Home cooking restaurants, where guests can enjoy true Italian mamma’s homey dishes, are always popular in Florence. Such dishes may not look gorgeous and fancy, but they are all so tasty and filled with Italian mamma’s warm love.
Professor lectured about different kinds of seasonings and how to choose the best ones. Many students were surprised to taste the hot olive oil for the first time.
These are ingredients used for today’s menu. Professor disclosed names and packages he recommended, allowing students to find the same kinds of ingredients at the supermarkets in Italy.
Today, students made pastas using a different kind of flour. They learned a new shape of pasta as well as another flavor of pasta sauce.
It is important for students to determine the right color and aroma of the sauce as they simmer it. Students who understand Italian are always very helpful in the class as they willingly translate the professor’s instructions for other students when their translator gets too busy with another group of students.
It has been a month since this class started, and the number of students who understands the professor’s instructions without a help of translator is steadily increasing.
After Prof. Francesco’s explanation, students proceeded based on their own judgments. Many students said they started cooking at home in their childhood.