Monday, July 02, 2007
Caltagirone and Friday's Cooking Class
Our cooking class was small – six counting C and me. Titina (see http://www.capriflavors.com/) did the cooking instruction and provided a wonderful recipe book for the dishes we prepared! The freshest ingredients were used – most imported directly from Italy – including a gorgeous Radicchio! Oh my gracious – the color and the taste! Our menu:
Pasticcio di Spaghetti con Salome e Gamberoni
(Layered Spaghetti with Salmon and Shrimp) -- to DIE for!
(Chicken with Orange Sauce) – AND chestnuts – HEAVEN!
(Braised Radicchio with Prosciutto)
Sorbetto di’Pompelmo al Campari
(Grapefruit Sorbet with Campari)
Titina is from the Isle of Capri and speaks with the a charming Italian accent. Her husband joined us at the table, and the couples with us were delightful as well! Over the most incredible food (yes, rich and a bit too much – I’m returning to the gym ASAP!! LOL), and the talk of Italy and tours, and food, and travel – it was a blissful evening!
I painted this image this past week of the agro-tourism dwelling we stayed in while visiting Caltagirone, Sicily two years ago. I thought posting it today would be quite fitting –the dinner, the company and the food – all reminding me of the trip of a lifetime.