Thursday, February 23, 2017

Calendar: the week between February and March 2017

The Week between February and March  2017

MON 2th
TUE 28th
WED 1st
THUR 2nd
FRI 3rd
SAT  4th
SUN 5th
9,30 -  01:00
Pasta 1 : Dry And Fresh Pasta. Different flours. Basic recipes of simple pasta with semolina (tagliatelle, tagliolini, taglierini garganelli, orecchiette emiliane, sfrappole); pasta with mixtures of 00 flour and semolina; orecchiette pugliesi .


Basic Preparations The pre-preparation in the kitchen: broths, stocks, consommè and bisque. Lecture: Sauces and stocks: tradition and innovation

Meat 1 : traditional searing and roasting and low cooking. Traditional low cooking and modern rare-ness. Recipes: Abbacchio alla Romana; Pullus fusillis; Vitellina fricta.


Pasta 2 : Stuffed Pasta. Ravioli, tortellini, agnolotti, raviolo spiegato. Folding of pasta, stuffing, presentation from traditional to modern style. Ravioli stuffed with broth gelatine
Fish 1 : Practise: how to fillet the fish Recipes: Raw fish, Tuna fish Sicilian style; Sword fish with citrus sauce and celery soufflé; Sea bream with artichokes;




10:00 -01:00







11:00 -02:00
Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

Tuscan Experience: Ribollita or Minestrone, Chicken Hunter Style; Biscotti with Almonds


Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Tuscan Experience: Ribollita or Minestrone, Chicken Hunter Style; Biscotti with Almonds

02:30-5:30


Polenta formaggio e funghi
Pollo alle prugne
Cannoli siciliani


Tortino di zucchine
Torta pasqualina
Bonet




04:00-07:00
Italian Region Experience: Risotto with Saffron (Lombardy); Tagliata (beef, Tuscany); Babà (Campania)

Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto


Sicilian Experience: Timbale “Norma”; Pork rolls; Cassata Siciliana

Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Sicilian Experience: Timbale “Norma”; Pork rolls; Cassata Siciliana

Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

06:00-09:00


Pastry Class: Baking techniques (Patè a choux, Short Bread),  Tiramsù







Note: the Open lesson can take place with at least two people



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Calendar: the Fourth Week of February 2017


The Fourth Week of February 2017


MON 20th
TUE 21st
WED 22nd
THUR 23rd
FRI 24th
SAT 25th
SUN 26th
9,30 -  01:00
Sweet And Sour Tradition 1 : Caponata, Pork with liquorice. Lobster
With blueberry sauce
An Italian Typical Menu.Preparation of a feast Italian meal with four courses: Ravioli with cheese and pears; Ida’s veal rolls; Peas Florentine style; Glazed fruit.

Dessert 2 : Chocolate.Two versions of salted chocolate mousse; Chocolate mousse, raspberry garnish.

Sweet And Sour Tradition 2: Renaissance duck in orange sauce with variations
stuffed pigeon; Guinea fowl with grapes. Sarde in saor.


Finger Food
Class open to students’ ideas and requests.



10:00 -01:00







11:00 -02:00
Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

Tuscan Experience: Ribollita or Minestrone, Chicken Hunter Style; Biscotti with Almonds



Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Tuscan Experience: Ribollita or Minestrone, Chicken Hunter Style; Biscotti with Almonds

02:30-5:30







04:00-07:00



Sicilian Experience: Timbale “Norma”; Pork rolls; Cassata Siciliana

Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Sicilian Experience: Timbale “Norma”; Pork rolls; Cassata Siciliana

Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

06:00-09:00









Note: the Open lesson can take place with at least two people



Thursday, February 9, 2017

'O Pere e 'O Musso



Did I ever said that in Italy the last thing you find in food is "consistency"?
Did I ever said that, even within the same city, you can find different recipes for the same dish, depending the quarter? Here in Florence San Giovanni and San Frediano are not just different saints.....



 'O Pere e 'O Musso, is a dialectal espression from Napoli and Salerno. It is composed my two words ( with relative articles...): Pere and Musso. They mean: Piede e Muso, that is: Foot and Face.


It is a street food, served, thinly sliced on a disposal tray,  with a drizzle of just squeezed lemon juice.
The "face " ( skin, cheek...) and the foot ( with all the nerves, and connective tissue..) of the veal ( veal ,not pork!!) are boiled.
This is one of the many preparations born by necessity to not waste.

I was a little "freak out" - not easy to even look at it.
But then, onces sliced, with some drops of lemon juice.... I tasted. 
Simple, delicious and, overall, respectuful.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Calendar: the Third Week of February 2017


MON13th
TUE 14th
WED 15th
THUR 16th
FRI 17th
SAT 18th
SUN 19th
9,30 -  01:00
Dessert 1 : traditional Cantuccini and variation on it. Lecitine cookies and caramelised figs. Savillum and other combinations of cheese and honey

Vegetables 2 : More cold sauces; Dry pasta with vegetables – Artichoke flan; Fried zucchini.

Meat 2 : low cooking - confit, game. Recipes: Carne ‘ncartata.; Hare with blueberries and chestnuts. Salmì and Civet.


Ice Cream :The technique. Sorbets. Parmigiano ice cream for appetizer



10:00 -01:00







11:00 -02:00
Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

Tuscan Experience: Ribollita or Minestrone, Chicken Hunter Style; Biscotti with Almonds



Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Tuscan Experience: Ribollita or Minestrone, Chicken Hunter Style; Biscotti with Almonds

02:30-5:30







04:00-07:00

Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto


Sicilian Experience: Timbale “Norma”; Pork rolls; Cassata Siciliana

Pizza & Gelato: Pizza dough and toppings, Vanilla Ice Cream and Chocolate Ice Cream

Sicilian Experience: Timbale “Norma”; Pork rolls; Cassata Siciliana

Pasta Making: Tagliatelle with Vegetable sauce; Ravioli Spinach and ricotta with Fresh Tomato sauce ; Gnocchi with Pesto

06:00-09:00


Pastry Class: Baking techniques (Patè a choux, Short Bread),  Tiramsù

Offals : chicken liver ; tripe, pork liver, brains. Pan brioche: making bread.






Note: the Open lesson can take place with at least two people