Market to Table, the special series of appointments created by Rachel Roddy, Carla Tomasi and Alice Adams for visitors to Rome, is back for 2018 with more dates and a revised class structure. The concept remains the same: we start at the market, mostly Testaccio, but other markets on occasion, where we fill bags and baskets with the best of the season. We then walk back across the river to Trastevere and up to 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.
The dates for 2018 are listed below. They will be available to book (with a deposit) three months out from each class – you can click on the link to do so. If you are coming to Rome on a date that doesn’t match please feel free to enquire about a private class with either Carla or Alice.
Max group size is 6 participants, with a special class with a max of 4 people on selected dates. Two of the three of us will always lead the class.
Thank you to Carola Ploechinger for cover photo and Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda and Lida Meyer for the photos.
Lots has been written about Market to Table; click on the links to read the lovely accounts by Emiko Davies, Natalie from An American in Rome , Paola from Italy on My Mind, Sue Quinn on Pen and Spoon, Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda, and Rosana from Hot and Chilli.
As part of the Dumplings of the World series we are running a special Syrian class – Fatayer e Manaeesh – with Hummustown, Thur 12 April. This is a fundraising class to help the crowdfunding effort that is aiming to give the fantastic middle eastern catering start-up Hummustown its own kitchen and outlet. This booking link will take you to the crowdfunding site – first 8 people to donate 50 euro making writing a note saying COOKING CLASS will join us on the evening of Thursday 12 April.
On the night we will make Fatayer pastry parcels filled with spiced lamb and cheese, and traditional zaatar Manaeesh. Of course there will be some of the beautiful Syrian dips to try and after cooking we’ll sit down to enjoy what we have prepared with a glass of wine.
To find out more email Alice – email@example.com, or Shaza Saker from Hummustown – firstname.lastname@example.org
And even if you can’t make the class but love the initiative – hope on over and donate to the Hummustown crowdfunding, and spread the word!
Beautiful photo by Marie Sjoberg.
Carla Tomasi is a cook for all cooks. Chef, restauranteur, home cook, pickler and preserver. Italian, but a lover of all the great world cuisines. This series of workshops has something for everyone. Hone your skills to a z and learn something new.
Saturday 10 March – Skillz #1. Pasta, Gnocchi and Risotti 101.
Ins & outs of these ‘primi’. Which flours, what potatoes, what rice!! Methods and shapes,
and pasta sauces too.
Sunday 18 March – Skillz #2. The world’s best simple flat breads: pita, focacce
and stuffed focacce.
Saturday 14 April – The wonderful and varied world of pulses, grains and
beans. Freekeh, barley, black lentils…to name just a few!
Sunday 13 May – Skillz #3. Easy puddings/cakes/desserts. Bonet (from Piemonte), Zuccotto ( from Florence), Lemon and poppy seed cake( so buttery and fragrant), a classic Caprese torte, Praline semifreddo ( no ice cream maker required), Tahini and halva
brownies (so very good you will ask somebody to hide them from you) and
last but not least Cassola, a baked Roman cheesecake with a cherry, red
wine and bay compote.
16 th June Saturday – The Modern vegetarian. Recipes inspired by world
cuisines and home cooking.
Each lesson included lunch with lots of good things from Carla’s garden in Ostia Antica. To book a place email Carla at email@example.com
All photos by Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda.
Friday 12 January at 9.30 am
The winter kitchen is a beautiful place to be with so many pops of color from pumpkins, all shades of green from the brassica family and the wonderful world of grains and pulses. We’ll hop from place to place with dishes from North Africa, India, the Middle East, Italy and more. My garden will provide most of the vegetable and all the herbs needed for the day. Focaccia and pitta will be baked too, as will a seasonal pudding that will speak of citrus.
The class will end with a very convivial lunch of what we have prepared. If you require further info or wish to book please mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sofie: email@example.com,
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.