Festive baking with Carla Tomasi, Sunday 11 December


Nothing gets you in the mood for Christmas quite like the smell of spices and biscuits baking.  Join Carla for a hnads on lesson featuring Rich fruit buns, the incredibly moreish Swedish Kanelbullar ( cinnamon buns), Double chocolate chip cookies and Buikos- savoury buns from the Balkans- with feta and thyme and Pavlova.


Lesson starts at 9.30 am and includes lunch with lots of fresh produce from Carla’s garden. Email Carla for more info and to book – cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Cakes and puddings with Carla Tomasi

Saturday 3 December from 10.00 am


Carla shares her sweet side in this daytime lesson which focusses on cakes and special puddings and desserts.  Carla will teach basic and tricks to a Chocolate flourless cake with glaze, a very British trifle, a Florentine zuccotto, an oat and walnut fruit crumble and a Bonet from Piemonte.  The lesson culminates in lunch with lots of good things fresh from Carla’s garden.

Photos thanks to Olives and Lucinda.

For further info and to book contact Carla on cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it



an autumn florentine class and lunch with Emiko Davies, Saturday 19 november

Join Australian food writer, photographer and storyteller Emiko Davies for a very special Autumn cooking class and three course lunch.  Seasonal and regional, the menu will be a very autumnal selection from Emiko’s Florentine: the true cuisine of Florence. The menu includes hand made pappardelle con sugo di anatra, a beef stew that was that was once cooked in the same kilns as the tiles of the dome that tops Florence’s duomo and a classic Tuscan torta di mele.


Photo: Lenny Pellico

Cost is 100 euro (140 AUD) per person.  To book click here.


Photo: Emiko Davies

Fresh pasta workshop with Carla Tomasi, Saturday 26 November


Saturday 26 November  from 10.00 am

Daytime lesson with lunch.  Carla teaches the essentials to pasta dough and flour varieties, which will then be turned into ravioli di zucca, tagliatelle, chesnut flour pappardelle and a pasta timbale.  The lesson culminates in lunch with lots of good things fresh from Carla’s garden.

For further info and to book contact Carla on cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it



market to table, 2017 dates

Market to Table is a special series of appointments created by Rachel Roddy, Carla Tomasi and Alice Adams for visitors to Rome.  The idea is to start at the market, mostly Testaccio, Rachel’s local, where we fill bags and baskets with the best of the season.  We then walk back across the river to Trastevere and up to the kitchen that is latteria studio where Carla awaits – with more produce from her garden in Ostia.


Making fresh pasta is much of the day, as well as trimming, cutting and prepping the vegetables and other morsels that will make up part of a very convivial shared lunch.


We have set dates for all of 2017 so that travelers to Rome can plan ahead.  You can book a place by using the link to eventbrite which will be active for appointments 3 months out from each of the dates.  There will be an active link to dates available to book:

Friday March 10 – NEW DATE
Tuesday May 30 – mini market to table – please email alice to hold a spot.
Carla and Alice also do private cooking classes at latteria studio, you can email us on alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com or cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it for more info.

Thank you to Carola Ploechinger for cover photo and Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda for the photos.

Click on the links to read the lovely accounts of the Market to Table experience by Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda, Natalie from An American in Rome and Emiko Davies.