Sunday, January 29, 2012

Chef Alli

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!
Caprese Salad
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.
After our lunch we spend the rest of the day roaming around Florence doing a little sight seeing and shopping.  As always, we came home for a nap and then cooked our first home dinner!  Unfortunately I didn't get any pics, but we'll be cooking a lot more at home this semester so I'll be sure to keep everyone updated on our adventures in the kitchen!  Well, I don't really do much of the cooking, I just stir whatever Mina tells me too....LOL.

We're off to find where are classes are today...unfortunately we start school tomorrow. Ciao!

1 comment:

  1. we expect some homemade gnoochi when you return! Looks yummy!