In the Piedmont and Lake Iseo episode of the first season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy learns to make tagliolini with sardines fresh from the lake.
Chef Luigi Falanga offers private cooking lessons at La Foresta on Monte Isola (the largest island in Lake Iseo) during certain parts of the year: October, November and March through Easter. (During the rest of the year, he is too busy cooking for the restaurant). A private lesson is 50€ per person. Although Luigi speaks mostly Italian, he can also teach in some basic English. La Foresta’s restaurant, featuring fresh fish from the lake, is open daily, except Wednesday, from March to December 20. La Foresta also offers rooms for rent at 90€ per night. For more information, visit: www.forestamontisola.it