Pasta making course and market visit

Lazio, Rome, Italy

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Set just two blocks from the Spanish Steps right in the centre of Rome, is enthusiastic cook Fabio’s private apartment where you’ll learn Italian cooking techniques and the skills to cook delicious Italian dishes with a focus on making fresh pasta dishes.

Under the guidance of your fun and friendly Italian host Fabio who is passionate about Italian cooking, you will immerse yourself in Italian life to discover the gastronomic delights of Rome. 

The aim of the course is to give you the techniques needed to cook different pasta dishes as well as one meat dish (vegetarians can be catered for) that will give you the skills to make and cook delicious fresh pasta to impress your friends back home. 

Before the pasta making class Fabio will take you on a walking tour of Rome’s food shops ending up at the famous Rome outdoor food market the Campo de' Fiori.

Discover the gastronomic delights of Rome on this unique food walking tour and pasta making course that promises not just a culinary but also a cultural experience.

Who is it suitable for?
- Suitable for all levels from complete beginners to experienced foodies
- Minimum age: 10 (children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult) with no upper age limit

When can I start?
- This Italian cooking course in Rome runs daily year round with the exception of Sundays and public holidays
- Courses start at 9.30am with around a 1 hour walking tour of the food shops and market before the cooking class and finish at around 3pm after lunch

Typical itinerary
- Meet at the meeting point in central Rome around 9.30am to start your walking tour of the local food and wine shops and the Campo de' Fiori market before heading to Fabio’s apartment for your pasta making cooking class
- Cooking classes run for around 4 hours and you’ll stay a while after cooking to sit down together to enjoy the meal you’ve learned to cook, accompanied by local wines from the region finishing about 3pm in the afternoon

What will I learn?
- During your walking tour, you’ll discover more about the local food shops and history of Rome’s culinary dishes as you walk around the Campo de' Fiori  market and the food shops which the locals frequent  
- Courses concentrate on techniques to make fresh pasta with sauces although you will also learn to make a meat dish (vegetarians can be catered for)
- At the start of your day, Fabio will discuss the day’s menu and what you will cover during your one day cooking course

Sample Italian menus
Dishes vary according to the season and what food is available but may include:
- Pasta with ragu
- Gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese sauce
- Pumpkin ravioli
- Cannelloni
- Tortellini with walnut sauce
- Artichoke ravioli
- A typical meat dish such as involtini with wine sauce as a main course
- Local wines are carefully chosen to accompany the food you’ve learned to cook
- Dietary requests can be catered for including vegetarians if advised at the time of booking

bout your chef
- Your host is Fabio who is passionate about cooking and passing on his skills to teach you how to cook using tried and tested techniques
- Please note that in the rare event that Fabio is unavailable, your class will be taken by another of the school's equally amazing and knowledgeable chefs