WHAT "VALENTINA'S GRADUATES" SAY ABOUT THE CLASS


BAKE FOR LOVE GRADUATES SAY...


"My fiance and I took Valentina's baguette making course on the day that I proposed. It was just us, so anyone looking for an activity for their engagement day or a romantic date...this is the place to be.
Valentina is wonderful. Amazing teacher, hilarious and a true gourmet. (She forages her own salt!). Endless tips and tricks about baking empowers you to do it at home. Also helps you understand how brilliant those contestants are on the Great British Baking Show. After the class was over, we didn't wanna leave...just wanted to talk food and wait for her to cook us dinner and possibly adopt us.
Courses around town in culinary institutions are mega expensive and a bit too formal. Taking this class is like a little Italian getaway. Have fun! "
Ben C.

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"My fiance and I took Valentina's baguette making course on the day that I proposed. It was just us, so anyone looking for an activity for their engagement day or a romantic date...this is the place to be.
Valentina is wonderful. Amazing teacher, hilarious and a true gourmet. (She forages her own salt!). Endless tips and tricks about baking empowers you to do it at home. Also helps you understand how brilliant those contestants are on the Great British Baking Show. After the class was over, we didn't wanna leave...just wanted to talk food and wait for her to cook us dinner and possibly adopt us.
Courses around town in culinary institutions are mega expensive and a bit too formal. Taking this class is like a little Italian getaway. Have fun! "
Ben C.

"I just took Valentina's class!... If I had this skill in my repertoire when I met my boyfriend, I would probably have a ring on my finger by now. Yes, the bread is that good!... Valentina doesn’t use magical, expensive ingredients or industrial strength ovens & mixers...
I truly feel like I’ve learned a life skill. I actually left the class confident that I can do this on my own. Forget flowers or wine, this bread will be my calling card. I am so excited to show off!"
Christina B.

"As a native French, baguette is sacred to me and I had some high expectations... the baguette I made myself during class was simply delicious, of an unexpected crispiness, very airy... just perfect, really!
Valentina knows how to make it fun and accessible.
Her recipe is so easy to reproduce that my first batch at home was a total success. My son and husband are hooked!"
Veronique G.V.

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BAKE FOR GOOD GRADUATES SAY...


"It was a great way to keep a diverse group of people busy, happy, entertained and learning all at once. Not an easy feat you accomplished, Valentina. But you did!"
Denia M.

"I made bread from your recipe and it was wonderful! The bread vanished in no time!... all that was left was a few crumbs by the time dinner reached the table. Thanks for a fun evening and your fantastic recipe!"
Carol T.

"The first bite of Valentina's baguette... Wow!
The amazing crunch of the crust. the supple, soft and moist interior. The delicious flavor... Valentina delivered. In the course of 2 hours she...

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"It was a great way to keep a diverse group of people busy, happy, entertained and learning all at once. Not an easy feat you accomplished, Valentina. But you did!"
Denia M.

"I made bread from your recipe and it was wonderful! The bread vanished in no time!... all that was left was a few crumbs by the time dinner reached the table. Thanks for a fun evening and your fantastic recipe!"
Carol T.

"The first bite of Valentina's baguette... Wow!
The amazing crunch of the crust. the supple, soft and moist interior. The delicious flavor... Valentina delivered. In the course of 2 hours she taught us how to transform simple ingredients into her baguettes masterpieces. It was a wonderful evening which can and should be enjoyed by all, regardless of your baking skills. Often it's the journey that's important, not the destination. With Valentina it's both...
Dale K.

"There are so many wonderful things to do in the city, but it is rear to find such a treasure that you provide with your baguette baking class. The bread was some of the most delicious I have ever tasted - and I have travelled to some pretty wonderful bread making countries. Who knew that making baguettes was so simple AND inexpensive?! You were so patient and instructive that I feel fully confident in my abilities to bake my next baguette!"
Kate H.

"I took the class with friends a few years ago and it was terrific! Baking in Valentina's kitchen under her skilled tutelage while basking in her comforting hospitality finally demystified "yeast", thus unlocking the wonders of homemade bread. I taught my siblings and since then Valentina's baguettes have been front and center of family holiday meals from Coast to Coast. It is the gift that keeps on giving -everyone who feasts wants to learn how to bake them. Valentina and her baguettes have become legendary - - simple and sublime. Really is there anything better than freshly baked bread? Go for it!"
Ann K.

"I came with a group of friends and made new ones in the process of learning how to bake bread. I've taken many cooking classes in the past but this one was entirely different (much better!) beginning with the environment. At the intersection of Little Italy and Chinatown, in the middle of an artist's loft my hands were immersed in flour and dough as I learned, hands-on, the craft of baking baguette. Not only that, but I took two loaves home with me to enjoy with my family. Valentina's welcoming and inclusive demeanor coupled with her joie de vivre and delightful humor made for an amazing night. I loved the baguette class so much that I came back for her class on classic country boule. I've been baking both with great results since. And there are few things more intoxicating than the smell of freshly baked bread!"
Elizabeth T.

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VALENTINA
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"I was born in Florence, Italy. When I moved to New York in 1990 there was only one thing that I missed about Italy: tasty, crispy and aromatic freshly baked bread!

I began experimenting with recipes and baking my own bread at home. After many "flops" I perfected my own formula for an extremely easy, delicious and crispy baguette.

My baguette has since become famous and I have been teaching classes to share my technique and recipe (and reveal my long hidden secret!)"