing the general area and visiting a winery and a frantoio (where they press the olives to make the oil for which this region is well-known) – touring and tasting – wines and olive oils in the area of Montepulciano and Pienza;
  • an evening learning about the pairing of wines and cheeses;
  • complimentary copies of the Venice, Amalfi and Rome cookery books signed by Katie and Giancarlo.Caldesi cookery class

Price: £2600 or £2850 per person based upon 2 sharing, excluding flights and transport to the village – (single supplement £250). The price differential is dependant upon the choice of bedroom at the Villa. The more expensive rooms face the garden and the Tuscan landscape – the less expensive rooms have a street view.

Flights and transport to and from the airport are not included but I am happy to advise on the best way to get here.

Places strictly limited to 10.

Testimonials from 2014

“Thank you both for a truly memorable week. It has been a fabulous learning and eating experience, and exceeded all expectations…”

“Like a good wine..the flavours will linger and grow better with time and then the magic truly begins..”

“We all had the best time..”

“So much fun, so much food, so many new friends..” 

“Forget Eat, Pray Love – this is Cook, Eat, Cook, Eat and More..”

“…a fabulous culinary week, perfectly organised, great recipes, fantastic teacher, lots of laughs and more..I’m so pleased I came” 

All the cookery classes will take place in the lovely, large kitchen at the Villa.

If you would like to know more about me and my connection with the Caldesi family, you can read about it here

I do hope you will come and join us and if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me ann@montisimagica.com or call on +39 293 5030509 0r +44 7836 622744.