IMG_5585Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just beginning to find your way around the kitchen, you’ll have a great time developing new culinary skills with Daniela. The class lasts about four hours, and includes a visit to a market, the cooking lesson itself, and a leisurely lunch.

Testaccio Market

The class begins with a visit to Rome’s famous Testaccio market, where you’ll start learning about the rich traditions of Roman food, and select the fresh, seasonal ingredients you’ll be using in the cooking lesson.

The Cooking Lesson

It’s a short walk from Testaccio market to Daniela’s home for a hands-on cooking class. In her kitchen, you’ll discover how to prepare traditional dishes from Rome and southern Italy. The menu might include antipasto, pizza, and pasta dishes like bucatini all’Amatriciana, orecchiette con broccoli or pasta e ceci, as well as meat dishes, eggplant parmigiana and stuffed fried zucchini. Mouthwatering desserts could include fruit marmalade cake, creamy fresh ricotta cheese with fresh fruit, or tiramisu.

Cooking lessons run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:30 am until 2:30 pm.

If you have particular dishes you’d like to try out, that can be arranged too: see Custom Classes.


Finally, the food prepared during the class is served for a leisurely lunch, accompanied by a different local wine for each dish.

As a souvenir, all attendees receive detailed recipes of everything they’ve made, and a Diploma of Attendance from Daniela’s Cooking School in Rome.