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 – firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shaza Saker from Hummustown – email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos by Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda.
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.
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: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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