Homemade Italian Cooking Course with Italians
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Homemade Italian Cooking Course with Italians

A course to learn Italian recipes directly from Italy, with two Italian sisters in their kitchen in Tuscany
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Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 17 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Cooking Homemade Italian Recipes
  • Completing the course you’ll be able to cook really “al dente “pasta ,to prepare 5 traditional Italian dishes: a red sauce and a white sauce, a meat and a vegetable dish and a dessert
Requirements
  • There are no course requirements just follow our step-by-step recipes
Description

Introduction to Toscana Mia Italian Home - Made Cooking Course with Italians

Completing the course you’ll be able to cook really “al dente “pasta , to prepare 5 traditional Italian dishes: a red sauce and a white sauce, a meat and a vegetable dish and a dessert. And extras.


The course is based on the traditional way of organizing a meal in a Italian family where most people want pasta, some meat, some vegetables and if you have guests you offer a dessert.

So in this course we are going to prepare:

· Red Sauce :Tomato and Black Olives Sauce

· White Sauce:Mushroom Sauce

· We teach you how to choose and cook dry pasta .

· Meatloaf

· Bell Peppers/Capsicum Stuffed with Rice

· Black Cherry and Pistachio Gelato /Italian Ice Cream


We’ll see also the different way of measuring our ingredients and -most important, how to prepare a good “soffritto” to start our pasta sauce or meat dish.

You may find two names for the ingredients trying to welcome the variants of the English language.


NEW !!

We have add a new recipe : Italian Ciabatta Bread



Who this course is for:
  • Single, Couples, Families, and Friends interested in traditional Italian Cooking
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 01:04:43
+ Introduction to Toscana Mia Italian Home -Made Cooking Course with Italians
5 lectures 10:48

We, Simonetta and Paola, are two Italian sisters. We define ourselves this way because our father was from Puglia, our mother from Veneto with family all over the territory. For years we changed cities of residence for our father's work and then stopped in Florence and Chianti. Our background is, therefore, from North to South of Italy, and this brought us to a vast knowledge of typical Italian dishes.

Simonetta- degree in biology and therefore the scientific mentality

Paola -degree in modern languages ​​so the anthropological mentality.

As children, we started cooking with our mother, our neighbours. Then the interest went to understand the ingredients, their origin, their characteristics but also the needs of people for food intolerances ,for diets or for the short time that people have to cook.

Since 2002 in Toscana Mia, we organize Italian Hands-Onn Italian Cooking classes to guests from all over the world.

Our homemade cooking, realized in Tuscany with organic products from our garden, can be prepared when back home.


Magazine from various countries talked about us; we appeared in TV programs, we worked with well -known chefs.

Preview 03:53

You have an idea about the Italian recipes you are going to learn with us.

Preview 00:36

Introduction to Toscana Mia Italian Home -Made Cooking Course with Italians

Completing the course you’ll be able to cook really “al dente “pasta ,to prepare 5 traditional Italian dishes: a red sauce and a white sauce, a meat and a vegetable dish and a dessert. And extras.


The course is based on the traditional way of organizing a meal in a Italian family where most people want pasta, some meat, some vegetables and if you have guests you offer a dessert.

So in this course we are going to prepare:

  • We teach you how to choose and cook dry pasta .

  • Red Sauce :Tomato and Black Olives Sauce

  • White Sauce:Mushroom Sauce

  • Traditional Italian Meatloaf

  • Bell Peppers / Capsicums Stuffed with Rice

  • Black Cherry and Pistachio Gelato / Italian Ice Cream


We’ll see also the different way of measuring our ingredients and, most important, how to prepare a good “soffritto”  to start our pasta sauce or meat dish.

You may find two names for the ingredients trying to welcome the variants of the English language.

Preview 02:11

When cooking ingredients are the most essential, but many times we may feel lost as we need to know how much of each component we have to use for our recipe.

The way of measuring differs from country to country, but there are easy ways to avoid these differences.

Furthermore, we can also readjust the quantities according to our taste. The most straightforward example is with salt and pepper, which may differ a lot from person to person.

