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November 21, 2013

Momma Mia, that’s a spicy meatball

I love teaching Italian cooking classes. There are so many fabulous ingredients to talk about and each region has its own distinct culinary specialties. Again the students had they own set of skills, some more advanced than others but each eager to try a few new recipes. During this class we all learned a little bit more and enjoyed a delicious meal in the end.

They enjoyed the final product, their scallop stuffed roasted red peppers were fabulous.

Presentation was the key and these caprese skewers were beautiful.

They had a good time and enjoyed their successes

It took a little bit of time to cook these egg yolks but they perfectly mastered it.

This class provided information on a good range of Regional Italian food. Techniques included how to:

  • select and successfully cook pasta,
  • turn egg yolks into a delicate custard,
  • select cheeses, extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

    On the menu:

    Caprese Salad Skewers with Balsamic Sauce

    Scallop Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers with Pesto

    Pasta and Bolognese Casserole with Spicy Meatballs

    For dessert we enjoyed a very simple and sumptuous Italian dessert, Zabaglione

  • Posted by terri at November 21, 2013 02:34 AM