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Rosemarie

Rosemarie

Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

English, Italian, French

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I’m Rosemarie, an Australian of Italian (Calabrese-Sicilian) heritage who's called Turin home for ten years. I'm a passionate home cook inspired by Piedmontese and other regional Italian recipes and the seasonal produce I find at my neighbourhood market around the corner from my apartment. I've been giving voice to my passion for cooking on my blog, (http://turinmamma.com/), for over two years and I recently completed a professional cooking course run by Italy’s oldest chefs’ association. I look forward to sharing what I've learnt about Piedmontese and other regional Italian culinary traditions by offering you two cooking/dining/learning experiences: - MARKET-TO-TABLE - PASTA-MAKING CLASS Photo credits: profile pic by Michelle Bottalico and Market-to-Table class pics by Alecia Wood. All other photos by myself unless otherwise stated.

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MARKET TO TABLE COOKING CLASS

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE: The market-to-table cooking classes are for designed for 2-4 participants and are held in my home kitchen 4 km west of Turin's...

Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

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PASTA-MAKING CLASS

The pasta making classes are designed for 2-4 participants and are held in my home kitchen. Here's an outline of a typical lesson with me: 10.45am ...

Turin, Metropolitan City of Turin, Italy

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Latest Reviews

Brenda
Brenda

We met her at a small Cafe by her house. We had cappuccinos. She offered pastries but we declined in anticipation of our meal. We visited a bit to get acquainted. We waked to her house and she showed us around. During the lesson she shared facts about cooking, local customs,and Italy. She is a good teacher and knew when to step in and when to let us go it on our own. The food was very yummy and we can't wait to cook with Rosemarie again.

Shelley
Shelley

Our day with Rosemarie was AMAZING! Sadly we had some weather issues and we were 30 minutes late, but we still had enough time to get a great cup of coffee along with an incredible pastry. Although we expected a huge market, due to the weather, many of the stands were not open but we still got all the needed ingredients. Afterwards, we went to buy some meat and wine in small, authentic, local shops, where we got to learn some more about the meat used in the Italian kitchen and even taste some chocolate. After the grocerry shopping we went to Rosemarie's kitchen, and started to cook together. We had a full 4 course meal which was both delicious and fun to cook. Rosemarie was so nice and answered every question with a smile. We got many tips for cooking! This experience was great and very recommended!

Belinda
Belinda

As a mother of 2 boys i find myself forever in the kitchen looking for new tasty ideas the whole family will love. Rosemaire’s market to table cooking class gave me new ideas and recipes. Shopping at the markets was a totally different experience having a knowledgeable chef explaining the different offering and showing us what to choose. I enjoyed visiting the charming Enoteca choosing the wine to match the seasonal menu. Back and in the kitchen the cooking part was informative and fun. I won’t forget Rosemaire’s tip on slicing and dicing and how to remove the seeds from a pomegranate without making a mess. The food was DELICIOUS and it was wonderful to learn more about the Piemonte culture through the cooking. I highly recommend this fun way to understand local food and culture. Thank you Rosemaire

Katie
Katie

I am an expat living in Italy and booked Rosemarie's market-to-table class while my mom visited. We thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with Rosemarie learning how to make traditional piedmontese cuisine! Rosemarie worked with us ahead of time to tailor the menu to fit our taste and dietary preferences. She was patient and willing to answer any and all questions related to living in Turin and navigating the mercato. The mercato she favors was new to me and offered so many wonderful options for produce, meats and fish. Rosemarie holds the class in her home which made it an unique and comfortable learning experience. The class was very hands-on so we definitely had an authentic learning experience. We learned new techniques, ways to adjust the recipes to fit our preferences and time constraints. It was so fun and the food we made was delicious! Our menu: Antipasto: Vitello Tonnato, Primo: Tarjarin con Ragu di Salsiccia, Secondo: Merluzzo con Porri, and Dolce: Panna Cotta con Melograno Coulis. I now have my own pasta maker - same one as Rosemarie's (thanks, Mom)! And can't wait to practice what I have learned.

Alecia
Alecia

I took Rosemarie's market-to-table cooking class with a friend in July and it was fabulous. We started off at the markets, collecting our ingredients, learning about the produce that was in season at the time, and meeting the growers she buys everything from. We then went to pick up some wine at the local enoteca, and came back to her apartment to cook everything, then sit down and eat lunch together. There was more than enough food! What I really loved was that we were able to learn how to make the dishes in a real Italian home, and shop where Italian locals do their groceries - the recipes were quite simple and approachable, and everything tasted incredible (we learnt to make peperonata, tagliolini al limone, rabbit with white wine sauce and vanilla panna cotta). I've been making them a lot myself since the class! My friend who I attended with is allergic to seafood, and it was no issue to take this into account when Rosemarie was designing the menu. If you love food, want to learn about Italian regional cooking and have half a day available when visiting Turin, I absolutely recommend booking into this relaxed, informative and delicious experience!