Monday, January 28

June in Italy | Cooking Classes from the Garden, Sea & Woods



BASICS OF THE ITALIAN KITCHEN
RECIPES FROM COUNTRY, SEA and GARDEN
JUNE 10-15, 2019


The workshop may be called the "Basics of the Italian Kitchen" but the cooking classes will be anything but basic! However it's the simplicity of the Italian kitchen that we all love - using the freshest possible ingredients in local, seasonal recipes. 

Learn by a Professional Chef cum Farmer with 3 diverse hands on cooking classes, learn to cook a whole fish in salt crust, pasta with vongole, rich meat heavy main courses from the woods & vegetarian delights from the garden!

The classes are more than just sharing recipes but understanding how to balance flavors, the why behind the technique and of course, knife skills. 

Feel like a local with our market trip & tour of an artisan meat and cheese warehouse with a lesson by Chef Jason on the recipes & aging methods used locally, a porchetta tasting and traveling market walk, visit to Collesi for award-winning craft beer & grappa tasting, finishing with a big proper Italian lunch at “the hunter’s hideaway!”

...all while staying at our 500 year old stone farmhouse!

RSVP
Basics of the Italian KitchenJune 10-15, 2019
Contact: info@latavolamarche.com or www.latavolamarche.com

Monday, January 21

Podcast from Italy: Understanding the levels of ‘B.S.’ in Italian + How to Use a Wood Oven + Airport Strikes


Whenever conversations in Italy turn to politics, multiple terms for 'B.S.' are woven like rich tapestry into the discussion. We decided to explore the complex levels of severity when using the term "B.S." in Italian!

After a winter getaway to Budapest to see comedian Bill Burr we share a few of the highlights of this stunning city along the Daube. Our short trip gets longer as we are hit by winter weather delays and airport closures due to strikes in Germany & Italy! Back home, we're planning for the next season of guests and cooking classes including the Wood Oven Workshop. Jason explains the thoughts behind creating the workshop and menu choices to highlight utilizing the oven at different temperatures.

Download and listen to our latest episode of "Podcast from Italy" #125 - Understanding the levels of ‘B.S.’ in Italian + How to Use a Wood Oven + Airport Strikes on iTunesStitcherPlayer FM or Podbean

Check out the cool old cable car!

Friday, January 18

The Wood Oven Workshop in Italy


Now that you have a "pizza oven" learn to make more than just pizza, even though we'll make that too! Learn to use the wood oven in the way it was intended - at many temperatures, not just high heat! We will cook the perfect medium rare roast and a chocolate cake in the wood oven as well one dish that will cook slowly in the coals over night!


Arrive to a welcome farmhouse feast with local wine. The following morning after breakfast we will jump into a full day, hands on class, making each dish together and utilizing the oven at four different temperatures cooking lunch, dinner and dessert in the oven. The class will continue the next afternoon for dinner.


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Typical Menu; 
  • Stuffed Lemons or Roasted Peppers with Anchovies 
  • Pizza
  • ​Roast Beef & Potatoes 
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Peposa (Slow Cooked Lamb) or Spezatini (Slow Cooked Stew) or Confit of Duck which will cook OVERNIGHT!


The Wood Oven Workshop: 
JULY 3-6, 2019  |   SEPTEMBER 4-7, 2019​
TOTAL = 1080 Euro/couple or 864 Euro/single

Includes: 3 nights accommodations in private apartment with ensuite bathroom & kitchen, welcome dinner with wine, Wood Oven class with snacks, wine & handmade apron gift. 3 Dinners, 1 Lunch, Breakfast daily. (Optional Add On: Feel Like a Local Market Tour and Tasting +75 Euro/person) 
Contact: info@latavolamarche.com for details or RSVP at www.latavolamarche.com

Rough Itinerary: 
Day 1 - Arrive: Welcome Dinner

Day 2- Full Day Cooking Class/Wood Oven Workshop with break after lunch & then return to the fire to prepare dinner & dessert.

Day 3 -  Dinner at the farmhouse. 

*Optional 10am - about 3pm: Join us for Feel like a Local Friday Market Tour & Tasting!  Market trip & tour of artisan meat and cheese warehouse with a lesson by Chef Jason on the recipes & methods used locally to age & cure followed by a tasting, walk the traveling market for porchetta, visit Collesi for award-winning craft beer & grappa tasting, finishing with a big proper Italian lunch with wine at “the hunter’s hideaway!” We will caravan from stop to stop. (75 Euro/person)

Day 4 - Depart 

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