Rome Cooking Class: Fettuccine, Ravioli, and Tiramisu

Learn how to prepare some of Italy's most famous pasta dishes as well as a traditional Italian dessert at a workshop in the heart of Rome.

70 €

Rome Cooking Class

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Included in the price:

  • Glass of wine or soft drink
  • Tiramisu
  • Fettucine with chosen sauce
  • Ravioli with butter and sage
  • Glass of Limoncello or coffee
  • Water
  • Cooking class
  • Additional food and drinks

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Duration 3 hours: Check availability to see starting times.

Instructor: English, Italian

Crafting Traditional Tiramisu, Creating Authentic Italian Pasta Dishes

When it comes to Italian cuisine, few things can compare to the rich and comforting flavors of traditional Tiramisu and the exquisite simplicity of authentic Italian pasta dishes. These culinary delights have been captivating taste buds for generations, and in this article, we'll dive into the art of crafting traditional Tiramisu and creating mouthwatering Italian pasta dishes.

The Art of Crafting Traditional Tiramisu

Let's start with Tiramisu, the beloved Italian dessert that combines layers of coffee-soaked ladyfingers and a creamy mascarpone mixture. Crafting a traditional Tiramisu requires attention to detail and a few key ingredients:

  • Ladyfingers: The foundation of Tiramisu, these delicate sponge cakes soak up the coffee and liqueur.
  • Mascarpone Cheese: The creamy and luxurious cheese that gives Tiramisu its distinctive texture.
  • Coffee and Liqueur: Authentic Tiramisu uses espresso coffee and a touch of liqueur like Marsala or Amaretto for flavor.
  • Cocoa Powder: A dusting of cocoa powder adds the finishing touch and a hint of bitterness.

Here's a step-by-step guide to crafting traditional Tiramisu:

  1. Prepare a strong cup of espresso coffee and let it cool.
  2. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar until creamy and pale.
  3. Gently fold mascarpone cheese into the egg mixture.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the mascarpone mixture to create a light and airy cream.
  6. Dip ladyfingers into the cooled coffee and layer them in a serving dish.
  7. Spread a layer of the mascarpone mixture over the ladyfingers.
  8. Repeat the layers, finishing with a dusting of cocoa powder.
  9. Chill the Tiramisu for a few hours to allow the flavors to meld.
  10. Serve and enjoy your homemade traditional Tiramisu!

Creating Authentic Italian Pasta Dishes

Now, let's turn our attention to creating authentic Italian pasta dishes. Italian cuisine is renowned for its simplicity, quality ingredients, and the passion of its people. Here are some tips for crafting pasta dishes that transport you straight to Italy:

  • Choose the Right Pasta: Different pasta shapes are suited to different sauces. For example, long pasta like spaghetti pairs well with olive oil-based sauces, while short pasta like penne is perfect for hearty tomato sauces.
  • Fresh Ingredients: Italian dishes shine when made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Tomatoes, basil, garlic, and olive oil are staples in many recipes.
  • Don't Overcook: Italians prefer their pasta al dente, which means it should have a slight bite to it. Follow package instructions but taste-test a minute or two before the suggested cooking time is up.
  • Sautéed Garlic and Olive Oil: A simple yet flavorful base for many pasta dishes. Heat olive oil in a pan, add minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant before tossing with cooked pasta.
  • Fresh Herbs: Sprinkle fresh basil, parsley, or oregano over your pasta dishes for a burst of flavor and aroma.

Whether you're making a classic Spaghetti Carbonara, a vibrant Pesto Pasta, or a comforting bowl of Fettuccine Alfredo, these principles will help you create an authentic Italian experience in your own kitchen.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I make Tiramisu without alcohol?

Yes, you can omit the alcohol in Tiramisu and simply use strong coffee for soaking the ladyfingers. It will still be delicious!

2. What is the origin of Tiramisu?

Tiramisu is believed to have originated in the Veneto region of Italy in the 1960s. Its name translates to "pick me up" in Italian, thanks to the coffee and energizing flavors.

3. What's the best pasta shape for a creamy sauce?

Pasta shapes like fettuccine or pappardelle are ideal for creamy sauces as they can hold the sauce well due to their flat and wide surface.

4. Is it essential to use fresh herbs in Italian pasta dishes?

While fresh herbs enhance the flavor, dried herbs can also be used in Italian pasta dishes. Just remember to use them sparingly, as dried herbs are more concentrated in flavor.

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609 reviews

We had over 20 people in our class, and they were running more than 5 classes a day. The tiramisu was terrible, but the fettuccine and ravioli were good. There wasn't much individual attention from the teachers, which is understandable with such a large group.

traveler – Germany

We felt like this could be a cooking school factory. There was no extra information on pasta making, and the teaching lacked passion. After reviewing various experiences, we realized we may have made the wrong choice, as it wasn't worth the money we paid. The chef even disappeared at times, and the food was just okay. I would recommend choosing a different place, perhaps a smaller and more personal class.

traveler – United States

It was an organized experience, with two groups of 20 people each, one following the other. The host was friendly and enthusiastic but not very personable. We made our own pasta, labeled with our names, but somehow received random plates. The ravioli was undercooked, and the sauces lacked flavor. The tiramisu left us too full to enjoy anything else. Overall, it felt quite basic and more geared towards tourists. The restroom was dirty and clogged. Not recommended.

traveler – Spain

The instruction was good and entertaining; however, we expected a cooking class for the whole dish, including both pasta and the sauce. Instead, we only prepared the pasta, and we didn't even get to eat it. They threw it away and cooked something else. Making and eating the tiramisu was the highlight of this class.

traveler – Switzerland

It was quite expensive for the experience, and the quality of the wine and other drinks wasn't great. Learning how to make pasta was useful, but the overall cost was on the high side.

Kasey – Australia