Posted by Bill Steiner – Adventures In Italy
One of the most fun things to do when you take time to slow down and enjoy the Italian culture is cook. Since many of us travel to Italy for their food, taking a cooking class is not only fun, but provides some wonderful insights into the care, freshness, and simplicity that is Italian food. On our trips we do a four hour cooking course in the kitchen of a local restaurant. Lorenzo, the chef, is loads of fun and a great teacher. Last October we made our own pasta, focaccia, a wild boar ragu, a pork stew, a divine ricotta mousse, and a very fresh salad. Following are pictures of the class running from the beginning to the enjoyment of eating it all at the table. Enjoy!
- Cream filled crepe flamed with chocolate we made and ate as we cooked
- Pork Stew
- Ricotta Mousse
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Kristi and Bill Steiner began leading “learning vacations” to Orvieto, Italy in 2003. Through Adventures in Italy they provide a cultural immersion experience. Many trips include the pursuit of some kind of creative work that complements and reinforces exploration of Italy’s culture. Relationships built over the years enable Kristi and Bill to provide experiences that a typical visitor to Orvieto never gets. Trips are held in May and September/October every year. Their Discover Orvieto and Girlfriend Getaway trips are available to groups any time of the year. Learn more about Kristi and Bill’s trips.
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