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Cook on the Lakes

Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
+39 347 244 2197
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The best place to go! The best food and experience i had in italy! Very specia! I highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elad K
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An enjoyable afternoon of cooking

We attended a cooking class with Francesca in March. Francesca was very accommodating allowing us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
TeresaRimquist
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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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Via Per Fosseno 2, 28010 Colazza, Italy
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+39 347 244 2197
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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

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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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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We visited cook on the lakes in September 2017 during our visit to Lake Orta. 3 of us took the course which was delivered from Francesca’s home. The course had a healthy balance of being both, informative yet extremely enjoyable; without doubt, one of the...More

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CookontheLakes2013, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you so much for the review!! It was a real honor to cook with you! Hope to see you in an another occasion!! Cook, cook and cook:))) Francesca

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

My wife and me booked two classes (two half days) at "Cook on the Lakes" to learn how to cook authentic Italian food. One day we had sardine food and the other one food from Puglia - we cooked a Primi, a Secondi and Dessert....More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a magical day cooking and learning more about traditional Italian cuisine (and about fabulous food in general) from Chef Francesca in her home-style kitchen high above Lake Maggiore. I teach a basic pasta class in the US and wanted to learn to make...More

Thank Mary W
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CookontheLakes2013, Proprietario at Cook on the Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Dear Mary, thank you so much for your review! It was a funny and magical day! I'll come for sure in your cooking school; I look forward!! Your words are so important, cause they are also from a chef:)) Thank you again! Big hug to...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

One of our best experiences. Francesca showed great patience with our weaknesses and helped us create a fine lunch and dessert. She knows both the art and science of cooking. Do not rely on your GPS, call her for directions. Her house and property are...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a long cooking class with my wife and two grown children. We are "foodies" with some experience cooking. Francesca is a great teacher , conveying many tips and tricks. Class was participatory. Food prepared was delicious. We had the added pleasure of Francesca's husband...More

Thank lever858
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I brought my mom and dad who were visiting from the USA. I had to be sure that my parents met Francesca and experienced her cooking class because it is an experience! We made an amazing risotto milenese con ossibuchi, a typical dish from the...More

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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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