Italian Cooking Classes

REGULAR COURSES

Master the secrets of  authentic Italian cuisine

for beginners and advanced: the only requirement is your passion!

It is not an ordinary cooking course.
It is a journey through authentic Italian traditional dishes, from Umbria, the region I grew up in as well as dishes from the whole country.
I will share my personal recipes with you and all those that I collected from my family, friends and travels during the past years.
The classes are designed for anyone who wants to discover authentic Italian cuisine and for all those Italians living abroad who are missing the scents and flavours of their homeland.
You will be able to cook dishes that are hard to find in restaurants.

Obviously, you can take home the dishes you cook here!
Our school text? My gran’s diary!

JULY 2019 – “NO REST FOR THE FOODIES! “


LESSON 1  Canderli (bread and Speck dumplings);
Apple Strudel from Trentino-Alto Adige. 

LESSON 2
Timballo di anelletti alla siciliana (anelletti pasta timbale Sicilian style);
Palline al caffè delle zie (coffee&chocolate truffles. My aunts’ recipe.)
LESSON 3
Spaghetti alla carbonara original recipe. No cream allowed! (Rome);
Crostata pere & cioccolato (pears & chocolate pie).
LESSON 4 :  Tagliolini cupcake with meatballs (a variation on pasta al forno);
Ricciarelli di Siena (traditional almond cookies from Siena, Tuscany).

OTHER Courses available by arrangement:

 

1 . “HOW TO BECOME A SFOGLINA” HOME MADE PASTA COURSE.


LESSON 1 : how to make a basic sfoglia dough and how to cut it into the most popular shapes: pappardelle, maltagliati, farfalle, tagliatelle, lasagne. Plus ciriole and strappatelle (flour and water dough typical of Central Italy).
LESSON 2 :
how to make green tagliatelle (typical spinach dough from Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy) and Umbrian white ragù (Central Italy).
LESSON 3 :
how to make the real tortellini (family recipe).
LESSON 4 : how to make ravioli with butternut, Amaretti and balsamic vinegar (typical recipe from Mantova.

2 . “THE FOUR PILLARS”…DON’T CALL IT COMFORT FOOD!

LESSON 1 : from the Italian popular tradition, a triumph of stuffed veggies prepared our way. Zucchini with meat filling, bell peppers with tuna and mediterranean herbs, stuffed aubergines Sicilian style (cheese, cherry tomatoes and other goodies). Special guest: Her majesty the Sicilian Caponata with a surprise. 
LESSON 2 : you will learn the basics for a good risotto, step by step. We will go through three different kinds of risotto: risotto alla Milanese, risotto with Porcini mushrooms, risotto alla boscaiola (sausage, mushrooms and peas, typical of the the mountainous region of Central Italy).
LESSON 3 : You will learn to cook an authentic Ragù. Forget what you ate at the restaurant. During this lesson you will learn also how to make the perfect gnocchi to be seasoned with your ragù.
 LESSON 4 : Mixed fry! Italy has an old tradition of fried food. Every region has its own. In this lesson you will learn how to make Supplì Roman style, Cremini from Abruzzo (small cubes of fried custard), fried herbs (sage, rosemary) and Panzerotti from Puglia.

 

Gift Voucher 

Give a culinary experience to your loved ones!

Customized gift vouchers are available either for  4 lessons course or drop-in classes.

HOW TO GET IT?
1 Choose a course or a single lesson
2 Tell me the name of the person you want to receive the gift
3 Pay
4 Get your customized e-voucher!

ITALIAN COOKING CLASSES

When
Saturdays

Choose How Long
4 lessons (total hours: 12)
Drop-in class (3 hours)

Price
4 lessons R 2500
1 lesson R 600

Choose a Time (valid for course 1 and 2)
9 am – 12 am
2 pm – 5 pm

Individually or Groups
By reservation only
Up to 5 people

Food and drinks are included
Discounts for couples and Dante Alighieri Members available
on 4 lessons package (not cumulative with other promotions).