La Cucina di Natalina Italian Cooking School specializes in classic Italian and Southern Italian cuisine.
Our hands-on cooking classes use fresh ingredients, seasonal local produce and cherished family recipes and techniques passed down from generations of nonnas.
Follow Natalina to see what’s cooking in the kitchen!
“Finally somewhere I can learn to cook for my family and not just some fancy meal.
I love that I get to get my hands dirty and not just watch!”
“Natalina! WOW! Your caponata….delicious! I look forward to cooking with you soon!”
Chef Lynn Crawford
“La Cucina di Natalina is Guelph’s best kept secret!”
“What a wonderful feast for the senses.
Thanks so much for showing us the secrets of your great recipes!”
In the Kitchen with Natalina
Southern Italian cooking wastes nothing! Many dishes, in fact, use ingredients at one time that were discarded or deemed useless. The zucchini blossoms that fall off mature zucchini; why not use them to flavor fritters? Many greens, considered weeds in some cultures,...read more
It's the day after Mother's Day and I am reflecting on my own mother and the things she has taught me. As I am getting ready to publish my first cookbook, there are many stories, many of which are related to cooking and food... but this is the one that makes me smile...read more
11 days until 16 of us are off to the beautiful Italian region of Puglia! I love Italy and consider it my second home. Last year however, after researching Sicily for our newest tour, I joined my Tour partners at Maxima Tours/Exclusively Malta on their "Jewels of...read more