Anna, a charming silver haired lady:
After years of working in the fashion world in 1989 Anna decides to live her passion for cooking and begins traveling the world and collaborating with internationally reknowned chefs.
Today Anna and her son Lorenzo, who shares his mother’s passion for cooking, work together side by side.
COOKING DAY IN FLORENCE
SHOPPING AT THE MARKETS
With Anna and Lorenzo you will shop
in the local markets and purchase your goods
from the stalls where the produce is the freshest.
Lorenzo will walk you through
the streets of Florence stopping for an espresso
or a glass of wine along the way.
Anna will walk on ahead to the school.
When you arrive at the school Anna will lead you
through the simple but precise steps for making pasta,
teaching you her best traditional recipes.
After your shopping and cooking
you are now ready for the best part, to sit at the table
and taste your efforts together with Anna and Lorenzo.
Anna Bini Cooking In, In the heart of the city
The location of Anna Bini Cooking In is in the old part of Florence known for its many artisans and for having preserved its authenticity. The school is In the San Frediano quarter, Oltrarno, just a few steps away from Palazzo Pitti with its vast Boboli gardens and very close to Porta Romana. The school is tucked away in a lovely flowered corner in a large garden area. Adults and children are all welcome at the school, which has a capacity of 12.
Villa II Monte, A home in the hills with a view of Florence
Anna’s home. Villa II Monte, is a magic place in the foothills overlooking Florence and offers a breathtaking view of the city. Anna’s kitchen is lovely and warm and full of charming memorabilia and here she and Lorenzo offer cooking classes for adults and children making and savouring the best of traditional recipes Anna knows so well and loves.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
I had a splendid experience with Anna
enjoying the shopping at the Sant’Ambrogio market and
receiving suggestions from Anna for cooking her recipes.
The cooking day at Anna’s was a highlight
of our trip to Florence.
My daughters and I have such fond memories
of my cooking day at Anna’s. Just wonderful!
Thank you Anna for such a lovely day.
Your suggestions for better cooking
will forever remain with me.
Apart from learning so much about making pasta,
we felt like part of the family during the lesson.
Anna is an exceptional person and chef.
Florence without you Anna would be
half as fascinating.