Did you know that you don’t need cream for a creamy carbonara? Or that stunning focaccia and ciabatta breads may be just two hours away, using regular kitchen tools and ingredients? From everyday basics to articulate desserts and risottos, Italian native and food enthusiast Omar Laurino will teach you how to cook Italian dishes with simple ingredients you can find easily, and tools you already have in your kitchen. Hands-on lessons will be seasoned with anecdotes about the origins of some staple Italian and Italian American dishes. The course will demystify some of the traditional misconceptions about Italian food, while giving you the basic skills that will allow you to stun your dinner guests and keep exploring Italian recipes on your own. What are you waiting for? Vieni a cucinare con noi! Materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor at the first class. Class will be filmed for broadcast.
Omar Laurino was born in Napoli, Italy and has worked as a researcher and software engineer at astronomical observatories in Italy and the United States for his entire career. He is a food enthusiast and passionate home baker.