The Regional Italian Cuisine

canestrelli cookies

Cooking course “SAT5” on Saturday 14 & 28 May and 11 & 25 June  2022 (4 lessons in total, every other week)

All menus can be made 100% vegetarian proof for vegetarians.

All cooking lessons start at 10.30 hrs and end around 14.30 hrs.

Every Italian region (20 in total) has very specific eating habits, recipes and ingredients. In our culinary travel through Italy we discover the following regions:

Sicily: involtini di melanzane con spaghettini, grilled aubergine rolls stuffed with thin spaghetti in a rich tomato & salted ricotta sauce, fuazza agli spinaci, a rolled-up focaccia stuffed with spinach, olives, garlic and lots of pecorino cheese, pollo con peperonata siciliana, a chicken stew in bell pepper & green olives sauce, – also in vegetarian version – zucchine in salmorigliofried courgettes with a green sauce made with garlic, lemon and fresh herbs –  and the insalata pantesca, a rich salad from the island of Pantelleria, are the tasty side dishes. Plus Sicilian almond cookies and olivette di Sant’Agata – little “olives” made with sugar and almond & pistachio flour – as sweet treats.

Puglia: bruschette with roasted tomatoes and burrata, gnocchi made with bread and black olives with shrimps sautéed in garlic – also in vegetarian version with mushrooms – and a rich tomato sauce with olives and capers, a courgette, tomato and salty ricotta flan served with caramelized cherry tomatoes, a millefeuille of aubergine, pancetta and smoked scamorza – also in vegetarian version, roasted marinated bell peppers with garlic and mint plus a pleasantly sweet  ricotta pudding with amarene cherries.

– Liguria: ravioli with a porcini and ricotta filling, stuffed chicken thighs with lemon, the famous focaccia di Recco as a vegetarian main, plus a savoury pie prepared with potatoes and green beans, oven-baked stuffed tomatoes, a mascarpone and chestnut cream with chocolate and light and crumbly flower-shaped canestrelli cookies.

– Tuscany: two types of crostini (green ones with a tangy herbal pesto and red ones with a spicy tomato and beans cream), and wonderful crespelle alla fiorentina (thin crêpes stuffed with ricotta and spinach in tomato sauce). The side dishes are a rich panzanella salad with lots of fresh vegetables and stewed fennel and red onions with olives and white wine, Desserts: two of the most iconic cookiescantuccini (crunchy cookies from Prato) and ricciarelli (soft and sweet almond cookies from Siena). Plus the famous torta della nonna, a creamy, custardy tart with pine-nuts, served with a glass of Vin Santo (Tuscan dessert wine).

During each lesson we prepare a complete meal with 5 or 6 (sometimes more!) different seasonal dishes. These regions will surprise you with the differences in tastes and variations.

HOW, WHEN AND WHERE: All lessons start at 10.30 hrs. and end around 14.30 hrs. The courses are being held at cooking school La Cucina del Sole, Warmondstraat 180 in Amsterdam.

You can also give a course as a present: order a gift voucher for a cooking course.

Price: € 365,00 all-in (including Prosecco, all wines, all other drinks and recipes for home).

In case you miss a specific lesson you can send a friend, colleague, family member etc in your place. Would you please communicate that to La Cucina del Sole before the lesson starts? Grazie!

Special requirements: Are you allergic for certain ingredients? Please tell that to Nicoletta so that she can make sure the menu fits your requirements!

Of course La Cucina del Sole can organize a course just for a private group of friends, colleagues etc..

La Cucina del Sole reserves itself the right to cancel the workshops/courses in case of an insufficient number of participants. The participation fee will be restituted on the original bank account or it will be valid for a subsequent course/workshop.