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

Frascati Wine Tour

Let’s take a quick break from the cooking class courses and talk about WINE! The perfect accompaniment to a great meal, or even just to a great day (or a bad day…). Anyhoo, we took this tour and had a fabulous time. Our first stop was about 40 minutes south of the city was the … 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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