Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pig Week

Remember how I said that seeing the pig carcass was like seeing an old friend, well, scratch that.  We did pig for so many hours yesterday I was bleary-eyed.  Three kinds, of pancetta,  4 kinds of sausage, guanciale, cappacollo, loins, … Continue reading

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Here’s What’s Cooking

So, this is my life.  It’s 6:30 PM, dinner is in an hour.  I am sitting on my bed listening to Italian news, none of which I understand, sipping a Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo  (Kirst, we had that one time in … Continue reading

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Test Day

Today is our first test, I am trying to act like I am not nervous. I will fill you in on the last 2 days while I wait for my turn in the kitchen. Around here, one day you get … Continue reading

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Holy Freakin’ Cannoli

Today we dove into the sugar bin and made three kinds of mousse (schiuma in Italian), cannoli’s, pizza di grano, poached pears with gorgonzola and gelato. This is the intro day and we will go much deeper in the coming … Continue reading

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Day of Rest

Saturday morning, no class, gorgeous sun and a long walk looking for something, anything in the neighborhood. No luck today but had a little old Italian lady stop her car and ask ME for directions to a gas station. That was … Continue reading

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Day 4

Yesterday was pasta, pasta, pasta, about 40 types from filling with pumpkin to tagliatelle by the yard in red, white blue, yellow and black. The eggs are so incredible, the yolks are orange – deep orange. Every ingredient we have … Continue reading

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Day 3 meltdown

Day 3 The log jam broke today, I’m not sure why exactly, but I know I am going to have a headache in the morning.  Even though we have been having a frenetic pace for three days of great food … Continue reading

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Day 2

Day 2 Today we went into the kitchen and watched the 2 chefs go insane. Between 9 am and noon they created at least a dozen different things, probably more. There were 4 things going on at once as they … Continue reading

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Day One of Class

Holy Smokes! I don’t know how I will keep you posted on all that is happening, but here is a try. First a few shots of the market we visited on Friday. I bought at least a kilo of clementines … Continue reading

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At School

Connectivity continues to be a challenge, but I have arrived, finally.    See photos below. My arrival was done in steps, first a week with my mom who is doing very well compared to October, a fun mini reunion of cousins in … Continue reading

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