Caruana is just passionate about food, about the scents
and flavours of food, about the pleasures of cooking
and of eating in convivial company, about the use
of the best possible ingredients in order to maximise
believes everyone can learn to cook. She also believes
that to cook well you need first to be greedy, and
then you need a little patience and a lot of passion!
started Cook Italy which organises cooking holidays
in Italy in 1999 and though relatively new to the
field, she is already having great success, travelling
internationally to give talks and to run cooking classes.
She appeared as guest chef on BBC 2 's Saturday Kitchen
last year, cooking a Sicilian menu, and plans to be
running occasional evening cookery classes in London.
Her cook book is on the way!
many guests who came to Italy have wished for a follow
up but could not come over again, that I have decided
to offer cookery lessons in London. So you can learn
to make one of those mouth watering Italian meals
in the familiar surroundings of your own (or perhaps
a friends) kitchen.
always, these lessons will be hands-on, the best way
to really learn. I will be close at hand to demonstrate
and guide when necessary. Stress free, informal and
fun is the idea, chatting and enjoying ourselves as
we prepare a great meal, Italian style. Then we all
help with the kitchen clean up, the least we can do
to thank you for hosting the class!
my guests know, I am very flexible and can design
the menu to suit your preferences:
quick and easy impressive meal for entertaining
simple nourishing family meal
perhaps you would like to get ambitious with stuffed
give you an idea, a sample menu could be an antipasto
Logs with Tuna and Cream Cheese
and Rosemary Risotto
Whole Fish with Summer Vegetables serve with Caper
and Olive Couscous in Fennel Cups
Raspberry Zabaione to finish
are for four to eight people. You do not need a large
kitchen, but you do need sufficient work surfaces
for everyone. A small kitchen can be fine if there
is a large dining table near by that we can work on.
You also need seating for when we sit down to eat
the meal we have made.
guest are welcome if you can accommodate them. Lessons
last about five hours. On weekdays they would run
from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and on weekends the could
also be held in the afternoon from 4:00 pm to 9:00