Dear Carlos and Gabriella,
John and I so enjoyed your cooking class! It was the highlight of our trip! We're still talking to friends about the wonderful experience we had!
Your instruction and care were so appreciated! I hope our paths cross again in the future! Please come visit and stay with us!
Best wishes always,
David and John
Thank you very much for the pictures
Those pictures brought back good memories :-)
Brian and I had such a wonderful time with you and your sister.
The cooking class was one of the best experiences I had in my life
Yes - I've made the ragu sauce and will tresure the recipe you gave us.
I will write a reference on Tripadvisor shortly
Brian and Noriko
Thank you so much for the cooking course and trip to the markets. We had an excellent and very memorable time.
And now that we have had such good teachers (and the trusty recipe books you gave us) we are looking forward to putting those aprons back on an making some great pasta for our friends and family.
We would also like to be able to show them some photos of the day, is it possible to email us a copy of the photos you took?
Amy and Michael
So wonderful to hear from you..
How are you and how is Gabriela ?
I been meaning to write to you since I came. . . some how life took me inside with no time to breath.
I want you to know that I had such a wonderful time with you , It was a great experience and I have enjoyed every minute, the cooking school and learning Italian dishes was great, but for me it was the whole experience: the hours in the beautiful market, the cooking, shopping for kitchen tools, beautiful beautiful Bologna , the wonderful hospitality of you, Gabriela and Anna.
It was great , really, every moment. I have told all my friends about it with so much passion. . . even now, two months after I came back home, I am still telling every one about it.
I can tell you from the bottom of my heart that it was one of the best trips and experience I have made in my life.
I have made in my kitchen many things you have taught me, everything was great.
I plan to be in Verona on June-July on the Opera Festival. I am planning to go for a week, maybe I will come visit you then.
I still hope that maybe you will come visit Israel and be my guests .
Please send my love to Gabriela and Anna,
I wish you all the best and I will be very happy be in touch with you and hear from you once in a while.
Shaya and I are both well, thanks for asking. Yes we have tried to make the tagliatelle ragu - I have attached some pictures of our first attempt, not as good as you and Gabriella make!!
We purchased some Balsamic Tradizionale before we left Italy but we havent opened it yet. The one we tried in your home was amazing.
We will be sure to leave feedback on Tripadvisor.
Ciao Carlo, Luciana & Gabriella,
Grazie for the lesson in cooking!
We have been successful in making pasta @ home for our la familia!
Graziea. how do we save the tortellini once its made.
Do we need to cook it before freezing?
b. how do we save the tortelloni once its made. Do we cook it before freezing? Do we dry it before cooking and freezing?
Looking forward to your recipes for the gnoochi and tiramisu....Grazie
Your friends always, Lorie, Gary, Michele & Michele.
is with great pleasure that I receive your news and photos.
From the photos we see that you have worked well: I am pleased
We come to the questions:
I should be dried tortellini 3 / 4 hours and then put in freezer. To cook them are taken from the freezer and throw it directly into the pot with the broth boils.
The tortelloni, however, it is better to cook them 2 / 3 minutes in boiling water, then season with a little olive oil and then freeze them in the freezer.
At the time of cooking remove from the freezer and throw them directly into the pot with boiling water.
Next week, I send you the recipes promises.
With separate email I send you the photos I took during class.
If you have problems downloading please let me know that other provision.
I am very honored and pleased that we consider your friends.
I assure you that for us.
The days spent with you were beautiful and joyful.
A warm hug
Lorie, Gary, Michele & Michele.
It has been I while since I joined the cooking course with you, actually it was in September.
When I think back of those 3 days it is always with a warm heart.
I met lovely people (you & your team) and my fellow participants from the US were equally nice.
On top of that the cooking that I learned was excellent and very useful.
Almost every week I am preparing fresh pasta now and my son loves to help.
I have to admit that I am using the machine most of the times to roll out the pasta, sorry for that.
But we all appreciate the home made so much more than the pre-fab from the store.
The bolognese ragout is a favorite, but the sausage sauce is also much loved around the house.
And the lasagne... when I make it there never seems to be enough!
Only the tortellini, tortelloni, my family has not yet got used to those flavours.
So for the time being we stick to "regular" pasta.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and a healthy and delicious 2011
Warm regards, also for Gabriella,
Carlo and Gabriella
Finally arrived home and wanted to thank you for the wonderful time I had with the both of you. I truly enjoyed learning and making the food. I have made the bologense already and turned out well. I am getting the materials together to make the tortellini and tortelli with my granddaughters soon. I look forward to coming back again and learning more and staying longer.
Thank you again for your patience and sharing your knoweledge with me.
We had a wonderful time in Bologne - the cookery course was the highlight of our honeymoon tour of Italy! We have such wonderful memories of the day that we spent with you all, the delicious food and of course the fantastic company!
We have attached some photos of the day for you!
Amy & Simon
We would like to thank you for letting us experience many flavours of Bologna - cooking was delicious, tours very informative and your and Luciana's company unforgetable.
We will be recommending this experience to any of our friends that visit this area.
Thank you again and see you next year.
Lyn and David
Grazie, will forward to the clients. They will be happy to have this. I took a look at the recipes and it makes me very hungry!!!! We love the food in Bologna and so sorry we are not coming there this trip, but next year!!
Lynn (tour operator
Thanks again for such a wonderful day. Jim and I really enjoyed learning from you. We plan to make the pasta for his mother next weekend.
If you ever want to come to Spokane, you have a place to stay!
Jim and Cynthia
Merci Encore – Carlo Alberto.
I had a great time! Je vais vous envoyer des photos les semaine prochaine de ma retour a Montreal.
Thank you. We will look forward to seeing you then.
We have returned to the US now and wanted to again tell you how much we enjoyed our class with you.
Thank you for a wonderful day, cooking old receipts at your place. We appreciated it very much
I posted a review of your cooking school which is now online.
I hope it generates business for you.
Hi Carlo -
Lisa and I would like to thank you, Luciana, and Gabriella for one of our best days in Italy. We loved the entire experience - from the market to the meal.
Lisa and I particularly enjoyed your shopping style.
Like you, we have favorite shops for different food and they are never the tourist shops.
We take our time to find the best products for our meals.
We felt we found a kindred spirit in you.
And the best part is I now feel confident I can make pasta from scratch.
We will send you some of the pictures when
We have a chance to make it soon.
In the meantime, I was reading the cooking guide you gave us today and was wondering if there is a special recipe for the broth.
That broth was delicious and I would hate to put bland broth on such wonderful tortellini
Thank you, again!