Toscana Saporita Cooking School for very gay-friendly cooking classes

The Toscana Saporita Cooking School

We recently had the privilege of spending a week with Sandra Lotti and her team at the Toscana Saporita Cooking School in Tuscany, just north of Pisa, and very close to the mediaeval town of Lucca. We spent each morning for a week producing some of the dishes that have made Tuscan cuisine famous. Under the guidance and exuberance of Sandra, her assistant Anthony, and son Alessio we were guided through the creation of fresh pasta, including multicolored ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta cheese, stuffed turkey breast, tiramisu, open apple tarts, gnocchi, creme brulee, and a whole host of other goodies, including the preparation of squid and octopus dishes. After a morning of cooking, what better than to sit down and eat everything we had prepared, washed down with local wines, in the company of our fellow classmates!

Sandra Lotti in one of her cooking classes

Afternoons were spent on guided tours to local places of interested, all included in the week’s fee for the course, and then it was back for a three course dinner, with more local wine and a lot of great conversation and laughter.

The school runs weekly classes, catering for up to 16 people each week from May through October. The week we went we were the only gay couple in the group, but it was not an issue, and Sandra let us know that she favored gay groups as they were more fun!

The Toscana Saporita Cooking School would definitely win a Pink Choice Award if we had a category for cooking!

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