It is our pleasure to introduce you to our friends!
We rely greatly on the friends we have made over the many years we have been working with cooking tours. It is our pleasure to indroduce a few of our friends to you. Please take the time to visit and find out more about these individuals.
|Casatori - Your Home in Bologna - Apartment for rental|
The apartment Casatori is situated in the center of Bologna. It is a very pretty and romantic mansard roof apartment, perfect for couples in honeymoon, for families or friends.
Bologna is the food paradise of Italy, here you can taste some of the most famous pastas, tortellini, tagliatelle, lasagna.
Bologna is very well connected by train and so, one of the best locations where to stay and take day trips to visit Firenze (Florence), Venezia (Venice), Ravenna, Ferrara, Parma, Modena, Verona, Padova and other places in central Italy.
|Melina's Fresh Pasta|
Carmella Alvaro, owner at Melina's Fresh Pasta was in Bologna with us in 2010 for an intensive hand made pasta school. She made egg pasta with the rolling pin and all the possible shapes of pasta with a very big success! Her Italian DNA worked very well. After few months she opened Melina's Fresh Pasta that grew every day more. We are so proud of her, great worker, nice person, very able and fast learning.
Brava Carmella, you deserve your success!
|Flour + Water - Restaurant in San Francisco|
Looking for great, authentic pasta in America? Visit our favorite restaurant, Flour + Water in San Francisco. When Chef Thomas McNaughton was preparing to open this popular restaurant, he studied pasta-making right here in Bologna and stayed with us while perfecting his technique. Tom is great friend of Bluone.
Shannon has a great passion for cooking and travelling all around the world, and one of her trips took her in 2009 to Bologna and to Bluone.
After a day spent together for a cooking lesson and market visit, we became good friends and she could learn and take home a brilliant technique of pasta making. Thanks to her enthusiasm and to her talent, once home she shared what she learned with us with her friends and cooking students. Morover, few months later our daughter Francesca joined her for some weeks and they taught together cooking classes on tortellini and hand-made pasta in the US. Shannon was again with us in Bologna for a tour in 2011, together with friends.
|Mamma Agata's cooking course|
Mamma Agata's cooking course takes place in her private home, in a jewel of a small Italian village of Ravello, overlooking the Amalfi Coast line. With her LOVE and PASSION for cooking she will show you the way to create many local traditional dishes according to the Mediterranean Cuisine and share with you the traditional recipes, all this and more in a relaxing, friendly and warm atmosphere.