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We are growing…. to help meet the demand!

We are growing…. to help meet the demand!

As we approach the end of our seventh year teaching Classic Italian Homecooking, our classes are selling out faster than ever! We have just SOLD OUT all classes scheduled until the end of our school year, May 2018. We are humbled by the popularity of our intimate,...

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Cookbook Launch Event Details

I've had so much fun connecting with past students, friends and family during our cookbook pick-ups the past few weeks! Thanks again to everyone who ordered a copy! Now that the dust of the cookbook production process has settled (read all the ups and downs here and...

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Published author has a nice ring to it….Part II!

So where did I leave off...oh Ya, going to the printers?  Well, my friends, this was actually not the original printer that was to print my book. You see, the printing business is not as simple as getting numerous quotes, paper samples, binding samples etc....

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Published author, has a nice ring to it..Part 1

I just signed the contract with the printer for my first cookbook. That means that as I write this, a printer is inputting the content I have worked on for the last 6 years and printing it into a tangible object. A book. With my name on it. With the photos I took....

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Summer is in full swing….and berries are in season!

I love Summer! Beautiful weather, more family time and the beautiful local fruits and vegetables are in full swing! I love to make my old stand by recipes but every once in a while I am introduced to a new ingredient that challenges me. This weekend my husband, the...

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A presto Italia…..see you soon Italy!

16 of us recently experienced the first of 3 of our International Food & Wine Tours for the year 2017...all of which are SOLD OUT! The Region of Puglia played Host to me and my foodie friends for 12 days. It was a perfect mix of food, wine, history, culture,...

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Baker’s Yeast – the types and where to use them

In our bread and pizza classes, as like most of our classes, we talk a lot about ingredients. Knowing about various ingredients and how they are used, can make the world of difference in your cooking and baking results. Baker's Yeast is no different, although, it...

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Summer is finally here….along with the first asparagus!

  It is June 26th and we are 5 days into Summer of 2017. I love summer and all the beautiful, seasonal vegetables that come with it! In my part of the country, when we start seeing local asparagus popping up in the grocery stores, that is a sure sign of Summer! I...

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Peperoncini and chili infused olive oil……

My family's ancestral region of Calabria is famous for the peperoncini or chili peppers! My childhood home had a large vegetable garden and my parents grew a few varieties of peppers. Once harvested my mother would dry the chili peppers on cookie sheets in the...

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