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We are very excited about these classes! Don’t miss them. According to past class participants: “These classes are a ball!” See the list of current classes below and please Contact Linda for details and to schedule your class.
1. The Pasta Making Classes
Learn to make Pasta Fresca (fresh homemade pasta) with Linda. The pasta classes are hands-on with everyone getting into the act. Bring an apron and learn to make fresh pasta authentically. In these classes, we make 3 types including one that dates back to the Middle Ages. Weather permitting, we let the fresh breezes come in to dry our pasta like they do in Italy. We will make appropriate sauces for the pasta and then the best part: the tasting along with a little vino! Contact Linda today!
2. South of the Po – Emilia-Romagna
The artistry of Italian cooking is demonstrated in this region’s cuisine. This is the home of the famous Bolognese dishes and ingredients found and produced in the region which are known throughout the world. Pasta is “king” here. The course will include pasta, meat, and wine – all rich in flavor as well as tradition. You will Love these tastings!
3. Northern Italian Specialties
Discuss the differences in use of ingredients in the Northern Italian regions where you will find rice used almost more than pasta. Understand how geography has influenced cuisine there. Learn the technique of making risotto and recipes for the special and delicate dishes that set the North apart from all other regions.Taste the wines that compliment them.
4. *Songs of Napoli*
Campania, land of my father and celebrated in song, is perhaps first considered when one thinks of good Italian food. This class studies the “heart” of the Neapolitan people and culture as it affects the bold flavors of their food. Learn the dishes of Napoli, Sorrento, and Capri and understand how the proximity of a volcano has touched the cuisine of this region. The tastings and wine are as vibrant as the people of this famous region.
5. The Fundamentals of Italian Cooking
This class includes the “mother lode” of information on Italian cuisine with an intense discussion of ingredients, an overview of what really makes for good Italian cooking, and a new understanding of regional differences. Several tastings, recipes, and great wine pairings will make you want to get back to your kitchen to implement all you have learned. * This is the current favorite!
Classes are conducted in small groups.You can form your own group and schedule a class or join in with others who have signed up and make new friends! Classes are scheduled as the groups form – so let Linda know what date is good for you!
Class “parties” are also offered where Linda entertains your group of friends with the class of your choice. Couples Parties are available where Linda does the cooking for the group as well as demonstrating the process. (There is special pricing for these Group Couples Parties.)
Private one-on-one instruction is always available in a customized course designed for your needs. There is special pricing for these private classes.
All classes include detailed instructional hand-outs with course outlines, all pertinent information, and recipes. Sparkling water, food tastings, and wine tastings are enjoyed by all in every class setting. There is plenty of opportunity for questions and conversation so that everyone is encouraged to feel part of the process.
Cost is $75.00 per person for each group class. Payment for the class is due when you register. Some classes may require an additional charge depending on ingredients. Email Linda today for details, to schedule your party, and/or to register for classes.
Come join Linda and share in the joy of Italian cuisine. Let the fun begin!…and remember “Parla Come Mangi”!