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Cooking the ‘Costa Amalfitana’ with Ursula Ferrigno

Italian born and UK basked chef, writer and cooking teacher Ursula Ferrigno is on her way to Rome.  Join her for a day inspired by her home town Minori on the Amalfi coast, where jagged cliffs rise boldly from the shimmering azure waters and clusters of white and ochre buildings and church towers climb up to the mountains and cascade down to the sea.   Lush terraces of lemon groves, olive trees flourishing high on the cliffs among cherry, fig and tomato vines.
This class will be all about the joys of my village secrets and the wonders of the Campania coastline.
We will gather around the  work table at latteria studio to prepare
Laganelle con calamari e ceci   Pasta with squid and chickpeas
Pesce Serra ai fiori di zucca  Fish wrapped in courgette blossoms.
Insalata di fagiolini Romano   Flat Romano bean salad with mint
Pizza rustica  Savoury ricotta pie with mozzarella, ricotta and capocollo
Torta caprese   Almond cake with fresh seasonal cherries
Like all of the classes at latteria this class will be a small group of 6 participants and the class will end with a convivial lunch enjoying what we have prepared.
Contact Ursula at ursulaferrigno@aol.com to find out more and to book a spot.

Sourdough Class with Jeremy Cherfas – Sunday April 5

Join master baker and sourdough nut Jeremy Cherfas for an all day baking workshop.
This is first and foremost a practical, hands-on day. However, you will use the time while the starter is working its magic to explore the history of wheat and bread and the details of how to care for and use a starter culture.


About the class:

The first order of business is to make your dough. Step by step, Jeremy will guide you through the process, along the way explaining why we do what we do.
If you have never made a loaf before you will be amazed at how a little effort transforms four simple ingredients into a living dough.
And even if you are an experienced baker, there are bound to be new insights.

And as it is the weekend before Easter, you’ll make some hot cross buns too, and maybe talk about the ritual significance of bread in different cultures.

You will leave with your own delicious loaf of handmade bread, plus:

  • a “Tuscan” sourdough starter that may or may not be more than 110 years old;
  • instructions on how to feed and care for your starter and how to use it to bake more bread;
  • an understanding of why Jeremy puts “Tuscan” in scare quotes;
  • a few other recipes;
  • maybe some other treats.

And you will have a great day, with good food, in good company!

For more details on prices and to book yourself a spot, please visit the link below:
https://ti.to/sourdough-u/April

 

Vegan Pasta and Sauces Day with Carla Tomasi – Saturday 29th February

Saturday 29 February join us for this Vegan Pasta and Sauces Day.
This will be a chance to expand your knowledge on vegan options and you’ll see how many easy and yummy dishes you can find in italian cuisine.

The menu for the day includes Cavatelli, Malloreddus, Maccheroni al ferretto, Orecchiette, Trofie, Pici and sauces made with the best of seasonal ingredients.

If you’d like to reserve a spot please email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Market to Table 2020 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 latteria studio kitchen where Carla (or Alice) awaits – with more produce from her garden in Ostia.

2020 Calendar

Friday 24 January  SOLD OUT

Saturday 15 February – ARTICHOKE special – To book, email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Friday 21 February

Saturday 29 February – CITRUS special – To book, email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Friday 6 March

Saturday 14 March – ARTICHOKE special – To book, email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Friday 3 April

Saturday 18 April – ARTICHOKE special – To book, email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Friday 24 April . SOLD OUT

Friday 8 May . SOLD OUT

Friday 29 May

Friday 5 June

Fiday 12 June

Friday 19 June

Friday 3 July . SOLD OUT

Friday 4 September

Friday 18 September

Friday 9 October

Friday 23 October

Friday 6 November

Friday 20 November

Friday 18 December

 

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.
There are always two of the three cooks leading the class.

Carla and Alice also do private cooking classes at Latteria Studio, you can email us on latteriastudio@gmail.com or cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it for more info.

Thank you to Carola Ploechinger for the photographic reportage.

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 , Emiko Davies, Rosana McPhee and Paola Bacchia from Italy on My Mind.

For ideas on where to stay here click here.

