Fantastic food experience for students in Florence

Cookery students from South Essex College went on a fantastic foodie trip to Florence in Italy.

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The students got to make pizza and pasta from scratch in workshops with chefs from the region, and they of course got to taste their dishes too.

Students also toured a food market and watched a demonstration on how Italian style Gelato is made. They visited a Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese factory too, saw the making process and tasted the end product.

They also experienced the making of balsamic vinegar which when produced at a high quality is known as black gold due its expensive nature and long development process.

Karen Winchester, Course Leader, said: “Italian food is loved around the world so it was terrific to go to this part of Tuscany and see where the traditional and popular dishes come from.

“Students got to put their cookery skills into practice in the most authentic of settings. Plus learn from true Italian chefs and gain a deeper appreciation of Italian food and its history.”

Jaimee Dover, 17, from Stanford-le-Hope, said: “What a great experience, memories were made and I will never forget all the new things I learnt.”

Brandon Dhooper, 16, from Grays, said: “The trip was very good – one of my best educational trips.”

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