March 7, 2008

Customer comments

Although I encourage my students to leave a comment on TripAdvisor page, many prefer to write to me an email. I have posted their notes here. 

"Maribel,
I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how great a time my husband and I had cooking with Alex.
She was knowledgeable, relaxed, and a pleasure to spend the day cooking with.
We have let others know how much fun it was to create with experienced chefs from the region.  It was one of our highlights (not to mention how many people are aching to get their hands on the recipe!)
Safe travels to you!"
Jeannie and George. May 2013

"Dear Maribel, It is just a few hours after our lesson.  I wanted you to convey our thanks to Joanna.  She was excellent!  thorough, at ease, interestingand her effort really showed through.
I also wanted to thank you for opening up your lovely home to us.  there are not too many people who travel to Italy who can say they went to a personal home to have a cooking lesson .
Thank you so much and hope to see you again soon!
Patricia, Greece. May 2013


"Good Morning Maribel,
I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience last night. You were the perfect instructor, the course selection was fabulous, the setting was great and the way you teach…well I just can’t say enough. I have attended several cooking functions in the past with some very well-known celebrity chefs and you are by the far the best. Thank You again for just a great evening and please let me know when you will be back in the states as I would love to attend anything you might be putting on."
Chuck, USA. May 2013


"Jon and I really enjoyed the tortellini making class that we took with you, Christina, and Sergio. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy and you all were excellent teachers. The food was also delicious and one of the best we had during our trip :)" Lindsay, Santa Barbara, California
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese.
Foto credit: Jonathan Pan.

"Thank you for your help with the class, I know we all really enjoyed our time with you guys. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you again, we're all looking forward to our next trip back." Jonathan, San Francisco, California

It was so nice cooking with you! We had so much fun....thanks again. So exciting about your being in the NY Times! Congrats! Thanks for the recipe. Yum!
Lauren , Boston, Massachusetts

Hi, just wanted to let you know that I made your Bolognese Ragu tonight for dinner, it was just delicious! I am now ready to serve it to my friends. Thank you so much. I like your website, I visit it often, I feel like I'm visiting with you! Ciao for now. Cindy, New Jersey.

Hand made tortellini, traditionally made with a mixture of Parmesan cheese, Prosciutto, Mortadella and pork loin. Served in home made broth.
Foto credit: Jonathan Pan

"Thanks again for a wonderful Italian cooking experience." Nik, Los Angeles, California

"Thank you for a wonderful evening, I loved the class & it remains as one of the highlights of my travels. Cheers!" Jocey Davidson, Australia
“I had the wonderful opportunity to bring a group of students from the University of Denver in Colorado to a cooking and tasting class arranged by Maribel. The class was a unique mix of students and people from Bologna.
Maribel navigated so smoothly between the two groups and two languages, facilitating an environment where food became the language of culture and friendship. I can't wait to return to Bologna and learn how to make tortellini with Maribel and the Taste of Italy.”
Sheila Phelan Wright, Colorado, USA

The spread before dinner of the Summer Cookery class.
Foto credit: Jocey Davidson.


"I have had an opportunity to both take cooking classes as well as cook privately at home with Maribel. I have been pleasantly surprised as to how well organised the classes were, the variety of menus from different regions of Italy and the excellent chefs! I can honestly say if you want to know about Italian cooking ask Maribel, she is an excellent cook!”
Lea Vilborg, Bologna, Italy

“We had a super super great time cooking with you as well as laughing around the table. We also appreciated the visit to the producer of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, that was a unique experience!”
Martina and Luigi, Puerto Rico
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1 comment:

Elizabeth, Squamish, Canada said...

Earlier this month, a friend and I took Maribel’s class on Cooking with Modena’s Traditional Balsamic. We had an absolutely wonderful time! Maribel is incredibly friendly, welcoming, and professional. What I appreciated most was how focused she was on tailoring the class to our level and interests. If you can take a class with Maribel, I would highly recommend it!