Yummy Italy works with a personally chosen selection of professional and award-winning chefs on a regular basis. Each chef can offer a set of culinary competencies that can be shared with either food professionals or professional lovers of food.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to cook wild boar or venison? Would you like to know the secrets to making a perfect risotto? Does your Tiramisu never taste quite the same as in your favourite Italian restaurant? Have you ever wondered what an authentic Lasagne from Bologna, its birthplace, tastes like? Do you love Parmigiano Reggiano and want to know all the ways in which it can be used? How about a cooking class with one of Italy’s top truffle restaurants?
Then Yummy Italy’s Chef’s Table course is ideal for you.
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Yummy Italy provides you with a unique opportunity to create a bespoke cooking experience according to what you wish or need to learn. You choose the theme or the dishes and we will choose the right chef for you to learn and perfect your selected dishes. Courses take place either in a restaurant or a suitable kitchen.
Here are a couple of examples of what we can organise:
The Perfect Risotto
A great risotto depends not only on the quality of basic ingredients and the right rice but, more importantly, on the most important factor: the stock. This course will teach you how to make the following stocks:
- Traditional Bolognese meat stock
- Fish stock
- Vegetable stock
You will then proceed to make dishes using all these stocks and learn all the tricks to making a perfect risotto using various types of rice:
- Risotto alla Milanese (the world-famous risotto made with saffron)
- Fish risotto
- Vegetable risotto
- Timballo di riso (rice timbale)
Finally you will make a Bolognese classic sweet cake known as
- Torta di Riso
This translates as ‘rice cake’, but in no way, shape or form does it bear any resemblance to the dry, calorie-free snack versions found in supermarkets. The Bolognese Torta di Riso, is a kind of solid rice pudding made with eggs, sugar, milk and other secret ingredients that you will discover and traditionally eaten at Christmas and on feast days. In fact, In Bologna it is called ‘Torta degli Addobbi’ or decoration cake, because it spent its time cooking in the oven while people were decorating their houses for Christmas.
Everyone loves dessert, especially those deliciously rich and comforting Italian ones known as ‘Dolci al Cucchiaio’ or ‘Spoon Desserts’.
This course will teach you how to make those best-loved of Italian desserts and teach you how to use the right ingredients and all the little tricks to make the taste and consistency just how it should be.
- Panna Cotta
- Mascarpone (a delicious blend of Mascarpone Cheese, eggs and cream traditionally eaten with Torta Barozzi.
- Torta Barozzi (a local and very yummy chocolate cake traditionally accompanied by a large spoon of Mascarpone Dessert.)