Cooking Italian for Beginners
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Cooking Italian for Beginners

A basic Italian cooking course for the homecook, aimed at introducing beginners to the simple art of cooking Italian.
4.0 (77 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
1,172 students enrolled
Created by Azlin Bloor
Last updated 10/2015
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • 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!
  • 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)

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!

Italian food is a compilation of a wide range of recipes and methods that existed before the formation of what we know now, as Italy. It is a collection of regional recipes and different methods: Milanese, Piedmontese, Tuscan, Roman, etc., rather than one single cuisine. Every chef, every cook, every region in Italy will have different methods of making a single recipe.

And don't worry, I'm not going to ask you to buy a pizza stone for your pizza - this is a course for the homecook after all. I want to make your life easier!

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 (so easy, and so much better than shop bought!)

  • Bolognese (it's not as tomato-ey as you think!)

  • Spaghetti alla Carbonara (no cream, the way it's made in Italy)

  • Pizza of course! (made in your oven, with any pan you have)

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!

Lin xx

Who this course is for:
  • 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.
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 01:42:36
+ Italian Cheeses for this course
1 lecture 04:22

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

A quick look at the four basic cheeses we will be using
+ Insalata (Salad) and Antipasto
3 lectures 13:15
Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

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!

Setting an antipasto platter
+ Pesto
1 lecture 06:37
Making Pesto at home
+ Basic Tomato Sauce
1 lecture 04:14
Super Quick Traditional Tomato Sauce
+ Authentic Bolognese (Ragù)
3 lectures 10:34
Bolognese Ingredients
Cooking Bolognese
+ Spaghetti alla Carbonara
1 lecture 07:58
Cooking Spaghetti alla Carbonara
+ Making Fresh Pasta and Ravioli
8 lectures 37:55
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.

Preview 03:37
Ricotta and Spinach Filling
Cooking and Serving Ravioli
Sage and Butter Sauce
+ Pizza
3 lectures 16:03

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

Making Pizza Dough
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.

Pizza Margerita
Cooking Italian for Beginners Quiz
8 questions