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.

 

Plates and Props Studio Sale – Tuesday July 4

Join Anna Laura from Dishes Only and Alice Adams for a summer evening, aperitivo style studio sale.  Anna Laura will be bringing beautiful pieces from her collection of Italian and international ceramics houses.  I will have doubles and extras from the shelves of the studio, some rustic, some classic Italian, some sixties pop.

From 4 pm to 9pm.  Via di Ponziano 29, Trastevere.  Please let us know that you are coming so we can have jugs of cool iced tea and other refreshments ready.

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Photos Mark Chew.

A summer lunch from Acquacotta with Emiko Davies. Saturday June 17

Saturday June 17, from 10 am

Join Tuscan based, Australian food writer, photographer and storyteller Emiko Davies for a Maremman cooking class and four course lunch inspired by her latest cookbook, Acquacotta: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany’s Secret Silver Coast.  Learn the stories and secrets behind her favourite recipes from the rugged countryside and coastline of southern Tuscany’s Maremma including hand-rolled pasta, a fisherman’s “acquacotta” coup with whole prawns, mussels and clams, a refreshing salad from Giglio island and fragrant melon granita.

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.  Cost is 100 euro per person, (roughly 140 AUD), and you can click here to book.

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Photos by Lauren Bamford with styling by Deb Kaloper.

 

Fine Art, Food and Flower Photography Workshop – Saturday 27 May

Saturday 27 May with Saghar Setareh and Marta Abbott

In a professional food photography studio in the heart of Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, Marta and I will guide you through understanding, styling and photographing beautiful images of food and flowers.

Why a Fine Art Flower and Food Photography Workshop?
We’re now living in the era of instagram, where almost every meal starts with at least one person getting on a chair to take a photo of the table top. For some it’s just a hobby, for some it’s business and for others, it’s a creative expression. For many it’s a combination of the three.
People often tell me that my food photos look like paintings. Others wonder how some images shot by a smartphone can result very harmoniously while others don’t.

This workshop aims to teach the basics of creating an artistic image by understanding the light, the forms, the colors, the textures and the composition. You will learn how to apply these basic techniques to your table setting, food styling and flower arrangement as well as how to immortalize the image through photography and photo editing.

Workshop Topics
Light, and the basics of photography: How light affects objects made of different materials, how to control it, and how to capture it with a camera.
Composition, color, form, texture: How they are applied in photography, table top setting, and flower arrangements.

Floral Design: Basic flower care and prep, the connection between flowers and painting, how to make an individual arrangement with seasonal and foraged flowers.
Food styling and photography session: backgrounds, props, and set-ups.
Editing session with Photoshop Lightroom, VSCO, Snapseed.
The workshop includes:

Theory and practice of the topics
A light lunch
Individual flower arrangement for each attendee
Who is This Workshop for?
Photography enthusiasts both in beginner and intermediate levels who are eager to explore the world of food and flowers, Nature lovers with an artistic side, Bloggers, instagrammers and creative social media users who would like to take their business to the next level.
Price (includes light lunch and flowers)
€149/person – Early Bird fomula €129 until April 10th

Teachers:

Saghar Setareh
I’m an Iranian graphic designer who fell in love with food in Italy. After many years of drawing since childhood, I continued my art studies first in Tehran’s Art and Architecture Faculty in “Visual Communication”, and later in Rome’s Fine Arts Academy in Editorial Design, with an specialization in Graphic Design and Photography. My food photography is the development of my design studies. I make art meet business through blogging, content creation and professional food photography for editorial and commercial commissions.

Marta Alexandra Abbott
I was born in Amsterdam and grew up between Connecticut and Prague. My studies included painting, drawing, art restoration and floral design. A strong fascination with the natural world’s beauty has always informed my work, both in subject matter and my chosen mediums. Although I now explore floral forms mostly on paper and canvas, I worked in floral design for several years between New York, Rome, and Milan, and have always felt a strong connection between the creative process of making a painting and making a floral arrangement.

To book follow the links from the post on LabNoon by clicking here.