Her Majesty the Taste

The History, the Culture, the Land

Enogastronomic Tours All our tours are private, taylor made and on request

Bologna, Mercato di Mezzo and Mercato delle Erbe

A tour in an ancient medieval market. We’ll become familiar with high quality products and fresh hand made pasta......

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Chocolate and Coffee Tour in the heart of Bologna

An interesting and energizing tour in the center of Bologna!...

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On the hunt for the perfect gelato

This tour can be walking or on bike, so that we can go outside the paths...

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Between Modena and Parma: Parmesan cheese, Parma ham and balsamic vinegar

This is our most popular tour, during which you can visit the producers of the best typical products of the Region...

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The province of Parma and its ham, castles and small towns

We can visit some of the castles in the area between Parma and Piacenza, together with wonderful small producers of cold meats...

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Ferrara, eels, bread and tortelli

A day between the sea in Comacchio and the medieval streets of Ferrara...

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Romagna between land and sea

Romagna is a world apart, split between land and sea, and has excellent food products of every kind......

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Emilia, Land of Motors

A special tour for motor sport and gourmet enthusiasts...

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Winery tours: Pignoletto and Lambrusco

We offer you 2 wine tours: Pignoletto in Bologna Hills and Lambrusco in Modena province......

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Bachelorette parties (or even bachelor!)

A morning of fun with the closest friends, learning how to make fresh handmade pasta!...

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The oldest taverns in Bologna by bike

An historic and gourmet tour by bike, out of the paths...

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Déjeuner sur l’herbe

For those who love nature and the outdoors, we can arrange a complete picnic on the hills around Bologna...

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Two days traditional Emilia tour

In this tour we could go farer than in a one day trip We will reach Giuseppe Verdi's lands and the production area of culatello  ...

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Truffle tour

Great news in Bologna Gourmet! We are offering a truffle hunting tour in the Emilia-Romagna hills....

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It's truffle season!

Enjoy a real experience with a hunter

E' tempo di tartufi!

Fai un'indeminticabile esperienza
con un vero cercatore di tartufi 

Cooking Lessons All our classes are private, taylor made and on request

Bolognese Cooking

All our classes are private and on request, so there is no calendar. Just write an email and choose your favorite day and dish!...

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Cooking with an italian chef

With our private chefs you will learn all the secrets of fine italian dining, to amaze your friends with your creative dishes...

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Japanese Cooking

Authentic Japanese cooking in a traditional italian kitchen  ...

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Typical Products

Mortadella

Mortadella is a symbol of Bologna food...

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Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano is the king of cheese, perfect for many purposes......

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Prosciutto di Parma

Prosciutto di Parma is added only with sea salt...

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Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena

Have you ever tried the REAL Traditional Balsamic Vinegar from Modena? Come with us.....

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Pignoletto wine

Pignoletto is the typical wine of Bologna hills...

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Culatello di Zibello

Culatello is made with the best part of prosciutto di Parma, so it is really precious!...

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Profile

Ilaria de Fidio

 

 

I was born in Bologna, which is considered by many the culinary capital of Italy. Growing up in Bologna, I developed a passion for food. My specialty is Bolognese home cooking but I can teach any traditional Italian dishes in a delicious and simple style.

I started to cook when I was just a girl with my amazing grandmother, learning all the secrets of local cooking and the great homemade Italian dishes.  My grandmother used to spend all day cooking for the family; I loved watching and helping her. With grandmother I learned how to make real handmade pasta using only our arms and a rolling pin, and how many different dishes you can make with just flour and eggs.

When I grew up, I studied with the biggest expert in pasta making, Alessandra Spisni, now a TV star in Italy. From her I learned all the best techinques of making perfect egg-pasta from scratch, without using any kind of machine, only my big rolling pin.

For most of the year I work in Bologna and teach how to make perfect “Tagliatelle al ragù” (because all of you know that Spaghetti Bolognaise doesn’t exist!) and other traditional local and regional dishes. In winter, on the contrary, I fly to Los Angeles to prepare handmade pasta for the famous people that live there. I also teach in Australia and I made a video for Australian Channel 9 with a famous chef, Adam Swanson, about the bolognese sauce (ragù).

Since 2004, I’ve run my own cooking school, Bologna Gourmet, where I teach the wonders of pasta and local cooking to Italians and foreigners. Now I want to share the wealth of knowledge and experience I have accumulated and savored with everyone who has the desire and the passion to eat well.

 

Bologna Gourmet

Largo Respighi 8, 40126 Bologna
Tel: +39 051-270512
Cell. +39 335-5336613
Fax: +39 051-19982189
Sito: www.bolognagourmet.it
E-mail: info@bolognagourmet.it