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#whatscooking Winter 2021 Classes

By October 27, 2021No Comments

Welcome back to #whatscooking! The Casa Mia ladies are yet again offering their consistently sold-out classes with all-new menus for the winter season, taught live online through the end of 2021.

Our Winter 2021 #whatscooking interactive online cooking classes and wine tastings are open for enrollment! 

The Casa Mia team (Gina, Eleonora and Carolyn) are once again offering one-plate simple interactive cooking lessons and wine and cheese tastings starting in November as a way to bring the universal us together online for those not traveling to Italy yet.

As always, lessons are geared toward home cooks like us, and are open to all. Check out our November and December cooking classes and wine and cheese tastings below. Most importantly, remember to sign up before classes fill up!

Pollo alla cacciatora aka chicken cacciatore

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Pollo alla Cacciatora aka Chicken Cacciatore

Like many popular and widely-known recipes, the origin of Chicken Cacciatore belongs to Italy’s peasant culture. Typical of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, the ingredients are never quite the same from region to region. One thing is sure: the original recipe does not include tomatoes, only chicken, a little wine, some vinegar, garlic and rosemary (the simple ingredients farmers had on hand). During our 90 minute lesson we master the art of authentic pollo alla cacciatora, that is in the hunter’s style.

Start time: 3:00 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructor: Eleonora
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ribollita is made with tuscan kale and bread

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Ribollita

As the weather turns cold, our need for comfort and warmth is fulfilled by the classic Tuscan soup, Ribollita. This one-pot-wonder combines classic Tuscan vegetables, beans, and day old bread to create a rustic, yet elegant dish that only gets better with time. In this 75 minute cooking experience we will make enough of this hearty bowl to have for the next day where only the gift of time can enhance the already mouth watering flavors of Ribollita.

Start time: 6:00 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructor: Carolyn
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ricciarelli, alomond cookies from Siena for #whatscooking winter 2021 classes

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Ricciarelli – Almond Cookies from Siena, Tuscany

Fresh and soft ricciarelli are classic almond cookies from Siena covered with powdered sugar. Enjoyed during Christmas festivities, this sweet and delicious dessert dates back to the 15th century when cookies made with almond paste were afforded only by the wealthy. Join Gina to perfect this recipe just in time for the holidays.

Start time: 12:00 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructor: Gina
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ravioli all'uovo for #whatscooking winter 2021 classes

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Artisanal pasta: Ravioli all’uovo

Ready for a new pasta making challenge? We think you are. In this 90 minute class you will explore Carbonara like you never have – deconstructed, in ravioli form. There is something unique (and exciting) about creating Ravioli all’uovo. If you have never tried it before, or even if you have, please join us. Makes for an impressive first course for your holiday gatherings.

Start time: 5:30 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructor: Carolyn
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struffoli for #whatscooking winter 2021 classes

Friday, December 17, 2021

Struffoli – Traditional Neapolitan Christmas Dessert

In the region of Campania where Gina’s maternal grandparents were from, struffoli is THE Christmas dessert. The honey-glazed fried dough balls are piled in pyramids and decorated with colorful sugar decorations and candied fruit. In this lesson we’ll prepare this beloved sweet and toast to the season.

Start time: 12:00 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructor: Gina
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amphora-aged wines and cheese for #whatscooking winter 2021 classes

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Amphora-Aged Wine & Cheese Tasting

The focus of our December tasting are amphora-aged wines and cheese. We will taste 3 wines aged in clay, or amphora paired with 3 cheeses made in different styles for a delightful sensory experience. Pairing lessons are taught in tandem by Eleonora, our resident cheese expert, and Gina, our natural wine lover. Both will share some of their wine and cheese adventures.

Start time: 3:30 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructors: Gina & Eleonora
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panettone for #whatscooking winter 2021 classes

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Panettone Decadence

Panettone, along with its Veronese cousin Pandoro, is one of Italy’s most loved Christmas sweet “breads” traditionally enjoyed during the entire holiday period. One of the most fun and decorative ways to enjoy Panettone is with a special (and very decadent) spread, in the typical way of Milan, birthplace of Panettone. During our 90 minute lesson, Eleonora will share her tips for making this delicious holiday dessert. Auguri!

Start time: 4:00 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes
Instructor: Eleonora
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