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November 2014

Cari Amici,

As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I would like to thank all of the students who have cooked with us this past year in the Cucina Casalinga kitchen.  Our classes are always a combination of people who have been cooking with us for years and new students eager to learn the art of Italian home-style cooking.

Many of you know I started my school 33 years ago when my son Tony was three months old.  We lived in a house on Sharp Hill Road that had a small kitchen; I could only accept 4 or 5 people for each class.  We had lots of laughs, learned a lot and dined on the fruits of our labor.  All of these years later we are still laughing as we cook and enjoying the delicious recipes that we make in each class.  How fortunate I am to still do what I love after all of these years!  Food, especially Italian food has always been my passion.  My mission to share the traditional recipes that my Sicilian Grandparents and my Mom made for us every day continues to inspire the menus that I post on my website.

Mille grazie for your loyalty and your continuing affirmation for what I do.  Vicki and Balbina join me in wishing you and you families an abundance of blessings on this most special holiday of “Ringraziamento” and throughout the coming year.

Buona Cucina,


Kids are cooking on Martin Luther King Day!

Have your kids join us on January 19th, 2015 for a fun cooking class and lunch.
They are going to love this!


Cucina Casalinga featured in Natural Awakenings

Cucina Casalinga featured in August 2014 Natural Awakenings,
“An Italian Garden Feast” and recipe appear on pages 42 and 43.
Magazine is available at Mrs. Green's Natural Market and many
other Fairfield County, Connecticut businesses.

Sally Maraventano Celebrates 32 Years of
Home-style Cooking at Cucina Casalinga!


We need your help with a new cookbook...
we want to include YOUR favorites!

How many recipes have we prepared together in my kitchen in the last 31 years? It is time to write a cookbook featuring the best of my family recipes and those that I have developed for Cucina Casalinga. I would love for those of you to share your favorite titles and maybe a few lines about why you have made them part of your family and entertaining menus. A cookbook is not only about recipes but also about memories and stories that evolve from making those recipes. There would be no cooking school without all of you so please help me to make this cookbook a really special anthology of home-style Italian cooking at its best!

It's easy! Just email me at or send me a note at
   PO Box 7714
   Wilton, CT 06897


Corporate cooking classes
makes for a memorable evening!

Cucina Casalinga
Sally Maraventano will arrange a spectacular culinary event for your corporate team or unique group. Her hands-on regional Italian home-style cooking classes in her state-of-the-art kitchen offer a great opportunity to reward a job well done or a venue to break the ice and bring corporate teams together.

Start planning an extraordinary cooking experience for your team today!
Read more or call for details!

So much more fun than just going out to eat!
Clients and employees love it!

Corporate/group classes attendees

“Thank you for making this experience for our clients and us unbelievable! 
You went out of your way to make this a memorable event together!”

- Morgan Stanley

“Thank you for a wonderful meal.  I am so glad we chose to come here and cook
with you instead of having dinner in a restaurant.  I definitely learned things about
cooking and I am looking forward to cooking at home!”

- Ernst & Young

“Sally and Vicki, Thank you so very much for a wonderful day! Our clients were thoroughly
pleased and we all enjoyed every moment.”

- Robert Reby & Co. Inc.

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Adult classes attendees
Cucina Casalinga Adult Cooking Classes

“Thank you for such a wonderful and warm experience.  I had such a great time with you,
my sisters and the others you welcomed into your home and gorgeous kitchen.  I will be
sure to enjoy these recipes forever as well as the memory of the evening we spent here
with you!  I will certainly come back foe another delicious meal".
- Sue F.

Once again, such a wonderful evening was had by all.  Thank you for making my husband’s
birthday gift so memorable.  We’ll be back yet again.”

- Lori C.

“Multi Bene! Thank you for a wonderful experience.  We learned a lot and enjoyed our
time with you thoroughly.”
- Jack B.

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