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3-Course Pasta Making Cooking Class in Rome, Complete 3-course Menu

Host Sandra Cooking Lessons

$65.56 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Evening - 7 pm, *No morning class

Duration

Flexible

Group size

2 to 6 People

Class language

English

Meeting point

At Host's place in Garbatella area of Rome, near to Terme di Caracalla

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

I meet so many people from different cultures who are all united by one thing – cooking!
‘Life is a combination of magic and pasta’ (Federico Fellini). Food is, and has always been, a way into a country’s or a place’s local culture. The Roman food culture is very rich and I am excited to be sharing it with you when you visit Rome!

A typical lesson goes something like this: we spend a couple of hours preparing, cooking, and learning about the dishes and the techniques used. Then we sit down to your very own home-cooked meal with a good bottle of wine.
I start by taking you through the ingredients, explaining the origin of each of them and the history of each recipe. I enjoy the variety of Italian regional cuisine and I'm keen to impart my knowledge with you. This is also a great way for people to get a taste of the real Italian culture when visiting Rome and learning how to make some authentic Italian dishes and bring these skills back home!
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Articles about my cooking classes
Testaccina:http://www.testaccina.com/2016/10/17/cooking-class-romes-garbatella-neighbourhood-bonappetour/
An American in Rome:https://anamericaninrome.com/wp/2016/10/eating-like-a-local-an-authentic-homemade-meal-in-rome/
Blog:http://cooknspeak.blogspot.com

ABOUT THEMENU

We will have three courses: appetizers, main course, dessert OR appetizer, second course and the dessert. The menù may change according to the seasons, I love to have fresh ingredients to use for the recipes!
Let me know if you have special requests or preferences.

Fish menù
Stuffed anchovies with vegetables
Spaghetti with mussels and various fishes and shrimps ( spaghetti allo scoglio) , or Spaghetti with fresh anchovies and grated lemon peel
Fish fillet with spring onions vegetables cooked in white wine,
Panna cotta with red fruit sauce or lemon sorbet
White wines

Meat menù
Various crostini with tomatoes and salumi or panzerotti( stuffed with tomatoes and mozzarella) or stuffed fried courgette flowers ( mozzarella)
Fresh home made pasta with meat ( ravioli, ragù bolognese, amatriciana)
Beef meat cooked in red wine sauce with spices ( carbonada) or saltimbocca with fresh seasonal vegetables
Creme caramel or Tiramisù
Red wines

Veg menù
Pumpkin cream with fresh cheese and red wine syrup or zucchini and tomatoes mashed served in a flute glass with ricotta fresh cheese , basil and pine nuts.
Fresh homemade pasta with vegetables ( orecchiette alle cime di rapa), or Pesto made with the real marble mortar and pestle.
Risotto with red trevisano cooked in red wine with parmesan
Stuffed cabbage leaves with mashed potatoes, scamorza affumicata ( smoked cheese) and salsa of porcini mushrooms or parmesana with eggplants with fresh tomatoes and basil souce.
Tiramisù
Panna cotta or sorbet
white/Red wines

ABOUT THELOCATION

Garbatella, the Roman neighbourhood south-east of Testaccio,
It’s not far from San Pietro fuori le mure, the great Papal basilica, and it’s the home of Eataly: but these tend to be the only items that make it to the average traveller’s bucketlist.
In reality, Garbatella is a district that everyone should probably visit for its fascinating architecture and culture. Built at the turn of the last century, populated with Art Deco villas in a garden-city design,
I live in a more modern block in the shadow of Eataly and very close to the Acient appian way and Terme di Cracalla.

Contact Host

THEHOST

Sandra Cooking Lessons

Sandra Cooking Lessons

I started cooking lessons in my flat 5 years ago. The experience of teaching and hosting new people

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

She'Na

She'Na

from Atlanta

What a wonderful time we had! While in Rome, we decided to take a cooking class for a traditional Italian meal. We learned to make fresh pasta by hand as well as many other Italian specialties. Sandra was able to fit us in last minute and we are so grateful that she did. If you want to have an amazing time in a fun and welcoming environment, take a cooking class with Sandra. I cannot say enough great things about her and her instruction.

Faye

Faye

from

It was a fantastic local experience and Sandra was very friendly and knew exactly how to teach us the great techniques we learnt throughout the evening. The food was delicious also!

Melissa

Melissa

from Belfast

This was delicious and a lot of fun. Sandra involved everyone in the process. We would definitely do it again.

Michael

Michael

from

Amazing. Absolute highlight of my trip to Italy. Thank you so much, Sandra!!!

Alex Gross

Alex Gross

from

My wife and I had a blast cooking with Sandra. She explained to us step-by-step how to make pasta, meat sauce, and tiramisu while letting us do most of the work, which is the best way to learn. The pasta was delicious: tender and light, and the best I've had in Italy. And now that I know what real tiramisu is, I don't think I can ever go back. On top of that, Sandra is a generous and gregarious host. We had great conversation and good wine. And she offered us her dining recommendations in the city. We would love to take another lesson with Sandra in the summer in order to try the flavors of that season and to see her again!

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Demi

Demi

from Melbourne

Loved this so much! Sandra was a really great teacher - we made delicious food and we all sat down around the dinner table and enjoyed our meals with a bottle of wine. She also booked a taxi for us to get back home, which was very nice of her. This is a great way to make friends, too!

Olivia

Olivia

from Nottingham

Sandra's cookery class was one of the best experiences we had whilst staying in Rome! Such delicious food and great knowledge learnt!! Sandra is so hospitable and welcoming. Now love making homemade pasta and have learnt cookery skills for life. Would reccommend to any foodie!

Ivy

Ivy

from Calgary

We had so much fun cooking at Sandra's house! She is interesting and fun to talk to, and very knowledgable on both her ingredients and food. She really made cooking fun, not to mention our meal turned out AMAZING! I would recommend this experience to anyone going to Rome. Thank you Sandra for the wonderful evening!

Jeroen

Jeroen

from Leuven

Our best evening during our trip in Rome! Sandra is really an expert in teaching, cooking and being an amazing host! This is the perfect way to learn AND taste some proper Italian local cuisine! She made us feel really welcome in her home. We made an amazing starter, artichoke, delicious pasta alla amatriciana, and finally tiramusi! For all the dishes, fresh local food & ingredients were used!

Helle Rosenmeier

Helle Rosenmeier

from Copenhagen

We had a wonderful time cooking a delicious 3 course meal with Sandra at home in her lovely kitchen. Under expert guidance we managed to producere a splendid starter, wonderful homemade pasta and a delicious dessert. All the while we talked and laughed and got wiser both about cooking, food and Rome. We highly recommend this opportunity and experience!

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