(kitchen) skillz with Carla Tomasi, various dates

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 cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

All photos by Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda.

The Sunday Kitchen with Carla Tomasi, various dates

The Sunday Kitchen is a new monthly series at Latteria Studio that kicks-off on Sunday 28th January.  If you work all week long this is a once a month opportunity to join a cooking class, be part of a convivial group and enjoy a beautiful lunch.

The day will start with just baked maritozzi and cinnamon buns, with the big Moka being passed around.

Fresh pasta and focaccia will always be made, and a stuffed focaccia too to be enjoyed with our aperitivo.

The Sunday Kitchen will always be a very seasonal with as much produce as possible from my garden in Ostia Antica.

Sometimes the day will be vegetarian, sometimes not, however the vegetable world – together with pulses and grains – will always prominently figure. My two gorgeous butchers boys (they run a lovely local shop) will be able to provide us with certified meats and fish will be bought at my trusted fishmonger Faiola in Ostia where everything on offer is spanking fresh.

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Children are welcome too, because you are never too young to learn how to cook!   I am planning to run The Sunday Kitchen on the last Sunday of each month, however if you wish to book any other Sunday and make it your own to celebrate a birthday or a gathering of family and friends just let me know.

COMING UP:

25 th February Indian vegetarian cooking
25 th March The glorious springtime vegetables of Rome: artichokes, peas,
broad beans, cicorie…
29. th April North African Cuisine: The Maghreb – SOLD OUT
27 th May Super PASTA class
24 th June Fast forward to summer cooking
29 th July Micro preserving for the small urban kitchen
26 th August Traditional Italian preserves with tomatoes,aubergines,
courgettes and sun ripened stone fruits.

If you wish to book a place, or the whole Sunday Kitchen, or require any further info please mail Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

The Winter Vegetarian Kitchen with Carla Tomasi, Friday 12 Jan

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: cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

 

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

 

 

The world of fresh pasta with Carla Tomasi – Saturday 6 May & Monday 19 June

Saturday 6 May and Monday June 19, 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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Class cost is 75 for which you will pay a 20 deposit by following the link here for Sat 6 May and here for Monday 19 June.  For more information you can email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it