 

Persian Cooking Class with Saghar Setareh, Christmas Edition, 7 & 8 December

Join Persian Food Blogger and Photographer Saghar Setareh on saturday 7th & sunday 8th December in her Persian Cooking Class, the perfect celebration of this festive season.

These are the only two dates for 2019/2020 in Rome and there’s only a few spots left, given the popularity of Saghar’s classes. Grab your reservation fast!

In this Christmas edition you will be working with cinnamon, cardamom, roses, pomegranates and plenty of dried fruit, while Saghar will be sharing all about her latest trip to Iran.
You’ll learn more about the ancient Festival of Yalda, a wonderful celebration of the winter solstice.

So book your spot for a very special culinary and cultural experience!

WHEN
Pick a date between saturday December 7th or sunday December 8th

TIME
Classes start at 10 AM

WHERE
Latteria Studio in Via di Ponziano 29, 00152, Rome

BOOKINGS

To book a place and forfurther info please contact info@labnoon.com

Bookings available until all spots are filled.

WE WILL BE COOKING
To start:
Cheese and wild herbs, the Persian way

Main dishes:

Persian pilaf with lentils and caramelized onions, served with fried eggs and dates

Jeweled rice with pistachios, almonds and orange zest, served with saffron golden chicken

Side dish:
Mint and pomegranate salad

Dessert:
Persian love cake with roses, served with cardamom tea

Dumplings are back! Thursday 26 September

Vanessa Miles, the Australian cook, photographer and teacher known as ‘the hungry chook’, is back at latteria studio for the fourth year in a row.  In this hands on class Vanessa will have you rolling and filling delicious pork and mushroom dumplings, and share the tricks to grilling them ‘potsticker’ style. This is a simple evening class which finishes with dinner around latteria studio’s long table, with seasonal Asian vegetable dishes and wine.

To book a place – class size is limited to eight – click here.

For more info email: alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com

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Photos by Vanessa Miles and Vanessa Arena.

Cooking with Carla Autumn Program

Latteria’s favourite teacher Carla Tomasi has a wonderful program of Autumn classes planned.  All classes conclude with a convivial lunch with wine.

Email cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it for more details

Sunday 20th October skills lessons  flatbreads, simple breads, cinnamon buns and maritozzi

Sunday 27th October  Winter vegetarian table

Saturday 9th November for Special Artichoke Market to Table

Sunday 10th November Winter vegetarian table

Saturday 23rd November Christmas baking, Edible gifts,

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To reserve a spot in this all day class and for more details you can email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Market to Table 2019 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 latteria studio kitchen where Carla (or Alice) awaits – with more produce from her garden in Ostia.

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2019 calendar

Friday 15 February
Friday 8 March
Friday 22 March
Friday 12 April
Monday 29 April – artichoke special
Friday 10 May sold out
Friday 24 May sold out
Friday 7 June
Saturday 8 June
Friday 21 June
Friday 5 July
SUMMER pause – email us to request a private
Friday 6 September 
Monday 16 September SOLD OUT
Friday 20 September SOLD OUT
NEW DATE! Monday 23 September – email alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com to book
Friday 4 October SOLD OUT
Friday 25 October
Friday 8 November

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You can book a place by using the link to Universe 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.  There are always two of the three cooks leading the class.

 

 

Carla and Alice also do private cooking classes at latteria studio, you can email us on latteriastudio@gmail.com or cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it for more info.

Thank you to Carola Ploechinger for the for the photographic reportage.

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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 , Emiko Davies, Rosana McPhee and Paola Bacchia from Italy on My Mind.

For ideas on where to stay here click here.

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An evening with Carla Tomasi and Vicky Bennison from Pasta Grannies, Friday 31 May

Friday 31 May, from 7.30 pm

Meet the face behind the incredible Pasta Grannies project – that has taken the YouTube world by storm – that documents, granny by granny, traditional pasta recipes from all over Italy.  Vicky will be talking about her many and varied journeys all over the country to record family recipes and the secrets of the nonne, while Carla keeps everyone fed with a fresh made pasta meal, local wine and other treats.

