Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cooking Class: Tuscany Style

Patrick's parents gave us a class at the local Cook's Warehouse for Christmas last year and in between my traveling, life and the pursuit of happiness, we had totally forgotten to take advantage of the fun idea!

So last week we finally signed up and got to attend a really great class called "Fall into Tuscany."  Our chef-teacher was fantastic and has spent half of each of the last bunches of years in Tuscany, taking tours of people through the countryside learning about the cuisine and culture.  I die.  I will scrub potatoes whine about it for years if it means I could live that kind of lifestyle.

The class itself was kind of fun, kind of juvenile.  I think everyone out there can follow a recipe that involves zesting a lemon and reducing wine and mushrooms, so it was pretty basic, but we still had a good time, and a great meal.  

We made a four course meal consisting of some goat cheese & walnut bruschetta, four mushroom linguini, salad bisteca and ricotta pie.  It was definitely a different kind of date and pretty fantastic for a week day meal!

Goat cheese + cream cheese, with chives and walnuts and lemon zest.  Yum!

Ricotta pie.  Definitely had some consistency issues with this bad boy.

Hubs is a master mixer!


Gimme some love!