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

Goatober Rome – Goat tasting evening with James Whetlor from Cabrito, Saturday 13 October

Saturday 13 October from 7pm.  Stand up goat tasting dinner (see the menu below!) click here to book your spot.

Goatober spreads the word that goat meat is delicious, ethical and sustainable. The hope is to move goat meat into the mainstream with the goal that all billy goats born into the dairy system, anywhere in the world, will go into the food system, rather than being wasted.

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Goatober arrived in the UK in 2016 and mainland Europe in the following year. There are vibrant dairy industries across the UK and Europe who want to change the practice of euthanising and Goatober is part of the solution. The campaign aims to put a goat dish on restaurant menus and to encourage people to try cooking goat at home themselves, for all or part of October.

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Cabrito Goat Meat will be hosting a goat tasting at Latteria Studio on Saturday the 13th October, celebratting goat meat with an Indian influenced menu that utilises the whole goat nose to tail style;

Kid, Dried Cherry & Almond Peshwari Naan

Slow Cooked Kid Raan, Pomegranate & Mint

Kid Tandoori Kebab with Onion Raita

Kid Goan Sorpatel Curry

James Whetlor, the founder of Cabrito, will be cooking and presenting his vision of the future of goat meat.

In October 2018, there are Goatober events and dinners in London, Bristol, Manchester, Cornwall and at a global food symposium in Galway, Ireland. Working in partnership with the Interreg ‘food heroes’project, which aims to end food waste in farming across the EU, there are events at the Nantes food Festival in France and in Frankfurt, The Netherlands, Rome and at the Amorevore Food & Arts Festival in Ibiza.

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This special evening will be a stand up dinner for the first 25 people to sign up.  You can book here, be quick because this is going to be a deliciously fun evening.

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Photo credit (main shot) Mike Lusmore.

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 

Market to Table 2018 dates

Market to Table, the special series of appointments created by Rachel Roddy, Carla Tomasi and Alice Adams for visitors to Rome, is back for 2018 with more dates and a revised class structure.  The concept remains the same: we start at the market, mostly Testaccio, but other markets on occasion, where we fill bags and baskets with the best of the season.  We then walk back across the river to Trastevere and up to latteria studio where Carla awaits – with more produce from her garden in Ostia.

 

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.

 

The dates for 2018 are listed below.  They will be available to book (with a deposit) three months out from each class – you can click on the link to do so.  If you are coming to Rome on a date that doesn’t match please feel free to enquire about a private class with either Carla or Alice.

Max group size is 6 participants, with a special class with a max of 4 people on selected dates.  Two of the three of us will always lead the class.

Sep 21 SOLD OUT – contact us for other Sep dates
Wednesday 26 Sep – sold out

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Thank you to Carola Ploechinger for cover photo and Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda and Lida Meyer for the photos.

Lots has been written about Market to Table; click on the links to read the lovely accounts by Emiko Davies, Natalie from An American in Rome , Paola from Italy on My Mind, Sue Quinn on Pen and Spoon, Vanessa from Olives and Lucinda, and Rosana from Hot and Chilli.

Syrian Delights – Fatayer and Manaeesh with Hummustown, Thursday 12 April

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.

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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 – alicekiandra.adams@gmail.com, or Shaza Saker from Hummustown – shazaroman@gmail.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.