Cooking classes

Risini and Zaletti two sweet specialties of Verona

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 Duration 3h

 Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  English, French, Italian

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    Directly from my grandmother Laura's recipe book, jealously handed down from mother to daughter, we will discover the secrets of preparing exquisite Risini and Zaletti. A time in the kitchen to immerse ourselves in Veronese tradition accompanied as always by lots of fun and good wine

    A sampling of cold cuts and cheeses typical of the Veronese territory ,water wine and coffee , will be the side dish to this sweet experience

    Risini are a typical Veronese pastry dessert,single-portion baskets of short pastry, with a filling of rice and custard, perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon dessert.

    Soft zaletti cookies made with cornmeal are delicious for an end of a meal or a snack.

    Michela was very welcoming and skillful with us and our 2 teenagers. She made the whole experience immersive and taught us about Italian culture and foods. We had a memorable experience and enjoyed the setting in someone's kitchen. Really lovely.
    Geoff S - February 2023
    We took three classes with Michela – two in Verona in 2019 and another online during lockdown after we had returned home to Canada. The first class was a request to learn appetizers including caponata, pesto, a rolled eggplant and a rather marvelous almond cookie (torta sbrisolona). The second included polenta, gnocchi and zaletti. For the online class we learned how to make arancini. All three classes were highly enjoyable. Her instructions were clear both in person and online and the food was delicious. A number of the dishes have become both every day and entertainment staples. We’re looking forward to our next trip to Verona and another cooking class with Michela.
    Ravi - December 2022
    My husband and I did a private cooking class with Michela. It was amazing! She was incredibly kind and welcoming, with a depth of knowledge and experience in cooking. The dishes she made with us were absolutely delicious, and she helped us understand how we can easily recreate them at home. We loved this class and thoroughly enjoyed our time talking with and learning from her. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to engage more with the genuine culture and food.
    Jessica - June 2022

    €129.00 per guest

    €64.50 per child

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    Cesarina from 2021Location: Verona    Languages: English, French, Italian

    Michela is from Verona, she has always lived in Verona, a city of art and love. Her apartment is a few steps from Piazza Brà, in the city center. The hills with its vineyards, Lake Garda with centuries-old olive trees and the Lessini mountains surround the monuments of a city with magical views. Her passion for cooking is a family legacy. Grandmother Laura and mother Bibi involved grandchildren and children in the preparation of long and short fresh pasta, lasagna, tortellini and tortelli, meat main courses with side dishes and desserts. "In the kitchen I try to convey the value of simplicity, but at the same time I am always ready to experiment with new dishes, mainly using the typical products of the Verona area."

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