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Italian Cooking School, Wilton, CT

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Spring 2017

Cari Amici,

Green is returning to our landscape and the forsythia is about to bloom!  Finally it feels like spring has arrived.

In our Cucina Casalinga kitchen and in kitchens all over the world families are celebrating Passover and Easter next week.  It is such a joyful time of renewal and hope.  The Italian Easter menu features Pizza Rustica, a savory pie filled with ricotta, parmesan, prosciutto, salami and fresh mozzarella.  Our main course is always roasted lamb, stuffed and rolled or butterflied for the grill, even delicate racks of lamb with traditional breadcrumb-parsley topping.  Rosemary is always the herb of choice with the lamb!  In our Sicilian family, fritedda, a combination of asparagus, artichoke hearts, fava beans and tiny peas sautéed with shallots and pancetta is always served.  Nana’s cookies in the shape of chicks with a colored egg baked on their bellies are both decorations and treats for the children.  Finally my mom’s Sicilian Cassata is the main dessert attraction; a delicious lemon chiffon cake layered with a filling of sweetened ricotta and whipped cream combined with morsels of dark chocolate covered orange peel!

We hope that after the holidays you will join us for two classic Roman menus, one daytime class on Wednesday, April 26th and the other in the evening on Tuesday, May 2nd.  Check out the full menus >

On the evening of Friday, June 16th, we will be firing up the outdoor Tuscan oven for a Pizza Class on the Patio to celebrate Father’s Day!  Don’t miss out on our first pizza class of the year.

Join us for our annual Famous Fried and Stuffed Zucchini Flower Class on June 21st. We will be pairing these with delicious dishes made from fresh herbs from the garden!

In August we are planning to feature an Italian wine and food pairing class to celebrate the various regions of Italy, from the north to the south.

Once again we have scheduled dates for our Kids Cook Italian Camp.  We have two sessions planned, one the last week of June, and one the week before school starts at the end of August.

Soon the herb garden and my husband’s vegetable garden will be planted and we will know that summer is near.

Enjoy this most beautiful time of the year and please join us in the kitchen for some great cooking, eating and fun!

Buona Cucina,

Sally Maraventano

Spring 2017
Adult & Kids Cooking Classes

Kids Summer Camp Menus Announced


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



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