acquacotta

Acquacotta – a delicious vegetable soup

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This is an adapted version of a traditional Jewish-Italian Purim dish.
Creamy Artichoke Soup

Creamy artichoke soup

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This is an adapted version of a traditional Jewish-Italian Purim dish.
Buckwheat crepes

Buckwheat crepes with ricotta and spinach

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These delicious crepes are a great alternative to pasta. You can make them hours in advance and assemble them just before warming and serving.

Asparagus and sausage sauce for pasta

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This is a simple, delicious sauce for when asparagus is in season.

Gnudi – “naked” ricotta and spinach dumplings

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These are called "naked" dumplings since they are like ricotta and spinach ravioli without their pasta "clothing". They are easy to make and delicious!

Slow-cooked green beans in a tomato sauce

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This is a signature dish of the late great Mario, the multitalented father of Tina who used to be one of our amazing instructors at our cooking classes in Italy. You may say that you like your green beans to be firm and crunchy, but after tasting this dish you may also appreciate their sweet, melt-in-the-mouth quality when slow cooked.

Carnival Sponge Cake

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Schiacciata alla Fiorentina is a fluffy, delicately scented Mardi Gras cake. It is one of the dairy-free desserts that we make during our cooking courses in Italy.

Certaldo Onion Soup

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Our local town, Certaldo, had been famous for almost a thousand years for its delicious red onions. A group of local farmers has been growing them and popularising them again. They are used in many dishes. One of the most popular is this simple, warming soup.

Orange and chocolate cake

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This is a typical Sephardic Passover cake, which has various versions, made throughout the Mediterranean.

Pasta with broccoli

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This is a quick, healthy and tasty dish originally from southern Italy which has many possible variations (some add anchovies, some boil the broccoli in the pasta water etc).