This event will help fund a new stove for the studio – thank you Carla and thank you Vicky.  Tickets are 40 euro each including booking fee, click here to book.

 

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Passeggiata & Pasta, Thursday 18 & Tuesday 23 April

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A relaxing jaunt through Testaccio with Marco Gargiulo, hitting the highlights of this historic neighborhood from the Pyramid to the old slaughterhouse and the local food market.
Crossing the river to Trastevere, with a brief walk you will reach Latteria  Studio where Carla Tomasi will greet you with wine and homemade focaccia.
A pasta lesson will follow and then a delicious lunch of handmade pasta, Carla’s garden vegetables and pudding.
Tour available upon request.
A minimum of two participants is required.  For booking or more info, contact:
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Il Ghiottone Umbro in Rome – 3 day Autumn workshop: 10-13 October

Lisbeth and Thomas from Il Ghiottone Umbro ran their first Roman food weekend workshop this April at latteria studio.  From the look of their produce table as they unloaded their produce from the market (Testaccio on friday and Circo Massimo on Saturday), and the taste of some of the dishes I dipped my fork into, this is one of the best 2 day cooking workshops going.  Lisbeth, a Danish chef, and Thomas, run a boutique bed and breakfast in Todi.  Their next workshop here in Rome will celebrate Autumn and runs between 10 and 13 October.  As well as market visits and classes there will be dinners at favourite Roman restaurants and time for a few aperitivi and sights.

Interesting seasonal dishes and regional classics sum up Thomas and Lisbeth’s style, and the best produce from the markets their mantra.  Read more about this unique course, and others in their Todi kitchen, here.

Email: thomas@ilghiottoneumbro.com for a full workshop outline and all details.

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Cook the Season – small group classes

This small group class starts at the open air Mercato di Via Niccolini in Monteverde Vecchio where we will shop for seasonal ingredients for a simple vegetable focussed lunch. Back at the studio kitchen we will prepare a regional antipasto, make fresh pasta, prepare two seasonal vegetable dishes and a fruit focussed dessert.

The class will be led by cook, food stylist and teacher Alice Adams, and has a maximum of five participants. Click on the dates to book, and get in contact to suggest a date!

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Monday 13 May 2019

Meeting place is outside Bar Desideri, via A G Barrili 56, and then on to Latteria Studio, via di Ponziano 29

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The SUNDAY kitchen with Carla Tomasi: Sun 27 Jan

Carla’s series of Sunday kitchen workshops is back.  A day for visitors to Rome and cooks who live here.  Filled with fresh produce from Carla’s garden in Ostia Antica and the warm wisdom of a chef with years of experience across Italian and world food culture, the class culminates with a convivial lunch of what you have made.

Sunday 27 Jan – The Vegetarian Winter Garden

To book a spot contact Carla on cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Ravioli del Mondo | Dumplings of the World – NEW DATES

A series of evening classes, from October to December 2018, see dates below.

Every culture has a way of wrapping up simple ingredients into small parcels, which once cooked by various methods; steaming, boiling, baking and frying, create meals that so often come to symbolize the way that country or region eats. Beyond the ravioli of various Italian regions there are the (countless) dumplings of China and other parts of Asia, the Samosas of India, Polish Pierogi and Russian Pelmeni.

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This series of evening classes will be simple, short and lots of fun. Each class will end around the long table with glass of wine and the fruits of our labours. Class size is limited to 8 people, you can click on the links to book.

Email alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com for more details.

Vietnamese Rice Paper & Spring Rolls with Amanda Wotring, Saturday 20 October

PIES! from the Anglo-Australian tradition.  Thursday 11 October.

Lebanese coming soon.

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Polish Pierogi with Danka Ajzenman Cinque, date to be announced 

Italian summer: new ways with vegetables with Alice Adams and Vanessa Miles

Friday 15 June, a day workshop with lunch, from 9.30am.

Summer is a feast of tomatoes, zucchini, the perfume of basil, the smell of tomato leaves, and a purple haze of eggplants at the markets.  This day workshop, which will start at the lovely open air market in Monteverde Vecchio, will focus on ways to cook the best of the season all summer long.  

