Piedmont Cookery Classes
Ever want to spend the day along side an Italian Grandmother in her home kitchen? Learning the secrets of the traditional Piedmont cuisine while talking about the days when they were young and how much has changed. Now you can, and I know the warmest and most charming Grandmothers in the Langhe area.
We will start the day by going to one of the local markets to buy some fresh ingredients or right in Grandma’s back yard, where we will pick fresh from her garden the vegetables in season or check in on the chicken coop for the freshest eggs to make our pasta.
Continuing on to the kitchen "cucina" where you will learn how to prepare some of the local dishes of the Langhe(Piemonte) followed by a lunch of our creations paired with local wine.
Piedmont is home to the Slow Food movement, it actually stared in the town of Bra in the 1990’s. Today Slow Food has become internationally recognized for its protection of almost forgotten cooking techniques and food products. With my cooking class you will discover first hand from a woman who has been cooking in her home kitchen for over 60 years. Who you will not believe how fast she can pump out a kilogram of pasta and watching her fingers move as if they were butter in harmony with the perfectly malleable dough. It is quite an amazing experience.
Hands on Cooking Classes
Some things you will make
Antipasti | Appetizers
Frittata alle Erbe - Omelette with fresh herbs
Cipolle Ripiene - Baked Stuffed Onions
Flan di Porri or Flan di Cardo - Leek Flan or Cardoon Flan
Vitello Tonnato - Roast Beef with Tuna Sauce (its amazing)
Carne Cruda - Typical Beef Tartar
Primi | Pasta
Tajarin con Ragù alle Piemontese - Tagliatelle with typical Piemontese Ragu
Agnolotti del Plin - Pinched Ravioli filled with Meat
Agnolotti al Magro - Pinched Ravioli filled with Sheese and Spinach
Gnocchi - Potato Dumpling
Risotto al Vino - Risotto cooked in wine
Secondi | Main Course
Brasato al Vino - Braised Beef in Wine
Bagna Cauda con Verdure - Typical Garlic and Anchovy dip with seasonal vegetables and lots of Barbera
Salsiccia al Vino - Sausage cooked in wine
Quaglia con Farcito di Salsiccia - Sausage Stuffed Quail wrapped in Bacon
Rollato di Coniglio - Stuffed Rolled Rabbit
Dolce | Dessert
Torta di Nocciole - Typical flourless Hazelnut Cake
Zabaione al Moscato - Zabaione with Moscato Wine
Bunet - Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding/Custard
Crostata - Pie with fruit filling
Wine Tasting while you Cook
With every course we will offer an array of wines to taste while you are cooking up a storm. These wines will be paired with salame or cheeses from the area, and will also be paired during your meal that you have prepared.
With the wines will come a light explanation of the producer the grapes, and if you would like we can even practice out tasting skills.
Want to learn the art of Pasta?
The cookery class includes lunch paired with wine, recipes to be emailed to you, and a half of a day history, culture, food and wine course.
For these course Minimum of 2 people.
Cooking Class Activities
Collecting Chicken Eggs
Typical Long Lunch
Your Langhe Cooking experience is waiting.
Let me plan your next adventure in Langhe learning the almost forgotten tips and tricks for making the perfect Tajarin.