It's officially summer and the classes are over. One of the most favorite summer classes here in the Philippines is - Cooking! Make it a fun way to focus on delicious healthful eating and fending in the kitchen. Moms and food lovers can also join too!
So last Saturday, I attended a cooking class titled Urbane Class Series at CCA (Center for Culinary Arts). It's one of the special classes being offered at CCA Podium - considered as as the country's first culinary school, market cafe, and events place in one chic location! I met our instructors for "Italian Flair", Chef Trisha Ocampo and Chef Davide Lombardi. They had a 3-hour cooking demonstration of mouth-watering authentic Italian dishes.
First, they taught us how to make a homemade pasta! From flour - to dough - then pasta! Chef told us that fresh pasta is easier to cook.
Here's the end result of the pasta:
Then they showed us how to make the authentic Panna Cotta del Piemonte. They used a stick of vanilla bean. Hmmmm... It's one of my favorite desserts!
Here's the chilled, softly set and creamy Italian pudding! Love the raspberry on top! It's silky-smooth, they slip down beautifully at the end of a meal. :>
Then chef taught us how to make Panzerotti alla Napoletana. It's the most famous Italian recipe aside from pasta and pizza. It is similar to our Empanada but personally I think Panzerotti is way way better! I also tried making my own Panzerotti in front of the class XD
Hahaha see? That's the reason why I only love eating and not cooking! Thanks Jeri for the video :) Look at the results after deep frying them:
Risotto Al Porcini
Scaloppine di Pollo alla Romana
Spigola alla Pugliese
And the hardest to cook - Taglierini a la Brucio
This is a lot fun for me! It's like watching a cooking show on TV but this time, it's live. I got introduced to different Italian recipes and tasted them as well! I enjoyed the class cause I learned a lot and gained ideas as well. I am excited to make my own recipe soon!
The Urbane Cooking Class series is a limited seat class. Registration is on the first come, first served basis. All courses are conducted at the CCA Culinary School and Market Cafe, at the 5th floor of Podium Mall, along ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.