We are giving you the traditional quantities, but you can change according to your taste.


Weight and Measures
01:41

Everyday use utensils are the base for traditional Italian Homemade cooking, which means not necessarily fancy, trendy expensive ones.

Suggested Utensils for this lesson:

  • chef knife

  • normal knife

  • mezzaluna

  • chopping board

  • wooden spoon

  • silicone spoon

  • ceramic oven pan

  • big pot

  • colander



Suggested Utensils
02:27
+ Recipes
8 lectures 42:55

Many times dry pasta is called 'factory pasta' and considered inferior to fresh pasta. Instead, they are different in doughs and suited to different kinds of dishes.


· Fresh pasta is usually made from eggs and flour and works well as a tortellini or ravioli dish.

· Dry pasta is crafted from finely ground semolina flour and water and works well with ragu and other sauces, or soups. The difference in popularity between the two kinds of pasta can be attributed mostly to the fact that dry pasta is more convenient to store and lasts for longer.

Italian Dry Pasta
04:37

In Italy the basis of many sauces for pasta but also to start cooking meat in Italian cuisine is soffritto, which we must translate with saute.

Italian Soffritto
03:14

You are going to prepare a simple very red pasta sauce, with tomato sauce \ passata , adding black olives, if you prefer you can substitute black olives with green olives

Preview 06:54

Dried porcini mushrooms have two advantages:

  1. They last for a long time, and their characteristics remain unaltered

  2. When cooked they do not have the slimy consistency that fresh mushrooms may have and which is not appreciated by everybody

Dried Mushrooms Pasta Sauce
02:16

It’s a very tasty dish usually stuffed and cooked in various ways.

In this case, baked meat loaf to form a delicious au gratin surface and an irresistible melted heart.



Italian Traditional Meat Loaf
07:34

Peppers/Capsicum, Peperoni in Italian are a vegetable you can easily find in every season, and you can use in so many different dishes. What we like very much is the possibility of preparing them stuffed as they can be a one-dish, a side dish or for a tasty office desk bag.

This old recipe from our family ,is one of the many possible variations


Stuffed Bell Prepper
11:44

homemade gelato / ice cream is significantly better or higher quality than store bought

In certain countries, the terms gelato and ice cream are used interchangeably, but in the US these are two different products. Gelato first made its way to the US in 1770, brought over by Italian immigrants. Then American technology changed the technique of making and marked the start of industrial ice cream production.

The key ingredients – milk, cream, and air – might be similar, but the difference lies in the proportions of them all and how they are churned together

Amarena Cherry Gelato
05:09

How a Gelato machine works and the possibility to use it or an ice cream maker

Gelato Machine
01:27
+ Conclusion
2 lectures 02:31

Now you're ready to cook an entire Italian traditional meal

Final Compliments
01:06

Pistachio Gelato

Beyond the vanilla and the chocolate gelato / ice cream, pistachio gelato/ice cream is often the most requested. It’s not easy to make gelato/ice cream with pistachios – very often salty ones are sold. The best way is then to get the pistachio cream.

At home with the ice cream maker we can make this beautiful gelato/ice cream ourselves.

Bonus Recipe
01:25
+ Italian Ciabatta Bread
4 lectures 08:29

How To Make An Easy Ciabatta Bread

Ciabatta,one of the most requested Italian breads. The original recipes take long time to be realized so let’s try this faster and easy one.

The taste is slightly different from those with long rising because during all those hours the bacteria in the yeast have more time to decompose the starch in the flour, changing its taste. Anyway this is a good Ciabatta!

Here you find Ingredients description and file

Introductions and Ingredients
01:02

Now you are going to add  flour and salt and prepare the dough. Then leave to rise 90 minutes

Dough preparation Step 1
02:44

After  90 minutes you take your dough and give the shape. Then put to bake in the oven

Dough Preparation Step 2
04:12

After 20 \ 30 minutes the Ciabatta bread is ready You can cut it and serve

Preview 00:31