Dear Friends,

Thank you for reading and for considering my offers for the holiday season, and, as always, a big thank you for your kind and generous support.

To order your festive gift, simply email me at

I wish you “Tante belle cose” – many beautiful things –  during the upcoming holidays.


Recipe Offers

Digital Recipe Booklets – Series 8

Give the gift of 6 beautifully-presented Cook Italy booklets in Series 8, mailed out on 6 consecutive Saturdays. The first will be sent on Saturday, January 2nd, so this is a great way to start the New Year and enjoy a weekly selection of delectable dishes! Simply send me your friend/s’ contact details and I will email them a gift card on Saturday, December 26th to tell them all about your culinary gift. 

20 Euros if you order 1, or just 15 Euros each if you order 2+

E-Cookbooks – Series 1 and 2

Purchase either book in the series, or treat the one you love to both, with a fantastic seasonal saving of 8 Euros. Each book consists of 6 booklets in Series 1 or 2, with the recipes organised into attractive, easy to follow cookbooks. Your loved one will receive 30 original recipes in one convenient pdf file, with numbered pages, a contents page and a recipe index, so they can find their favourites with ease. Simply send me your friend/s’ contact details and I will email them a gift card on Monday, December 21st with all the details of your festive present. 

20 Euros if your order 1 Cookbook, or just 16 Euros each if you order 2+

Zoom Class Offers

Holiday Bundle of 3 Open Zoom Classes

A thoughtful gift that tells your foodie friend you’re thinking of them. These enjoyable open Zoom classes last between 60 and 90 minutes and are for up to 20 participants. They also include an informative, complimentary Q and A session after the demonstration to help your loved one finesse their cooking skills. I will announce the topic 2 weeks before the class date and send plenty of pre-class information in advance. Participants can choose to cook along, or simply watch and cook later.

They are also welcome to join our exclusive WhatsApp group, where participants can share cooking tips and information, and chat before and after each class.

Simply send me your friend/s email and I will send them a gift card on Monday, December 21st to tell them they have been added to the open Zoom class mailing list. They can sign up for any 3 advertised classes they would like to join, until June 2021.

Just 19.50 for the first set of 3, and only 18 Euros for additional purchases  

Personalised Zoom Cooking Classes 

I am offering bespoke and private online classes for 1, 2 or 3 participants at discounted holiday rates! A special gift for special friends, where they can choose what they would love to cook, as well as interact with me one-to-one throughout the class. Simply send me your friend/s’ contact details, and I will email them a gift card on Monday, December 21st to tell them all about your generous gift.

Still feeling a little undecided? Click to view my fantastic feedback on Tripadvisor or watch Julianne’s review video below.

Specially reduced rates for holiday gift giving:

75 Euros for a 60 minute class

100 Euros for a 90 minute class

130 Euros for a 2 hour class  

“Hi, I’m Julianne and I’m here to talk to you about Carmelita’s Online Cooking Classes. In a word, they’re fantastic.”

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers for Face-to-Face Events in Bologna

Now that it seems like vaccines will be with us sooner than we expected, we can imagine travelling overseas again. If you know someone longing to take a trip to the Emilia Romagna region, why not put a smile on their face with a beautifully-presented voucher from Cook Italy. The voucher represents a credit towards a guided market tour, half-day cooking class or full-day cooking class including market tour with me in Bologna. If travel is on your to-do list, you can even buy one for yourself! This versatile voucher is valid throughout 2021 and up to the end of May 2022.

Simply send me your friend/s’ contact details and I will email them a Gift Voucher on Sunday December 20th to tell them about your generous gift.

Gift vouchers are available in the amounts of  50, 100, 150 and 200 Euros