Free Italian cooking package
Italian cooking made fun, simple and easy for daily meals
- FREE Recipe e-Booklet includes 5 Simple, Fast, Tasty Pasta Dishes Direct from Rome Italy
- FREE Step-by-step tutorial video on knife skills and how to dice an onion
- FREE Inspirational travel advice for your next trip to Italy
Chef Guido, born and still living in Italy has put together this Complimentary Italian Cooking Package as a way of sharing his favourite family pasta recipes and his passion for fresh local ingredients. The video that Chef Guido has selected for you is in answer to one of our clients' most frequently asked questions (FAQ) on how to dice an onion, and safely use a knife. Enjoy!
Guido is an 8th generation Roman with a passion for cooking. “Every evening, I prepare food for my wife and daughter that has come from my grandmother’s family”, says Guido. “The secrets of these recipes have been passed down from my grandmother to my mother and now onto me. I want to share this love and passion that my family has always had for good food and wine with you. When I was young, my father used to take me around the Roman countryside on weekend excursions to locate the finest cheeses and wines. Baskets of fresh ricotta were prepared in front of us by the local shepherd and loaves of wood-fired sour dough bread were bought hot from the bakery. It was an incredible education. I still remember learning to recognise the different scents of wild herbs during our leisurely walks through the fields. To me, rosemary, sage, fennel and Roman mint are the distinctive scents of the Italian countryside”.
Guido has been a food editor for many years, during which he had the chance to meet the most celebrated Italian chefs and learn their secrets. He is fully bilingual and has been running cooking classes in Italy (the Sabine Hills and Tuscany), England (Cambridge) and Australia (Sydney) since 2001. He’s also passionate about foraging wild herbs and vegetables and would like to share his knowledge with you.
Guido's currently runs live, Interactive virtual Italian Cooking Classes and cooking parties. He also teaches Italian cooking classes to English speaking guests in person in his family home, just north of Rome in Italy. Guido’s cooking classes are much more than just a cooking lesson: he’s also a storyteller, always ready to share a story from Italy or tell you about the history behind a recipe.His cooking classes have an emphasis on the freshest food available in season, the balance of flavours and ease of preparation. His classes are relaxed, fun and creative. In fact, Guido believes that inspired cooking always comes from having fun.
Guido’s English language is perfect and, because he was born and still lives in Italy, he’s happy to answer any questions you have about his home country. When Guido is not teaching cooking, he is in charge of Rome olive oil tours and Rome Winery and wine-tasting sessions and running Convivio Rome Italian Cooking Holidays with his Australian wife, Sally.