Yesterday we took a fantastic cooking class over the Arno at a place called In Travola. Here, we learned how to make a few simple courses and then got to eat it!
I was in charge of smashing the potatoes and then mixing them up with 4 different types of flower for the gnocchi dish.
We also began prepping for our warm caprese salad which contained roasted egg plant, fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, oregano, and parmesan cheese. Of course, nothing in Italy is made without some Olive Oil too!
After slaving in the kitchen we went down into this small cellar that was beautifully decorated and ate lunch!
|Gnocchi with fresh tomato sauce|
|Gnocchi with meat ragu|
|My cooking group with our chef! He loved singing American Songs, especially songs by Air Supply.|
We're off to find where are classes are today...unfortunately we start school tomorrow. Ciao!