Open for Business in Tuscany with Linda and George
(The Open Nesters Episode 15)
If You Only Have a Minute For Us Push Play on the Red Button
In Episode 15 we meet Linda and George
George and Linda each had very successful lives. But they were each pursuing their own business and projects somewhat separately. Linda thought of George as mostly business. Not creative. George was a pilot who was away a lot. He always said, “leaving was easy, coming home was hard.” Essentially they were living separate lives. And they had this idea that they might be able to do a business together.
They may battle over who’s idea it was, but they started to create “cooking occasions” which eventually led to this incredible business, Cook in Tuscany.
Everyday is a honeymoon? It’s Not. You have to work at it each day. – George
Cook in Tuscany
At Cook in Tuscany (as featured on NBC, CBS, Fox and ABC) we invite you to join us at La Chiusa in our medieval hill top village for a week of cooking and consuming delicious meals where the women of the village are masters of traditional rustic Italian cooking. It is their art. They will endear you with their skills and laughter in the kitchen. Our teachers use the same recipes their grandmothers, or “Nonnas” as we say in Italy, used. This is a unique experience; nothing has changed for generations, this is the way women in Tuscany have cooked for hundreds of years. It is truly magical to see Tuscan women cook!
Resources for You
Local Cooking Classes Taught by Local Women
Our classes are designed to impart the real flavor of Tuscan cuisine. If you’re looking for professional chefs, you won’t find them here. You will not find any chefs in tall white hats, or electric appliances in our kitchens, no fancy blenders, and there are no food processors used; everything is done by hand. Our cooking school is based on local cooking. We go to the real source of the cooking traditions. Our classes are taught by local Tuscan women. The mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and wives who know what real traditional Tuscan cooking is all about. The kitchen is busy with wooden spoons and women who look and act like a distant family member. Each woman teaches and entertains differently; each is unforgettable.