Join me in my kitchen and learn how to prepare and cook traditional Italian food. I leant how to make authentic Neapolitan dishes from my mamma and nonna, when I lived in Naples, and would like to share and pass on the traditional recipes!
The cooking workshop includes demonstrations, step-to-step guidance on preparing your own dish, and to finish we taste your creation with Italian wine or Prosecco.
RECIPES, INGREDIENTS AND EQUIPMENT ARE PROVIDED.
Each sessions is approx 4 hours long (10:00- 14:00) and can be presented in English (or Italian for intermediate level and above).
One option per group, £50 per person.
Gift vouchers are available
Italian First Corse Options
Baked aubergine in tomato sauce with homemade Italian focaccia.
Italian Pizza 4 stagioni (4 toppings) or with the dough we can make a Calzone, a folded pizza, stuffed with ham, ricotta & cheese or filled with vegetables and cheese.
Christmas theme offers one of the following Italian food: Panettone and Vellutata soup or
Pandoro and Pasta and Lentils
Easter theme offers one of the following Italian food:
Pastiera napoletana and crostini ai funghi or
Colomba and Vellutata soup,
Italian Starter & Dessert Options
Italian Bruschetta topped with tomato sauce and a choux pastry topped with custard and black cherries
Italian crostini topped with peperonata and sweet dough balls with custard & ricotta
Bruschette topped with fresh tomatoes and Italian Bufala mozzarella, and Neapolitan cake soaked with liquor, served with whipped cream and cherry glacè.
Cooking Workshop Gallery
I would like to thank you for a lovely day, we all enjoyed ourselves and had a wonderful family day with Geoff to celebrate his birthday. I think our children now have a few skills to be proud of, Leo has already practised Garlic Bread!, I shall be buying Chris a pasta machine for Christmas.
You made us all feel very welcome and it was good to meet you. (Elizabeth)
Thank you so much for today we had a really lovely day it was honestly so much fun and it was lovely to meet you and see your amazing home! (Francesca)
Just wanted to say thank you for such a lovely day on Tuesday, Jackie and I both thoroughly enjoyed it and especially eating the finished results! I am sure you will make a great success of it. Please let me know about making the Italian Panettone at Christmas as I would definitely love to do that. (Sarah)
Thank you so much for today cooking workshop . You gave my friends and I a warm welcome into your lovely home, with scones, cream and a cappuccino overlooking the beautiful reservoir.
Making the ravioli was so much fun, under your careful and patient instructions. It is a real craft shaping the ravioli, but under your tutelage the results were amazing.
We enjoyed a few laughs and a prosecco or two, before dining on our creation, served with a simple sauce which tasted delicious. We even had a bit left over for a doggie bag to take home to the chaps.
A really enjoyable day was had by all and I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to my friends. (Caroline)
Ciao Carmela. Thank you for a great cooking workshop. We both enjoyed it. (R.)
“It was a delight to book on an Italian Cookery Course with Carmela, a real authentic experience using quality ingredients, a lot of which was home grown and picked just prior to using in her garden overlooking the lake. This gave a true insight into Italian cuisine, fresh simple produce ooozing Italian flavour. Carmela has a wonderful set up, homely and professional, we felt we were cooking with a friend we had known for years! She had tips, ideas and was always happy to share information and made us feel very welcome whilst we learned some new skills. We look forward to returning to try out another marvellous recipe and revisit this idyllic peaceful venue”.(S.)
Had a fabulous day with my daughter and daughter in law for all our birthdays we did an Italian food workshop with the lovely Carmela in her amazing house, she was very knowledgeable and funny, we made focaccia, ricotta, ham and parmesan calzone topped with a tomato sauce, we also made a tomatoey garlic and pesto pizza and bruschetta with a pickled aubergine topping. We then sat at the dining table to eat our calzone which was delicious all washed down with a glass or two of Prosecco, we also brought some dough home which I made a small loaf with absolutely wonderful!!!! (M.)
Up the country lane by the waters edge
Carmela has but just one pledge
To teach you how to cook the Italian way
3 generations passed down from Naples bay
A homely Italian kitchen lies in wait
For a very special memorable date
All her secrets she will reveal
How to cook an amazing tasty meal
With garlic, herbs and pasta made by hand
She’ll show you how from a bygone land
Tomatoes sunbathing on the windowsill
Another glass of wine she will fill
I was really sorry to say goodbye
But off to my own kitchen now to have a try
(A Poem from Simone)
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