Day trip to Chianti: Cooking in the Tuscan Countryside

 

While in Florence, my friends and I took a day trip out to the Chianti region to take a cooking class. We spent the day cooking at an adorable villa that had a fantastic patio for enjoying the beautiful greenery of Chianti in between our cooking and eating. 

We made pasta from scratch, and made a variety of dishes including panzanella (salad made with soaked stale bread) and a white bean pasta dish. Recipes can be found here.

 
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
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florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
 

Making the aglione sauce (garlic and tomato) to go with the pici pasta we rolled:

florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
 

Making the fagioli cannellini e timo sauce (white bean & parmigiano):

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florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy tuscany chianti cooking class
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
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florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
florence italy chianti cooking class chianti
 

Olives in the wild!

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travelJulie Kwak