We hosted 6 lovely ladies today for our morning cooking class. One of them took this gorgeous photo. Not only do we love it, we made it our background photo on Facebook! ... and the pasta was pretty good, too!
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Yesterday we had a full house in our kitchen- 3 families with a total of 4 kids. These littles ones always impress us: peeling artichokes like pros, making pasta from scratch like nonnas who have been doing it from decades. They are eager to learn any new task!
Gianni finally received his new deep-fryer in the mail... so what's the first thing he tests with it? Whole-fried artichokes, of course.
In Rome, these are called Carciofi all Giudia (literally Jewish-style artichokes) and they are one of Rome's most famous dishes.
These were a delicious lunch for us today. I love it when Gianni "practices" in the kitchen!
Yesterday, utter chaos reigned in our kitchen when a family of 9 with 5 children came over to learn to learn to make pizza & pasta from scratch. We had so much fun with the kids, who after making their dinner, started climbing the stairs like monkeys. The pizza turned out delicious, if I can so so myself. The kids (one as young as 6 years old!) learned to peel and prepare artichokes, roll out their pizza and make cavatelli pasta by hand from scratch with nothing but semolina flour and water. They even learned how to make Gianni's tiramisú. We love working with kids because of their enthusiasm and joy they transmit in everything they do!