Making fresh pasta with Maria was an amazing experience!! One of the best days of my life where I felt that I met someone who can share my passion about food, what we can learn about food and what we can do with learning about food. It was an amazing experience from the start to the end. I couldn’t make it for the available dates that Maria listed on the Airbnb site but I was really interested in this experience. So I found Maria’s blog goodfoodgoodmood and left her a comment. She was very kind to adjust her schedule and I was very lucky to be able to enjoy this experience. She made sure that my journey to the designated train station was well planned and she picked me up from the train station. Her house and kitchen were amazing!! It was such a comfortable environment to work in. I learnt so much from her and she was truly inspiring. I recommend this experience to anyone who loves food loves pasta and loves Italy!!! What can be better than learning to make fresh pasta? Learning it from Maria :’)


We had the most amazing experience at the cooking lesson with Maria. We drove to her house, which is located in the most gorgeous part in Italy. The country house is absolutely gorgeous and located right by the lake. We had the most amazing view whilst cooking and eating. Maria was amazing. Very knowledgeable about food in general, and how to prepare food and where to get the best ingredients. We really learned a lot from her. Her kind mother was also there during the cooking lesson, to help out and to provide us with some additional interesting information. Overall, the cooking lesson was organised wonderfully and we really had an amazing time. Maria put a lot of effort into hosting us and ensuring that we have a good time at her place. After eating the pasta we prepared ourselves, she had organised some Ponodo for us (italian dessert), which was absolutely delicious. During dessert, Maria sat with us and spoke with us for a long time, we all really enjoyed the conversations. Thank you Maria once again for having us, we had the most amazing experience!! We will definitely be back again some other time!

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We went with Maria Pasotti  of Good Food Good Mood, a guide who wrote her thesis on extra virgin olive oil and studied “slow food at the university. She took us to a local mill to taste the new oil, and the we took a 10 minute ferry to Montisola, the largest lake island in Italy, population only a couple thousand- very different kind of place. We enjoyed meeting a local fisherman who catches and dries shad which are similar to sardines. This fish has a “slow food presidium”, and we got to try it at lunch. Then we met two sisters who have a family farm, and I finally got to see some goats! Not to mention 7 cats 2 dogs, pigs, cows, etc. we tasted their products and it was so nice to experience this place where they work so hard, even the parents were harvesting the olives on a slope! It was a great experience. Not the jet-setter Lake Como kind of lake but I loved it!


Maria, a graduate of the nearby University of Gastronomic Sciences owns a Slow Food-focused tour company. She shows us the culinary highlights of the region, which include the sparkling wines of Franciacorta, the dried freshwater sardina from Lake Iseo, a variety of  Top Label raw cheeses, local olive oil, and ancient lemon and cedar groves. Italy’s Lake District is a hidden food wonderland. Try a Food Experience with the Slow Food guru Maria Pasotti.



ESPERIENZA INDIMENTICABILE : tutto ciò che puoi immaginare e molto di più. Giornata perfetta, dall’accoglienza (sentirsi a proprio agio fin da subito non è cosi scontato) alla location (poter cucinare con quella vista è stato rilassante e romantico) alla super Maria che, grazie alla sua conoscenza delle materie prime e alla passione verso la cucina, ti permette di sentirti un vero cuoco per una giornata. Che dire.. ESPERIENZA DA VIVERE. Grazie Maria, torneremo sicuramente.


Apprezzo la qualità del cibo. Mi importa conoscere le proprietà del cibo. Mi incuriosisce la storia della provenienza del cibo. Ricerco la raffinatezza nella presentazione del cibo. Scelgo la semplicità nella preparazione del cibo. Questo mi fa sentire bene.
Good Food Good Mood mi sa dare le risposte.

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