Date: Tuesday August 15, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CategoriesChef Linda Martin
ITALIAN CUCINA SERIES Tuesdays Aug 15, 22 & 29 6:30 -9:30 PM
Italian women for centuries have known how to pay close attentions to the foods they cook, choosing foods connected to the land, cooking seasonally and simply. Rich or poor, they are keepers of their own culinary legacy. We are now relearning how to feed ourselves & others, casting away the idea that food is fuel, cooking a chore. Studying the Italians with their appreciation, knowledge & use of simple foods leads us to create our own great foods. Join us for this elevating series to learn from the masters – the Italian women – their traditions & processes. Give yourself the opportunity to create and then pass along a legacy of your own. This three part series introduces these treasured lessons. Week One – First Courses: Hand Stretched Pizza with fresh Mozzarella, Tomatoes, & Basil; classic Italian Caponata on toasted Crostini; Stuffed Mushrooms with Peppers, Olives, & Romano; steamed Clams with Garlic & Wine; Panzanella Salad with Balsamic & Olive Oil; Antipasto Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette; Caesar Salad with fresh Rosemary Croutons. Week Two – Entrees: Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon with Balsamic Vinegar & Cherry Tomatoes; Fennel Crusted Pork Loin with Red Wine Pan Sauce; Chicken Piccata with Lemon & Capers; Spaghetti Puttanesca; Classic Saffron Risotto; Roasted Eggplant with Onions, Pears, & Pancetta, & Creamy Polenta with Sautéed Mushrooms. Week Three – Desserts: Apple Cake with Toasted Pine Nuts; Apricot Crostata with Toasted Almonds; Homemade Cannoli with Ricotta-Chocolate Chip Filling; Italian Doughnuts with Amaretto-Chocolate Dipping Sauce; Orange Sponge Cake with Sweet Mascarpone; Double Chocolate Biscotti, & Olive Oil Cake with Blackberry Jam & Mascarpone Cream.
Call Sweet Basil Cooking School to register at 480-596-5628.