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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)
  • 1 meal voucher/day (May be replaced by lunch gathering, cooking lesson or lunch box. No meal voucher provided for accommodation-only period.)
  • Weekly guided Art Visits
  • Cultural Visits (Such as making pizza, calzone, gelato, and many more. Only 1 lesson offered per week, so you CANNOT choose a lesson you like.)
  • Entrance fees to places of the visits we offer.
  • Accommodation – Shared Flat (twin room)
  • Utilities costs
  • Heating cost
  • Handling charge
  • Transferrable credits

Not Included

・Meal voucher(s) for accommodation-only period
・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
- Additional accommodation period:
1 week: 130 Euro for twin/triple
2 week: 260 Euro for twin/triple
3 week: 390 Euro for twin/triple
4 week: 520 Euro for twin/triple
- Airport sending (1-way from accommodation to the airport): 160 Euro


Day 1 week course
2weeks course[WA6]
Dec. 4 Sun. [WA1][WA6]: Arrival in Florence
Dec. 5 Mon. Orientation, Food Market Visit, Lesson
Dec. 6 Tue. Lessons
Dec. 7 Wed. Lesson
Dec. 8 Thu. Lessons
Dec. 9 Fri. AM:Cultural visit (Montecatini Christmas market)
PM:Pizza Lesson
Dec. 10 Sat. [WA1]: End of 1 week course, Return Home Free time
Dec. 11 Sun. [WB1]: Arrival in Florence Free time
Dec. 12 Mon. Orientation, Food Market Visit, Lesson Lessons
Dec. 13 Tue. Lessons
Dec. 14 Wed. Lessons
Dec. 15 Thu. Lessons
Dec. 16 Fri. AM:Cultural visit (Santa Croce Christmas market)
PM:Pizza Lesson(Calzone)
Dec. 17 Sat. [WB1]:End 1 week course, Return Home [WA6]:End 2weeks course, Return Home
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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