“Valu’s kitchen cooking lessons experience”: ‘ravioli capresi’ prepared by my students

cooking lesson experience

Last Sunday, after months and months thinking about it, I finally gave my first cooking lessons in my kitchen, Valu’s kitchen!

I am so excited! Many thoughts, many worries, many indecisions, but last summer something changed. I want you to know in which way Italians enjoy their cuisine and I wish to reveal tricks, stories and the bases of the italian cuisine. I will teach the secret of a simple tomato sauce and how to choose ingredients, how to use them and that less is always better than too much.

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

I wish people to come at valu’s kitchen and enjoy an italian experience.

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

We were five and I taught how to make ‘ravioli capresi’, a special recipe from Capri. A welcome coffee, rigorously neapolitan, a glass of water and a little biscuit, “Margheritine di Stresa” kindly offered by Davide, a friend of mine who very much supports my project. This is the way in which neapolitans make someone feel at home. If you go in a Neapolitan house you will be offered a coffee and a glass of water. Distrust a Neapolitan who won’t offer you a coffee!

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

Aprons on and we started with the lesson. I showed all the ravioli preparation process, the dough for the pasta, the filling and the tomatoe sauce. They prepared everything with devotion, having fun and handling the normal little kitchen accidents.

My friend Ludovica was there and took pictures of the lesson and took care of the music, I can’t cook in silence, I never cook in silence, Domenico is musician and music is part of our house and so is part of the experience at valu’s kitchen.

I have decided to go on with “Valu’s Kitchen cooking lessons experience” so I am working on the calendar and on a page entirely dedicated on cooking classes! See you soon with new cooking classes!

Enjoy some photos from that day!

cooking lesson experience

cooking lesson experience

I really enjoyed that Sunday afternoon and want to thank my first students who cooked delicious ravioli.

Ravioli capresi

Ravioli capresi

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Comments: 11

  1. Anne's Kitchen September 25, 2012 at 7:26 am Reply

    Oh it looked like so much fun! And I’m glad to see that my old table is coming to good use :-) xx

    • Valù 's kitchen September 25, 2012 at 8:20 am Reply

      Thanks my dear, actually he had fun!! Next one you will be there 😉

  2. Giuggi September 25, 2012 at 9:38 am Reply

    Vale sei marevigliosa, i tuoi studenti sono i più fortunati del mondo!
    Però la prossima volta fai il sartù..

  3. Davide September 25, 2012 at 10:36 am Reply

    This is so inspiring! Thanks Valu’s Kitchen!

  4. Yann September 25, 2012 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Looks amazing, please let me know when you do it again, I’d love to come !

    • Valù 's kitchen September 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm Reply

      Hi Yann! I am going to upload the page about the cooking lessons. I would love if you came!! When are you in London?

  5. Ritacooksitalian (@ritacooksitalia) September 26, 2012 at 4:54 am Reply

    Bravissima! Ma dov’e’ la ricetta dei ravioli?? Anch’io sono anni che penso di dare lezioni di cucina, ma poi da quando ho lasciato islington …non ho piu’ la cucina (e’ in ristrutturazione). Mi dai coraggio per il futuro. Grazie… come sono fortunate le persone che erano al tuo corso: musica e ravioli!

    • Valù 's kitchen September 26, 2012 at 10:38 am Reply

      Ciao Rita!! Grazie dell’appoggio! dove abiti ora? La ricetta non l’ho messa perché’ l’ho riservata a chi viene a fare il corso. Ma poi sono stati bravissimi!!!

      • Ritacooksitalian (@ritacooksitalia) September 30, 2012 at 5:50 am Reply

        Barnet, mia Cara. Non e’ male, le scuole sono buone, e ho pure un allotment di fronte casa. Ma la casa e’ vecchia e ci metteremo molto per ristrutturarla (ci manca tempo e soldi!). Seguiro’ i progressi del tuo progetto. Ciao

  6. girlinafoodfrenzy September 30, 2012 at 8:57 am Reply

    I love the smiles on everyone’s faces. It confirms that everybody had a sensational day and some truly happy memories and food too :) if only I lived on the other side of the world but no doubt you’ll have no trouble in bringing like minded foodies together to cook 😉

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