Monday, 1 February 2010

Cooking class on a Sunday morning

On Sunday morning we were up early and went to our cooking class in Riano which is a far suburb of Rome. You can get there by metro from Piazza Flaminio and you get off at the Montebello station about 20 minutes all together and it only cost 1 euro.
We drove since it was more convenient and I had guests coming with me to Wendy Holloway's B&B Flavor of Italy.
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The cooking menu had several recipes on Artichokes, they are in season right now, in fact it is just the beginning, we prepared Carciofi alla Romana and Carciofi alla Judaica, both are very old recipes, the artichoke Jewish style is 2600 years old as old as the Jewish community of Rome. I learned how to select them at the market, clean them, cut them and cook or fry them. We also made Ravioli with a spinach pasta stuffed with pumpkin and walnuts. Saltimboca alla Romana, thin veal scallop with sage leaf and a paper thin slice of prosciutto and 16 individual chocolate soufflés, they were beautiful.

It was great fun and we all learned something. We had a wonderful lunch of the food we prepared. A very nice way to spend a Sunday.

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy! I'm hungry just looking at the pictures.