Cucina Casalinga member International Association of Culinary Professionals


Italian Cooking School


Cucina Casalinga Recipes

Italian Cooking School, Wilton, CT

 Sign up for our
 Email Newsletter

Cucina Casalinga

We accept:

Spring 2016

Cari Amici,

In spite of chilly and windy May weather, I am happy to report that my Italian herb garden and Ralph’s vegetable garden are planted!  Now we wait with great anticipation for the arrival of arugula, swiss chard, zucchini, eggplant, bush beans, peppers and of course Roma plums, yellow and red and cherry tomatoes.  Oh the joy of a home garden!

Sally Maraventano and family

Our summer is filled with visits from our children and granddaughters as well as our annual trip to the Lighthouse Inn on Cape Cod with the whole family!  Ralph and I can hardly wait for the “kids” to come home!

The June Kid’s Camp sold out early so we have scheduled a second 3 day Kids Cook Italian Camp in August on the 16th, 17th and 18th.  We are already half full, so register your budding chef soon for a wonderful cooking experience.  Enrollment is limited to ten students.

For the adults we are offering recipes for a picnic on Wednesday, June 8th at our Zuppe e Panini class.  On Thursday, June 16th in the evening our theme will be a Summer Pasta Party with five easy and delicious sauce recipes for a variety of pasta shapes.  These dishes will make summer dinners easy and nutritious.

Using the vegetables from the garden, Our Annual Zucchini Flower Class, featuring deep fried zucchini flowers, will be taught on Wednesday, July 13th, and our All About Eggplant class on Wednesday August 31st.  Sign up for both of these classes and receive 10% off of the class fee, a savings of $30.

Do not miss one of our most loved classes, Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! scheduled for Saturday evening, August 13th, beginning at 6:00 pm.  We’ll make the doughs, the sauce and a variety of dynamite pizzas, all enjoyed “al fresco” on the patio, accompanied with antipasti, dolce and vino!

A wonderful evening of honey tasting, demonstration, food pairing and informative talk by Marina Marchese, our local beekeeper and honey expert from Weston, is scheduled for the evening of August 23rd at our Taste of Honey Class.  We are super excited to have Marina join us and look forward to this educational and tasty evening!

Patio dining at Cucina Casalinga

Summer is a perfect time to bring your corporate team for a hands-on cooking class at Cucina Casalinga.  The gardens will be bursting with fresh vegetables and herbs, and in good weather we will dine on the patio.  Please book early as there is a limited number of days available.

Looking forward to cooking with all of you during the summer to share the abundance of our garden and the warmth of our kitchen.

Buona Cucina

Sally Maraventano

I just wanted to thank you for a great cooking class. Amy and I sincerely enjoyed the whole experience-the food and recipes were outstanding and the other participants were lovely.  We are looking forward to another class in the near future.
Thanks again, Pam S.

I want to thank you all for a delightful evening at your Cucina!  Our Nielsen team had a wonderful time.  The food was fabulous and I just love your instruction and approach to cooking.   I can say that I definitely enjoyed the cooking and have already made the Focaccia bread.   Please extend our gratitude and appreciation to everyone on your team.  They were all so kind and endearing.  A really wonderful evening.   Laura W.

Thank you again for sharing your home yesterday with the ladies from Stay at Home in Wilton.  What a delightful experience to hear about your family, your history and your recipes.  We truly felt like we were in Italy for a few hours.  Love your exuberance!!  Have heard nothing but good reports from those who attended.  So glad you were able to fit us into your schedule. Janet

Gift Certificates are available all year round to present to your loved ones, friends and family. This unique, wonderful gift makes for a delicious and fun filled evening!

We love hosting corporate and private parties so don’t forget to book your event soon!



© 2003 - 2015 Cucina Casalinga. All rights reserved