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Written by sunland,
Friday, November 6, 2009 5:18:40 PM

Campania boasts one of Italy's most elegant and refined cuisines. It's also one of the best-known worldwide, thanks to the tremendous number of Neapolitans who emigrated in the last century. Pizza, arguably the most popular food on the planet, is Neapolitan, as are many kinds of durum wheat pasta - including spaghetti - the best one is produced in Gragnano, and the red sauces (marinara, puttanesca, genovese, and so on) so many people put over them. Campania has also given us lasagna with ricotta, eggplant Parmesan, wedding soup, zesty carne alla pizzaiola, Christmas's struffoli, the Easter pastiera, and has contributed greatly to the popularity of the Seven Fish dinner on Christmas Eve.

In terms of produce the region is singularly blessed, with the slopes of Mount Vesuvius producing the San Marzano plum tomatoes that give the red sauces their richness, and there's much more too, from cauliflower through broccoli and greens to eggplant, peppers, and zucchini. In terms of meats, though there is some beef, the lamb and pork are better, and inland you'll also find water buffalo - the animals are raised primarily for their milk, which gives Mozzarella a tangy richness cow's milk mozzarella simply lacks. Not into cheese or meat? The fish you'll find along the coast is superb, and when you want to relax, what could be better than a glass of well-chilled limoncello?

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Last updated Friday, March 5, 2010 12:47:00 PM

Let's Cook!

Written by sunland,
Monday, October 19, 2009 6:28:50 PM

In Italy, the three Ms (the Madonna, Mamma and Mangiare) are a real philosophy of life and still a force to be reckoned with. We would like you to live the same sensations with a tasty, genuinely Italian programme.
Every Italian has in his chromosomes the taste and scents of the food his "mamma" used to cook for him and he will never forget. Our itinerary will not teach you the great restaurants chefs' recipes, so complicate to repeat and far from the traditional simple Italian cookery, but they will prepare and taste dishes "locally preferred", the ones that locals want to keep all to themselves. Mamma Anna with her family will welcome you in the shade of a beautiful garden, under lemon groves and bougainvillaea and once and for all, will share these secrets with you. Learn how to prepare the local liqueur limoncello, the typical parmigiana of aubergines, home made pasta and so on.

Last updated Friday, March 5, 2010 12:58:36 PM

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Mediterranean Cooking in Ravello

Written by sunland,
Friday, November 16, 2012 2:03:30 PM

Enrich the experience of your holiday learning how to prepare typical dishes with chef Marco Mansi. In the splendid setting of a family-run restaurant, surrounded by unmatched views, Marco will teach you the secrets of the Mediterranean diet, the wise use of simple and genuine ingredients and the right combination to wines.

Last updated Friday, November 16, 2012 2:11:27 PM

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Sorrento Cooking Class

Written by sunland,
Friday, March 5, 2010 12:56:28 PM

This class is for people who wish to have the maximum flexibility, you can arrange to join a daily scheduled group-class.
Mostly recommended for single travellers, small family group, couple, friends group and any one who loves the great food and want to acquire the knowledge of making it. The attendance is limited for 9 students and will run a set menu per day. You will enjoy learning to prepare a three course meal, including a pastry with our chief chef in an informal atmosphere. The class last for between 2 and 4 hours dependent upon the dishes set for that day. The class is structured part "hands on" part demonstration, taking notes, etc, depending on your skills and background. You will meet other people who enjoy to cook and learn the Neapolitan and Mediterranean cuisine and end enjoying the food prepared as a Neapolitan family style dinner.

Last updated Friday, March 5, 2010 1:09:10 PM

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Mamma Agata Hidden Treasure

Written by sunland,
Friday, March 5, 2010 1:14:59 PM

A day with Mamma Agata is a unique opportunity. Pick your vegetables from her kitchen garden, learn how to make your own Limoncello, savour a delicious meal, and listen to Mamma's stories about cooking for celebrities. Traditional dishes with regional ingredients replaced formal ones and Mamma Agata always remembered her guests' favourites

Last updated Monday, October 31, 2011 11:25:24 PM

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Sorrento Pizza Cooking

Written by sunland,
Friday, March 16, 2012 12:43:50 PM

Come to Sorrento for 4 hours of hands-on pizza making (and eating!) Yes, you can make incredible real Neapolitan pizza in your home kitchen and here's where you'll learn how.

Last updated Friday, March 16, 2012 12:43:50 PM

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Personal Chef

Written by sunland,
Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:30:28 PM

Imagine the terrace of your Amalfi Coast villa at sunset. Imagine the table with your friends full of candles. Imagine the aroma of a freshly prepared dinner coming from the kitchen.
Let our personal Chefs plan, shop, cook and clean! Our chefs offer unique personal chef services right in the luxury of your very own vacation villa. All you need is a kitchen and a place to eat and they will do the rest!

Last updated Thursday, March 25, 2010 5:47:44 PM

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