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Join these two Australian cooks, who have built a friendship based on the love of food from both sides of the globe, for a day cooking outside of the vegetable box.  Vanessa is a gardener as well as a cook, and will share her recipe and technique for her fresh tomato leaf pasta, which we’ll enjoy with fresh tomato and butter sauce.  We’ll roast peppers, slow roast tomatoes and grill eggplant, and talk about how to preserve them as well as ways to use as part of a summer feast. You’ll learn new ways with zucchini and twists on tomatoes, and everything prepared will be enjoyed with a convivial lunch including local wines. For more info you can write to: alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com or vanessa@thehungrychook.com

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Class size is limited to 6 people, and participants will go home with recipes and cooking notes, as well as samples of what we bake. Click here to book a place.

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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

Pasta Classes with Carla Tomasi to Start the Year Fresh – 12 & 18 January

Start this 2020 with two beautiful pasta classes by Carla Tomasi!

Sunday January 12 Join us for International Pasta Machine Day.
This will be a chance to learn how to make pasta, but also a way of spending a different kind of Sunday, in beautiful Rome with other people who share your same delicious interest.

Imagine this as a free style pasta making day, there will be egg pasta, flour and water pasta, gnocchi etc.
You will be sharing the preparation but also a wonderful lunch of artichoke lasagna, tagliatelle al sugo di salsiccia, pasta con Romanesco and plenty more (menu could change depending on Carla’s preference).

If you wish to only join us for lunch, please email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it and she’ll give you all the details.

It’s going to be a great International Social Pasta Day!

 

Saturday 18 January Join us for this Vegan Pasta and Sauces Day.
This will be a chance to expand your knowledge on vegan options and you’ll see how many easy and yummy dishes you can find in italian cuisine.

The menu for the day includes Cavatelli, Malloreddus, Maccheroni al ferretto, Orecchiette, Trofie, Pici and sauces made with the best of seasonal ingredients.

If you’d like to reserve a spot please email Carla at cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it

Pop-up Christmas Kitchen – Sunday 15 December

Our 5TH ANNUAL POP-UP CHRISTMAS KITCHEN!
Come along on Sunday the 15th for a cup of tea, mince pie, slice of Carla’s famous Christmas cake and to buy the best stocking fillers – those you can eat!

And you’ll also find beautiful sustainable products from Elisabetta’s plastic free shop: Weenooplaa

So come say hello!

Starts at 10am through to 5 pm.

Email us to place orders:
cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it
alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com

And come and support the Neighborhood Oranges project which helps give experience and work to two young Nigerian girls.  This year there will be plum and bitter orange marmalade for sale as well as some quince paste.  Get in contact if you want to order as gifts.

Some of the items available for pre-order:

Neighborhood Oranges Marmellate Solidale: Small 3.50, large 4.50, 50c off each jar when you buy more than 4 jars.  Bitter Orange, Plum and limited Apricot and Quince paste.

Mince Pies in gift box. 10 euro for 12 deluxe mini mince pies

Gingerbread – gift bag with 10 pieces: 6 euro    – gift bag with 6 pieces for the tree: 6 euro

Cavallucci di Siena – gift bag with 10 pieces: 6 euro

Traditional shortbread – gift box with 10 pieces: 6 euro

See you on sunday!

 

 

Learn to bake SOURDOUGH bread with Jeremy Cherfas – Sunday November 17

Join master baker and sourdough nut Jeremy Cherfas for an all day baking workshop.

Along with taking participants through the basics of baking bread with a natural leaven, everyone in this all day class will take home a piece of starter with which to continue their sourdough journey.  And not just any starter!  Jeremy has a much loved Tuscan starter – that he has fed and baked with for over ten years – that is over a hundred years old.  Is there anything particularly Tuscan about it?  Perhaps not, but it is ready to make delicious, flavorful and nutritious bread.

Jeremy will pass on the knowledge surrounding keeping, and using your new (old) starter to make sourdough bread of various types.
There will be a fresh lunch of seasonal produce with wine and detailed notes to take home along with the starter.

Email Jeremy on jcherfas@gmail.com for more info.