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Cook on the Lakes

Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
+39 347 244 2197
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Gluten free pastry with great party

This place is located near Lago Maggiore and Arona. We are Italian and own a house on the lake but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lucoh99
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Fabulous day of Cooking

My young daughters and I were treated to a birthday with Francesca. She taught us how to make pizza... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heather B
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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 their history, learn the basic skills, cook them. Usually all the lessons will start in the morning around 9 PM; we will work the whole morning until the food is ready and then we have lunch together; if your partners are around, they can join us for a small fee. When the course is finished, we will take pictures with your Italian cooking diploma and I'll give you a special souvenir to take home. Enjoy the location, totally surrounded by the nature and at the edge of the woods. On warm seasons the vegetables and other natural products will be available from my garden, from Germano's, my neighbour, a wise and expert gardener, and from the nearby local market place. If the weather is fine, we'll enjoy the food we cook outside in the garden and in the sun! See you soon!!! Francesca
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“focaccia” (17 reviews)
“cooking class” (13 reviews)
“gnocchi” (10 reviews)
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Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
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+39 347 244 2197
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 Heather B
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Reviewed 6 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!

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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

Thank MarcoLori65
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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!!!

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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!

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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

Thank bpepper7
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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:)))))

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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
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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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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We attended a cooking class with Francesca in March. Francesca was very accommodating allowing us to book with little notice. She is very welcoming and knowledgeable and very generous with her time. Over 5 hours we made 3 types of pasta from different regions. Would...More

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

Thank you so much for the review!!! Do not forget to improve my recipes!:)))

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Dear Francesca, we will miss YOU and the panzerotti plus the gnocchi we made. OK, also the tiramisu :) Cooking is a delight and good company makes it heavenly. Francesca, with her spirit and emotions and above all her professionalism and the ability to teach,...More

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

I will miss you too!!! Look forward to meeting you again!!!! W Warm hugs!

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

One way to remember a visit to a foreign country is to take a lot of pictures, typically slightly different angles of the same locations as everyone else. The pictures either get stored on a mobile phone or posted to social media. This is inherently...More

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cookonthelakes, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you so much for your review so passionate! I’m very happy to have met you again and cooked together! We will see you soon! Francesca

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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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