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Italian Cooking School, Wilton, CT

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Cari Amici,

The holidays are here and all of us have much to do.  Our holiday sale open house on December 18th was great.  I was able to greet friends who have come often to Cucina Casalinga over these 35 plus years that I have been teaching!  I hope that learning traditional Italian family recipes has inspired all of you to add some of these fabulous dishes to your culinary repertoire.

The 2018 classes kick off with our annual Kids Cook Italian class on Martin Luther King Day.  It is almost filled so if your young chef wants to join us on January 15th please call or email to sign up.  Perhaps a Cucina Casalinga Gift Certificate would be a perfect gift!

Our Wednesday evening January 31st class features Hearty Winter Soups and Homemade Bread – comfort food Italian style for cold winter nights.

Once again we celebrate Carnevale  (Mardi Gras) on Tuesday evening, February 13th.  This fun and festive class sold out last year so don’t delay and sign up if you would like to join us.

We have a few places left in our Wednesday morning, February 28th class - Comfort Foods from the North and South of Italy.  This is one of my favorite menus to teach!

We will celebrate with the Saint Joseph’s Day Table on Monday morning, March 19th, with a lovely array of Sicilian dishes.  I love this feast day because it holds so many family memories for me and the recipes are delicious too!

Those of you who need to improve your knife skills should sign up soon for our fourth annual Knife Skills and Cooking Class with Guest Chef Mike Garaghty, Executive Chef at Wusthof Knives on Wednesday evening, April 4th.  Chef Mike will teach you the proper use of many different types of knives, as you prep and prepare a fabulous dinner that we will all enjoy after the class.  Young chefs, ages 12 through 18, are also welcome!

I am excited just writing about all of these winter 2018 classes and we hope you take some time join us in the kitchen!

Let one of your New Year’s resolutions include taking the time to sit down to a home cooked meal with your family and friends.  I guarantee it will bring joy and happiness!

Balbina, Gina and I wish you and your families’ good health, joy and peace throughout the New Year!

Buon Natale and Buon Anno,

Sally Maraventano



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