La Cucina Italiana Cooking Class – September 12, 2013

August 6, 2013 at 9:04 am Leave a comment



Join us as we take our tastebuds into the world of Italy, everyone’s favorite cuisine on Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester. La Cucina Italiana magazine sets the standard for authentic Italian food and we will cook from this magazine at our next cooking class.  One of my favorite dishes that we will be making is the Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi.  I’ve dreamt about recreating this dish since I ate an angelic gnocchi that melted in my mouth when I was travelling in the town of Bagnaia, Italy after visiting the Villa Lante in 1995.  I didn’t realize until recently that it was not made of potato as most gnocchi are known for, but ricotta cheese, which it gives it a lighter texture.  It only took me 18 years to figure it out, but I will gladly share my discovery with you.

Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi - simply angelic!

Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi – simply angelic!

Enjoy an evening of cooking, tasting and learning some authentic Italian recipes.  Once we complete the cooking, sit down and enjoy a meal you and your new friends made together with a glass of wine.

Here’s what’s on the menu:

  • Anitipasti:   Caponata on Rustic Bread ( a stew of eggplant, tomatoes, capers & olives)
  • Contorni:   Frittata di Zucchine e Nepitella (Zucchini and Oregano Frittata)
  • Primi:   Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi with a Parmesan, Browned Butter & Sage sauce – simply angelic!
  • Secondi:   “Braciole” di pesce  (Sole Braciole with Almond-Biscuit Crumbs)
  • Dolce:   Sorbetto al Limone con Lamponi   (Lemon-Basil Sorbet with Raspberries)

You won’t want to miss this one, so sign up early.

Cooking Class fee is $40 when you reserve by September 9, $45 at the door.   To reserve your spot, email  Then write a check to “Fresh Food in a Flash”; mail it to Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Cooking Class, 6700 West  83rd Street, Westchester, CA  90045.

Entry filed under: Cooking Class, Italian, La Cucina Italiana. Tags: , .

The Ultimate Veggie Burger The Anchor Fish & Chips in Nordeast Minneapolis.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Enter your email address to get more Fresh Food in a Flash posts.

Patricia K. Rose

I am a Chef, Cooking Teacher and Food Blogger. Learn how to create delicious and healthy food in a FLASH.

Recent Posts


October Unprocessed 2012
October Unprocessed 2013

%d bloggers like this: