Market tour and cooking lesson in Milano

Market tour and cooking classes
If you visiting Milan and you are passionate about food and Italian cuisine or you just moved to Milan and you want to learn how to cook some recipes of the Italian tradition, the meeting point is Via Scarlatti 21.
When? Every Tuesday and Saturday morning.
Our first aim will be selecting fresh ingredients from the open market in Via Benedetto Marcello, which will be needed during the recipe’s preparation.
Then, we will cook together in Via Doria 44 
I will explain some culinary techniques giving you tips to reproduce again these dishes in your kitchen.You will get to know and appreciate some classic recipes from Italy’s culinary tradition and you will learn the correct pairing of wine and food and how to choose the best dessert.We will spend together some very pleasant hours.
The group is usually made up of 8-10 people and the spoken language will be English, as there will be an interpreter as well. In order to give you an idea of the topics we will deal with, below you’ll find some examples of cooking classes.

Training course: “Understanding the basics of cooking”


Topics:

  • Culinary equipment: knives, pots, heating spot
  • Basic ingredients: identification and conservation
  • A cupboard cake: la crostata
  • Fresh pasta: knowing the different types of shades and the most famous recipes
  • Cooking pasta
  • Basic sauces
  • Sauce preparation: Citronette Sauce (cold emulsified sauces) and Bechamelle Sauce
  • Choosing the best meat cuts
  • How to prepare shortcrust pastry
  • Jam and marmalade: difference, use and basic techniques to prepare them

Example Menù
Insalata di carciofi e gamberi
Lasagna di farro con radicchio e porcini
Scaloppe al madera con purè di carota al timo
Crostata con marmellata

Training course: “Knowing how to pair dishes”
Topics:

  • Possible food combinations: why and how to do it
  • Salse e sughi
  • Importance of seasonal ingredients inside recipes
  • Knowing and choosing local ingredients
  • Soup: the central element to combine all the course in the menu
  • Cooking fishes: temperatures, classical and modern techniques of cooking
  • Cream and dessert: cream as dessert or sauce for dessert
  • Cooking of creams and thickener ingredients

Example Menù

Sformato di broccoli con salsa di taleggio e nocciole tostate
Pasta e ceci con cozze e porri brasati
Tagliata di tonno
Insalata di rapa e songino
Crema all’arancia con gocce di fondente salatoTraining course: “Structure of a Italian lunch”

Training course: “Structure of a Italian lunch”

Topics:

  • How many courses: three, five or single course
  • Bread: introduction to flours and preparation techniques
  • Potatoes: how to use and to cook them to produce gnocchi
  • Leaf vegetables: ways of cooking and cleaning
  • Gnocchi, a big family: gnocchi di ricotta, di patate, di semolino, di zucca, and others
  • Sauces, dressing and ragù: main differences and pairing with pasta
  • Poultry: chicken cutting, cooking temperatures and cooking techniques
  • Fruit: when it is served as a dessert

Example Menù
Strudel di rapi con pesce secco di montisola
Gnocchi di pane alle noci con riduzione di vino rosso
Petti di pollo farciti alle mele brasate con insalata di cavolo rosso all’aceto
Terrina di pere con salsa al vinsanto

Class price for 1 person:
100 €
Number of participants:
from 8 to 10
What is included:
Food market tour
Recipe’s preparation with the Chef
Tasting of the dishes prepared and the wines chosen

Fill out the form below for every information request or write to: asposin@gmail.com

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