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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.

 

market to table, 2017 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 kitchen that is latteria studio where Carla awaits – with more produce from her garden in Ostia.

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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.

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We have set dates for all of 2017 so that travelers to Rome can plan ahead.  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:

Friday March 10 – NEW DATE
Tuesday May 30 – mini market to table – please email alice to hold a spot.
Carla and Alice also do private cooking classes at latteria studio, you can email us on alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com or cookingwithcarla@virgilio.it for more info.
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Thank you to Carola Ploechinger for cover photo and Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda for the photos.

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 and Emiko Davies.

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.