Classes Calendar

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Cooking Classes with Linda Carucci,

Author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, second edition

www.cookingschoolsecrets.com

 

Please enjoy my cooking tips on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l4cLD-zguI&feature=youtu.be

 

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The Secret’s Out… again!

Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks

Updated Second Edition (in softcover and eBook formats)

By Linda Carucci

 

I also offer private instruction in

Mastering Culinary Knife Skills

in my home kitchen in Oakland’s Montclair district.

$200 per person or $375 for two people,

includes knife instruction, cooking lesson, lunch, and printed recipes.

Gift certificates available

lindacarucci@gmail.com~ Office: (510) 482-6462 ~ www.CookingSchoolSecrets.com

 

From the Kitchens of Puglia: Focaccia, Pasta, and Panzerotti

  • Sunday, December 2 at Ramekins Culinary Center, Sonoma, 3:00 PM

Hands-On Class— $100—  Register at www.ramekins.com

Savory specialties from the heel of Italy’s boot, inspired by my culinary travels in Puglia this spring.

Menu:

  • Taralli (crispy ring-shaped snacks made with olive oil, white wine, and fennel seed)
  • Focaccia Barese (crispy outside and puffy-soft inside, topped with cherry tomatoes and olives)
  • Cavatelli and Orecchiette Maritati (homemade semolina macaroni)
  • Mint and Almond Pesto
  • Panzerotti (fried pizza dough pockets stuffed with mozzarella and tomato)

 

Holiday Menu from Southern Italy

  • Sunday, December 16 at Ramekins Culinary Center, Sonoma, 3:00 PM

Hands-On Class — $100—  Register at www.ramekins.com

Featuring make-ahead tips to simplify holiday entertaining, this Mezzogiorno menu will delight family and friends alike. 

Menu:

  • Eggplant Parmigiana,Leccese-Style (eggplant slices rolled and stuffed with Italian ham and cheese)
  • Focaccia Barese (crispy outside and puffy-soft inside, topped with cherry tomatoes and olives)
  • Pork Involtini (pork bundles stuffed with capocollo and caciocavallo)
  • Romano Beans Braised with Tomato 
  • Olive Oil Cake with Almonds and Orange

 

iTapas and Paella Party!

  • Sunday, January 20 at Ramekins Culinary Center, Sonoma, 10:00 AM

Hands-On Class — $110 —  Register at www.ramekins.com

As we sip white sangria and nibble on tapas, everyone participates in the preparation of a sumptuous paella, featuring shrimp, chicken, sausage, and more.

Menu:

  • Sangria Blanca: White sangria with green apple julienne
  • Deep-Fried Olives Stuffed with Anchovy
  • Albondigas: Bite-size Spanish meatballs in tomato sauce
  • Sautéed Button Mushrooms with Sherry and Garlic
  • Paella Mar y Montaña: Saffron rice brimming with marinated shrimp, chicken, and sausage
  • Chocolate Caliente: Dark, rich Spanish-style hot chocolate

 

Risotto Workshopoffered on 3 dates

  • Saturday, February 23 at Ramekins Culinary Center, Sonoma, 10:00 AM, $110
  • Wednesday, February 27 at Draeger’s Cooking School in San Mateo, 6:30 PM, $90
  • Thursday, March 7 at Draeger’s Cooking School in Danville, 6:30 PM, $90

Hands-On Class —  Register at: www.ramekins.com  or draegerscookingschool.com

After a cooking demonstration and guided tasting of Risotto Milanese, we’ll divide into cooking groups to prepare arancini, a risotto inspired by spring, and a couple of year-round classics.

Menu:

  • Risotto Milanese: Demonstration and guided tasting
  • Arancini: Saffron risotto croquettes stuffed with mozzarella
  • Risotto Primavera with Asparagus and Leeks
  • Prosecco and Porcini Risotto
  • Risotto with Seared Scallops and Crispy Prosciutto

 

Seafood Favoritesoffered on 3 dates

  • Sunday, March 3 at Ramekins Culinary Center, Sonoma, 3:00 PM, $115
  • Tuesday, March 12 at Draeger’s Cooking School in San Mateo, 6:30 PM, $125
  • Tuesday, March 19 at Draeger’s Cooking School in Danville, 6:30 PM, $125

Hands-On Class —  Register at: www.ramekins.com  or draegerscookingschool.com

Featuring my favorite fish and shellfish recipes of the season, this technique-heavy class always sells out. If you love the “secret recipe” garlic noodles made famous in San Francisco restaurants, don’t miss this.

Menu:

  • Ahi Poke with Avocado, Scallions, and Ginger
  • Crab Lovers’Dungeness Crab Cakes
  • Spago’s Smoked Salmon Pizza with Crème Fraîche and Tobiko Caviar
  • Shrimp Po’ Boy Sandwich with Homemade Rémoulade
  • Stir-Fried Clams in Fermented Black Bean Sauce with “Secret Recipe” Garlic Noodles

 

Spring is in the Air, offered on 2 dates

  • Wednesday, April 10 at Draeger’s Cooking School in San Mateo, 6:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 25 at Draeger’s Cooking School in Danville, 6:30 PM

A mostly-make-ahead seasonal menu that’s perfect for springtime entertaining.

Hands-On Class — $90 —  Register at: draegerscookingschool.com

Menu:

  • Crostini with Fresh Fava Beans, Pecorino, and Mint
  • Leeks Vinaigrette with Roquefort
  • Roasted Rack of Lamb with Rosemary, Garlic, and Dijon Mustard
  • Savory Bread Pudding with Asparagus
  • Instant Strawberry Gelato with Strawberry Crispearls

 

 

Copies of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, Second Edition are available at:

www.bookstore.authorhouse.com

 

Hope to see you in the kitchen soon!

For gift certificates and information about private or couples cooking lessons and corporate cooking parties, please email lindacarucci@gmail.com or visit http://www.cookingschoolsecrets.com

 

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