Are you learning the Italian language? Do you like cooking? Do you like Italian cuisine? Then read this article now!

Here at L’Olivo Italiano we like to teach the language in a natural way, using the passions of our students as the basis for effective, entertaining and stimulating Italian lessons. In fact, the learning engine is the passion, that is why we do everything we can to help you cultivate and increase your interest in Italian and Italian culture.

The medieval kitchen

Theater of our video recipes is the seat of  L’Olivo Italiano, L’ANTICO SPEDALE DEL BIGALLO and its splendid MONUMENTAL MEDIEVAL KITCHEN.

Elisa the confectioner and Francesca the cook

The protagonists THE COOK and THE CONFECTIONER by Bigallo Francesca and Elisa! In addition to the Italian school, Antico Spedale del Bigallo hosts numerous visitors to the various events planned at Bigallo: from weddings to festivals, from concerts to theater, from dinners with crime to the apericena … During these events Francesca and Elisa are always there to surprise the guests with delicious food!

But now the appointment is with the students of  L’Olivo Italiano to make the first two video recipes dedicated to Italian students. By watching these recipes, you will learn to cook and also the Italian lexicon of the kitchen and the expressions used to cook! You will be able to follow a true Italian recipe, explained in Italian by authentic Italian cookers!

Here are the unique ingredients of our Italian videos recipes:

Easy explanation of the Italian words

  • Explanations of the terms and expressions of the language of the kitchen: ingredients (uova, salsiccia, prezzemolo etc.), equipment (mestolo, ciotole, etc.) actions (rosolare, sbattere etc.)
  • Subtitles with the description of the main passages of the recipe
  • Easy presentation of “typically Italian” ingredients accompanied by single ingredient photos and summary sheet
  • Curiosities about the kitchen and the Italian ways to cook 

Easy explanations of the Italian expressions

Visit our youtube channel now and test our video clips! Here are the links:

Videoricetta del Tiramisù 

Videoricetta della pasta i Paccheri d’inverno

Once you made a recipe, Francesca and Elisa would be really happy to receive the photos with your results! Send us your picture to or post it on your Facebook page and tag L’Olivo Italiano!

Did you enjoy learning Italian cooking with our video recipes? Do not be satisfied!

What are you waiting for? Book your Italian language and culture course at L’Olivo Italiano and combine Italian classes with simple, fun, friendly cooking lessons!  Come and meet Francesca and Elisa personally, they will be happy to teach you all their tricks as professional Italian cookers!

Look and ask for information about our DE GUSTIBUS package of activities, it might be ideal for all ITALIAN & COOKING LOVERS: practical cooking lessons, Italian cooking classes, Florentine lunch and goodbye dinner

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