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Christmas Course2016 - FCAS Florence Culinary Art School -

Special Dishes for Special Day - Enjoy a wonderful Italian Christmas time while learning how to prepare some of Italy’s most delicious traditional dishes.

Christmas cuisine includes special dishes such as turkey, Cotechino con lenticchie, or Pandoro cake, etc. they dress up the Crhistmas table and contribute to the special day.
Our Christmas course, at each lesson you will learn a course dishes with 4 – 5 home cooking recipes including such special dishes. The course will include appetizer, first dish (pasta, risotto, etc.), second dish (main dish), side dish, and dessert.


  • Crostini di fegatini: chicken liver patè on toast
  • Ravioli con brodo di cappone: small square parcels of pasta filled with capon meat with capon soup
  • Cappelletti con brodo di pollo: small square of pasta containing mixture of meat, cheese or vegetables with chicken soup
  • Arrosto di faraona: roasted guinea-hen
  • Linguine con cozze: a kind of pasta in the shape of thin flat strands with mussels
  • Cannelloni: tubular pieces of pasta filled with meat, cheese or vegetables
  • Cotechino con lenticchie: low heat boiled pork sausage with lentils
  • Cappone ripieno: capon filled with mixture of meat, ham, parmesan and vegetables
  • Cavallucci: pastry made with anise, almond, candied fruits, coriander and flour.
  • Ricciarelli: traditional Tuscan biscuit made with almonds, sugar, honey and egg white.
  • Pandoro and Panettone: the two most traditional Christmas sweet yeast bread made with flour, eggs, vanilla, candid fruits, raisins, sugar and butter
  • Zabaione al Marsala: made with egg yolks, sugar and with Marsala (sweet wine)

* Actual lesson menu can be different from the sample menu.

Course Detail & Schedules

Course Detail

Course includes
  • Enrollment Fee
  • 4 home cooking lessons/week (1 lesson = from 2 to 3 hours plus tasting and clean-up time)
  • Ingredients cost and a glass of wine (additional drinks are available with additional cost)
  • Central Food Market visit (1 time)
  • Full time interpreter during the lesson
  • Orientation
  • Welcome Lunch
  • Welcome Kit (City map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass or tickets for lessons)
  • One meal or one drink voucher a day (may be replaced by a lunch gathering, cooking lesson or lunch box. No meal and drink voucher provided for housing-only period after the completion of your courses).
  • Weekly guided Art Visits
  • Cultural Visits (such as making pizza, gelato, and more. Once every 2 weeks).
  • Entrance fees to places of the visits we offer.
  • Housing in shared apartment (single room available)
  • Utilities costs
  • Heating cost
  • Handling charge
  • Transferrable credits

Not Included

・Meal vouchers for housing extra stay
・Flight tickets
・Transportation cost not related to the lessons
・Personal expenses (telephone calls, souvenirs, etc.)

- Accommodation single room additional fee:
200 Euro for 1 week, 240 Euro for 2 weeks, 270 Euro for 3 weeks, 300 Euro for 4 weeks
- Airport sending (1-way from accommodation to the airport): 160 Euro


Day 1 week course 2weeks course
Sun. Arrival in Florence Arrival in Florence
Mon. Orientation, Food Market Visit, Lesson Orientation, Food Market Visit, Lesson
Tue. Lessons Lessons
Wed. Lessons Lessons
Thu. Lessons Lessons
Fri. (AM) Art visit
(PM) Cultural visit
(AM) Art visit
(PM) Cultural visit
Sat. End of 1 week course, Return Home Free time
Sun. Free time
Mon. Lesson
Tue. Lessons
Wed. Lessons
Thu. Lessons
Fri. (AM) Art visit
Sat. Free time
You can stay up to 5 weeks.
Please refer to the left for additional charge

*The course schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to the school or the professor’s problem. Please check the final schedule. For further details, please consult Accademia Riaci Information Center.

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Christmas Course 2017 Schedules & Prices

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