Join me at my classes where I'll teach you how to cook authentic Southern Italian dishes using seasonal ingredients complemented with fresh-picked vegetables from my organic garden or farmers’ markets. All my classes are entirely hands-on. You'll learn by preparing five recipes and then sitting down to enjoy a meal of the dishes that you've prepared. I supply everything; the only thing you need to bring is an apron.
Join me as we travel to the toe of Italy's boot to my native Calabria, Sicily and Puglia. Visit top wine and olive oil producers and local cheesemakers. Stay at working farms and luxury resorts, and dine at my favorite restaurants off the beaten path. Come experience breathtaking vistas of the Mediterranean sea, hands-on cooking classes and life as it's lived by locals.
sharing the culinary secrets of southern italy
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Come discover the true flavors of Southern Italy … at my hands-on cooking classes in the San Francisco Bay Area, or on my culinary tours to Calabria, Sicily and Puglia.
Savor foods that are perennial favorites in Southern Italian homes. Find out how my Calabrian family, for generations, has created mouthwatering dishes using everyday ingredients, and learn to prepare them in your own home.
My culinary tours take you to the hidden gems of Calabria, Sicily and Puglia. We visit top wine, cheese and olive oil producers in charming towns. We dine at restaurants that you won’t find on your own, and stay at working farms and luxury resorts that are off the beaten path. You’ll experience gorgeous vistas of the Mediterranean sea, hands-on cooking classes and life as it's lived by locals.
At my cooking classes, students learn the culinary secrets passed down by my family of winemakers and farmers. You'll get recipe handouts, including some from my cookbooks "My Calabria" and "Southern Italian Desserts". We all chip in to cook a full menu with organic produce from my garden or farmers’ markets, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Join us for your “date-night” or come to meet new friends!