“I’m not a chef, I’m Italian”- David Rocco

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Guest Post- The Experimental Gourmand- Cooking Demonstration

Ciao!! I am very happy to share a post from Kathy Blake of The Experimental Gourmand. She is so graciously sharing a fantastic article about a wonderful cooking demonstration that she attended given by Mamma Agata's cooking school at the International Culinary CenterKathy Blake is the creator and writer of The Experimental Gourmand, a website that focuses on getting out and interacting with one’s local foodscape by exploring markets and pop-ups, sampling goodies made by food artisans, noshing at culinary events, and gathering up ingredients from farmers markets with which to cook at home.  Her recipes are inspired by her mother's home cooking as well as her time living in Italy, England, and France.  She is also currently a student in the Classic Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Center (formerly known as the French Culinary Institute).  
Be sure to drop by her blog, give her a like on facebook and follow her on pinterest and twitter. Ciao for now!!

Farmers Spaghetti

The Amalfi Coast

 It’s a bit unfair, I know, to start off a post with a photo depicting a place as lovely and serene as the Amalfi Coast in Italy just as another winter storm is set to hit our area.  It really is one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever been to in my travels.  This isn’t just because of the gorgeous, colorful scenery.  The food of this area is also incredibly delicious.  While the dishes might seem to be simple to make, the key is the amazing quality of the ingredients and the artistry with which they are put together.  This was all brought back to me during the weekend before Thanksgiving, when I was able to assist Chiara and Gennaro Lima of Mamma Agata's Cooking School "The Hidden Treasure" during their culinary demonstrations at the International Culinary Center To view the rest of the article, click here!! 

The Bay of Naples

Eggplant Parmesan

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