Dolce: Chocolate Souffle with a Fondant Center

If I had to choose a name for this dessert (besides Heaven), I probably would not choose Soufflè. In all technicality, this is what we would call a Molten Lava Cake. It’s heavy, it’s rich, and the gooey center pours out with lovely melty chocolate. Mmmm….This is what we started off the class with (as … Continue reading

Secondo piatto: Parmigiana di melanzana – Eggplant parmesan

This is the most exquisite eggplant parmesan I have ever had in my life. It was also the first eggplant parmesan la Mamma has ever like in her entire life. It is done in the Sicilian way with the eggplant sliced very thin and flash fried without any breading what-so-ever. It’s then just combined with … Continue reading

Vegetarian Primo Piatto – Tagliolini con melanzana e pomodoro

We had one vegetarian in our class, so Chef Andrea included this variation. Go ahead and use the same recipe for the pasta as the Duck Ragù entry and follow the recipe for the sauce! Maybe don’t pair it with the Eggplant parmesan because it would be so much eggplant… Read on for the recipe … Continue reading

Primo piatto: Tagliolini al ragù di Anatra – Homemade tagliolini with white duck ragù

This was probably the most exciting course for me because…*drumroll*…we got to make FRESH PASTA! The tagliolini is just a slimmer version of a fettucini and according to Chef Andrea is the perfect heft to hold the ragù. A white ragù is just like a normal ragù without the tomatoes, and this specific one could … Continue reading

My first cooking class – when in Rome!

Chef Andrea Consoli and Erica run an amazing cooking class out of Andrea’s family restaurant, Le Fate in the Trastevere part of Roma. It’s 50 Euro per person (and trust me, that is INCREDIBLY cheap…I looked all over the internet) with an extra 20 Euro wine pairing option. The class is always 10 people or … Continue reading

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