Traditional Italian Cookery for Autumn

Want to learn how to cook traditional Italian Autumn dishes?


This class will be both fun and easy as you learn some gorgeous and wholesome Italian dishes.

Rustic and healthy Italian recipes that have been used for centuries by big families, ensuring generations were well fed on a budget.  By offering this course we are trying to encourage the use of recipes which require fewer and less expensive seasonal ingredients that the family will really enjoy.

Your five-week menu will include:

  • Gnocchi di zucca (gnocchi with squash)
  • Tagliatelle hai funghi (pasta with seasonal mushrooms)
  • Spezzatino di carne con polenta (polenta with traditional meat sauce)
  • Pasta e ceci soup (chickpea pasta soup)
  • Carabaccia (Tuscan onion soup)
  • Salame al Cioccolato


Your Tutor: Maria Luisa Bortoletto


Maria Luisa was born in a small village not far from Venice and studied at a prestigious school to become a professional chef. She worked in Milan for several years, where Tuscan products were combined with exquisite wines of the area. With her passion for food and quality ingredients, Maria Luisa is always experimenting with new recipes. Her belief is that “when you cook, you put love in your creations and the final result will be delicious.”


What you will need to bring to the first session:

• an apron
• a clean tea towel
• a small sharp kitchen knife
• food containers to take home completed dishes


Requirements for the course:

An ingredients list for the first lesson will be sent to you via email a week in advance. You will need to provide your own ingredients each week, the tutor will advise what ingredients to bring for subsequent weeks.  We will always endeavour to teach the recipe but also provide cheap locally sourced alternative ingredients.


Course dates:

November – 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Course Details

Day Thursday
Time 19.00 - 21.00
Weeks/Term 5 weeks
Start Date 02/11/2023
Cost £72
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