A history of love and cuisine
Our story begins about 1000 years ago. The ribollita was already a popular stew among the peasant class, while pasta with butter & spices was the favored dish of the nobility (tomato sauce didn’t meet its pasta soulmate until the 1600s). As you cook in Tricerchi Castle, originally built in the 13th century, we will dive
into the flavors & recipes from the Middle Ages to our grandparents to the present day. You won’t simply learn the techniques of the kitchen, but will become a part of a long tradition of recipes passed down from generation to generation with love.
Alexandra Barac grew up in Italy and has worked in the wine and tourism industry for 10 years. After many years working as the Villa Manager and organizing cooking classes, she now leads the Magida cooking school at Tricerchi Castle. Gathering the freshest, most fragrant ingredients from local producers, her cooking always focuses on bringing out the best that the season has to offer.
The love that we cherish for our guests (who become our friends); the love for the territory and its traditions (which become our inspiration); the love for our our nonna’s ragu (which becomes our gateway to cooking) . . . these are the loves we share with you, so that you can fall in love with Tuscany, too. As you sip a glass of Brunello, make pasta by hand, or gaze at the rolling hills of our splendid country, let yourself fall in love.
The love that we cherish for our guests (who then become friends); the love for the territory and its traditions (one of the most important of which is making wine); the love for our culture and for the heritage of our grandmother’s (the family recipe for our nonna’s ragu!) … this is the love we strive to transmit to you during your classes, so that you too will fall in love with Tuscany as you sip a glass of Brunello, make pasta by hand, and look out over the rolling hills of our splendid wine country.
Località Altesi – 53024 Montalcino (SI)
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