Cooking Italian for Beginners

A basic Italian cooking course, aimed at introducing beginners to the simple art of cooking Italian.
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  • Lectures 22
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

Welcome to my Cooking Italian for Beginners Course!

Have you always wanted to cook Italian in your own kitchen?

And more importantly cook Italian the way the Italians cook it?

Look no further!

What you'll be getting:

  • Traditional, authentic recipes from Italy
  • Italian recipes made from scratch
  • 20 years of Italian cooking experience condensed into one course
  • an insider's knowledge on how to cook Italian

We will be going back to basics and keeping it real, you will learn how to cook and present the following confidently like a native:

  • Antipasto platters
  • Insalata Caprese
  • Fresh Pasta
  • Ravioli
  • Pesto
  • Bolognese
  • Spaghetti alla Carbonara
  • Pizza of course!

Every dish is accompanied by a detailed, step-by-step written recipe that you can download in Microsoft Word or Adobe pdf format.

So get your apron on and I'll see you in your kitchen!

What are the requirements?

  • No prior knowledge of Italian cooking is required as all basic and background knowledge will be provided.
  • You don't require any special equipment other than a chopper (or a pestle and mortar)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • will be able to cook authentic Italian recipes in their own kitchen
  • cook much loved recipes like ravioli, pizza and pesto from scratch
  • You will master the intricacies of many Italian ingredients, their uses and substitutes
  • You will be able to confidently experiment and create your own Italian dishes!
  • You will be able to create gluten free, vegetarian and vegan versions of all the recipes in the course.

Who is the target audience?

  • This Classic Italian is meant for those who are new to cooking Italian at home. This is a beginners course, getting you ready for my Intermediate one.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome to my Cooking Italian Course!
Section 2: Italian Cheeses for this course

A quick look at parmesan, pecorino, ricotta and mozarella, the four cheeses we'll be using in this course.

Section 3: Insalata (Salad) and Antipasto
Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)
What is an antipasto?

I'll show you just how quick and easy antipasto platters are to put together. Keep it simple or spice it up, it's all in your hands!

Section 4: Pesto
Making Pesto at home
Section 5: Basic Tomato Sauce
Super Quick Traditional Tomato Sauce
Section 6: Authentic Bolognese (Ragù)
Bolognese Ingredients
Cooking Bolognese
Section 7: Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Cooking Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Section 8: Making Fresh Pasta and Ravioli
An introduction to making fresh pasta
Making Pasta Dough at Home
Rolling out Fresh Pasta

I will show you just how easy it is to make raviloi at home with "specialist" tools and regular stuff you find at home.

Ricotta and Spinach Filling
Filling Ravioli
Cooking and Serving Ravioli
Sage and Butter Sauce
Section 9: Pizza

This is it! Probably the lecture you've all been waiting for - let's make pizza from scratch!

Rolling Out the Pizza Dough

Learn how to correctly make Pizza Margerita as it's made in Italy.

A great base to build up your own flavours.

Cooking Italian for Beginners Quiz
8 questions

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Instructor Biography

Azlin Bloor, Private Chef, Culinary Instructor, Presenter

I'm a Private Chef and Culinary Instructor, born and raised in Singapore, specialising in International Cuisines such as Asian, Italian and Middle Eastern. I also host live cooking shows on Google+ and YouTube.

As well as helping aspiring chefs and cooks on-site and around the world with my video and live interactive online courses, I am also a published author. My cookbook, Simply Singapore, can be found on Amazon. I also write a successful food blog.

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