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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 sold out
Saturday 8 June
Friday 21 June
Friday 5 July
SUMMER pause – email us to request a private
Friday 6 September
Monday 16 September
Friday 20 September
Friday 4 October
Friday 18 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 alicekiandra.adams@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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A Turin inspired lunch with Emiko Davies – Thursday 30 May

Emiko Davies brings her warmth and love for heirloom recipes and regional Italian class to Rome for a day class and lunch from her latest cookbook Tortellini at Midnight.

There will be coffee and a hazelnut cake from Piedmonte to start the day, followed by rolling and kneading, mixing and pinching to make Walnut Grissini to crunch on with home made Vermouth, classic Agnellotti al plin, a tachhino tonnato and more.

The class includes lunch around the long table with wine, and there are only seven spots available. To book a spot click here. For more information contact Emiko: info@emikodavies.com

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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 

(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.

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

Pop-up Christmas Kitchen – Sunday 16 December

Our 4TH ANNUAL POP-UP CHRISTMAS KITCHEN!  Come along on Sunday the 16th for a cup off tea, mince pie, slice of Carla’s famous christmas cake and to buy the best stocking fillers – those you can eat!

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 help 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 Marmelate 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