A Tuscan Christmas cooking class and dinner, Tuesday 12th of December

Giulia Scarpaleggia is a Tuscan born and bred food writer and photographer, and she teaches Tuscan cooking classes in her studio in the countryside in between Siena and Florence.   On the 12th of December she is back in Rome for a cooking class during which we will cook a Christmas dinner to celebrate the holidays with a Tuscan accent.
We will start the meal with the most traditional crostini neri from the countryside, a chicken liver spread enlivened with capers and anchovies. We will prepare crespelle alla fiorentina with a seasonal filling, followed by the most classic arista alla fiorentina, a roast pork loin made festive with prunes and pancetta.
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As for the desserts, we will move to Siena and we will prepare two Medieval treats: we will make ricciarelli, the soft almond biscuits, and panforte, a spiced fruit cake.
Wines from a local farm will accompany our meal and our chats over a table of shared honest food.  This is a hands on dinner class, which starts at 5pm,  with a maximum of 8 participants, if you want to book your spot send an email to info@julskitchen.com

pop-up christmas kitchen, Sunday 10 December

For the third year running Alice, Carla and Sofie are baking for the much loved Christmas kitchen bake sale.  Fill your hampers with home made preserves, real English fruit cake, all butter Danish cookies and much more.

From 10 am till 6 pm on Sunday 10 December.  Stop by for a just baked cinnamon roll and a cup of tea, and pick up all those things you won’t find in Italian food stores!  We recommend placing orders for the hot ticket items like Alice’s mince pies, Sofie’s Danish Christmas cookies and Carla’s traditional Christmas cakes.  Contact us on the emails below.  Beautiful Christmas Calendars by Saghar from Lab Noon will also be on sale, as well as Rachel Roddy‘s Two Kitchens, proceeds of which will be directed to helping fund the Neighborhood Oranges project.

Alice: alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com, Sofie: sofie@theeateryinrome.com,
Carla: cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Also on sale on the day will be the special preserves from the small social enterprise project run by latteria studio.  Neighborhood Oranges and Marmelate Solidale are made by Ruben and James, two unemployed Nigerians living in Rome.  Every jar helps them – it is a very simple equation – the more we sell, the more often they are able to work and earn money in a dignified and valuable way.  We are having a special label designed for Christmas by the artists at #makeartnotswalls in Umbria, so please consider making an order and giving our amazing bitter orange marmalade (or plum jam) as a Christmas gift to your work colleagues.

The Persian Table, with Saghar Setareh, Saturday 11 November (sold out), new date Saturday 2 December

Saturday 11 November, from 10am

The culinary arts of Persia are as flavourful as they are beautiful; saffron and spices, pomegranates and roses, mint and more come together at the Persian table.  Saghar Setareh, cook, blogger and photographer leads a day class with lunch featuring the flavours of her homeland and including; Adas-polo, Persian rice with lentils and caramelized onions, Persian Jewelled rice with pistachios, almonds, oranges zest, Saffron chicken and a Pomegranate mint salad.  To finish a Persian love cake and tea.

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The class starts at 10 am and finishes with the lunch prepared by the group.  Contact Saghar by email to book a spot: saghar.setareh@gmail.com

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The world of fresh pasta with Carla Tomasi – Saturday 7 October

Saturday 7 October, from 10 am

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Spend a day with Carla Tomasi in the world of fresh pasta.  She will share the secrets, techniques and recipes in this all day class which will cover making fresh pasta in various forms; tagliatelle, seasonal ravioli, garganelli and more.  The class includes (a pasta based) lunch with wine and lots of fresh goodness from Carla’s garden in Ostia Antica.  You will leave with some of the pasta you have made and a recipe compendium.

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For more information or to book you can email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

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Preserve the Season with Carla Tomasi, Sunday 17th September

Sunday 17 September, from 10 am.

A day of bottling, pickling and fermenting the glorious end of summer produce with Carla Tomasi. We will bottle tomato and basil sauce, pickle zucchini with oregano and mint, make spiced peaches, quick pickles, plum chutney and more.

This is an all day class that includes lunch with much of the bounty coming from Carla’s garden.  For more info and to hold a spot please email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

 

 

Tuscany comes to Rome: Giulia Scarpaleggia from Juls’ Kitchen, Wednesday 20 September

A day of cooking from Mercati in Toscana in Rome, Wednesday 20 Sep from 10am

Giulia is a Tuscan born and bred food writer and photographer and she teaches Tuscan cooking classes in her studio in the countryside in between Siena and Florence.

Join us for a cooking class completely dedicated to La Cucina dei Mercati in Toscana, Giulia and Tommaso’s last cookbook which explores the best Tuscan food markets and their most typical recipes.

We have chosen a menu which perfectly represents the area we are from, with recipes from Chianti, Val d’Orcia and Siena. We will cook a quick and versatile appetizer made of stale bread and pecorino, with an unexpected ingredient, white wine.

We will hand roll pici, thick home-made spaghetti from the Val d’Orcia, and dress them with a rich sausage sauce. We will cook vegetables as the Italian do, until they surrender in a delicious green bean stew. Latte alla portoghese, with a hint of saffron, will close the meal with a sweet ending.

 

 Wines from a local farm will accompany our meal and our chats over a table of shared honest food.  This is a hands on all day class with a maximum of 8 participants, if you want to book your spot send an email to info@julskitchen.com
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Tuscany comes to Rome: cooking from Acquacotta with Emiko Davies, Saturday September 16

Florence based Emiko Davies is back at latteria studio for an all day class on Saturday September 16.  She’ll be cooking from her latest cookbook Acquacotta: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany’s Secret Silver Coast and has chosen a menu perfect for the season where Summer turns into Autumn, where the air is cooler and the produce is bountiful.

Learn the stories and secrets behind favourite recipes from the rugged countryside and coastline of southern Tuscany’s Maremma including hand-rolled pasta, a fisherman’s “acquacotta” soup with whole prawns, mussels and clams, a refreshing salad from Giglio island and a very seasonal pear and ricotta tart.

 

We’ll set a beautiful table for lunch using lots of the ceramics that were used for the book’s photos, that were taken by Lauren Bamford with styling by Deb Kaloper and came from Latteria Studio.  Lunch will be served with wine from the Maremma area.

This is a hands on all day class with a maximum of 8 participants, you can click here to book.  It starts at 10 am and the address is Via di Ponziano, 29  Trastevere.