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A Preview From Mama Isa’s Cooking Class

After she finished the tiramisu preparation class, Isa showed my wife how to do a simple pomodoro sauce with garlic, capers, and a special type of cherry tomato called “daterini”.  You can’t get them in the US, but a good cherry tomato from your farmers market or organic grocer will taste almost as good as what we ate that day in Padova.

I shot about 20mins of video that I’ll edit and share for the foodies out there, but I wanted to get a sneak peak out before dinner time to make you dear readers good and hungry.  We tossed this sauce over some homemade tonnarelli (think square spaghetti) that the wife rolled out and cut right there in Isa’s Padova kitchen.  What a blast!  After all this time sending clients there, the wife was glad she finally got her turn to enjoy Isa’s teachings; Isa’s committed to the original “slow-food” culture, meaning locally sourced, home-prepared ingredients and dishes that eschew processed foods.  She’s keeping the old ways of preparing Italian cuisine alive in this day and age of rampant processed food addiction, and needless to say we support that wholeheartedly.

More on tiramisu and tonnarelli soon!  But for now…yes, this was some darn tasty stuff, so feel free to be jealous. 🙂

Back To Work!

Back To Work!

After a week of cooking classes, meetings, discussions, adventures, forging new relationships, and strengthening existing ones, it’s good to be back home to blog about what we learned. We discovered some great additions for our Veneto tours (new wine and cooking classes, lagoon excursions to exclusive areas of the Venetian waterways, etc) that aren’t found elsewhere, and it was a very productive trip. Lots more to be posted in the coming days!

Pasta And Tiramisu Cooking Class

Our friend Mama Isa has two spots left for a special pasta and tiramisu cooking class this week.  If you’re going to be in the Veneto this week, make time!  It’ll be worth it.  Her classes are usually limited to six people, and you get scads of individual attention and coaching.  We’re always glad to pass along referrals to her as the verdict is universally “tutti squisiti!”