"If your mother cooks Italian food, why should you go to a restaurant?”
-Martin Scorsese-
Italian Cooking Classes for Adults and Kids

Looking at a country through the lens of culinary traditions often provides a thorough understanding of the country's lifestyle and values.

Discover Italian tradition through the cooking classes hosted by Viola Buitoni and Maria Luisa Manca,  travel with your taste buds and enjoy the flavors and scents of our land.

At the end of each cooking class you may enjoy the dishes prepared.


Sunday - January 31, 2016 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

For Kids


10:00 am
90 minutes


ROOM E110

10 kids max
6-12 yrs old

$ 40.00

$ 35.00

JCC Members

On January 31,
tickets available
at the door

Handmade Pasta
With Maria Luisa Manca
Learn to make hamdmade pasta in this fun filled class!!
This is a hands on pasta making class where the kids will  be learning  basic dough technique, pasta cutting and quick ravioli making. The Little Chefs will receive recipes to take home.
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Menu
Ravioli stuffed with ricotta and spinach served in homemade tomato sauce.


12:30 pm
90 minutes


ROOM E110

12 persons max
21 yrs and older

$ 55.00

$ 50.00

JCC Members

On January 31,
tickets available
at the door

Taste of Sicily
With Maria Luisa Manca
Arancini
A presentation of some of the best Sicilian dishes, which count among the best flavors of Italians cuisine. The island of Sicily has a very distinct diet, with heavy Arabic, Spanish and Greek influences. Its cuisine is incredibly diverse and varies greatly across the island.
In this class we'll take the opportunity to master
same delicious authentic dishes from Sicily. Attendees will receive  the recipes in order to reproduce them at home.
Menu
Arancini "Alla Norma" (Stuffed rice balls with Eggplant Tomato Sauce & Ricotta Salata )
Pesce Spada alla Messinese (Swordfish Messina Style)


3:00 pm
90 minutes


ROOM E110

12 persons max
21 yrs and older

$ 55.00

$ 50.00

JCC Members

On January 31,
tickets available
at the door

Jewish / Roman cooking
With Viola Buitoni
Rome has long been the home of one of the biggest Italian Jewish communities with a very particular cuisine that dates back hundreds of years.
Italian kasher - The exchange of food traditions and trends between Italy and its Jewish population.
Zuchini
Menu
Carbonara alle zucchine (Carbonara with zucchini)
Aliciotti e indivia del ghetto di Roma al forno (Baked anchovies and endive of the Roman ghetto)


5:30 pm
90 minutes


ROOM E110

12 persons max
21 yrs and older

$ 55.00

$ 50.00

JCC Members

On January 31,
tickets available
at the door

Handmade Pasta
With Viola Buitoni
Hand Made Pasta
Sign up and discover the secret of handmade pasta!
Be ready to surprise your friends with some of the secret tips from a real Italian chef! Pasta fresca, a flight over Italy's most seminal dish.
Menu
Orecchiette pugliesi (hard wheat ear shaped pasta)
Tagliatelle all'uovo (Classic egg noodles)

Meet the Teachers:

Viola Buitoni
Viola Buitoni , born and raised in Italy, is a direct descendant of the Buitoni family, premier producers of pasta and chocolate. She moved to NYC for school in the and then decided to stay in America to pursue her passion for cooking professionally, eventually starting and operating an acclaimed catering business.

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Following her heart she moved to San Francisco to raise a family and in 2010 she re-engaged professionally as an instructor to the curious and passionate home cooks of the Bay Area. Her often sold-out classes are held at the Italian Consulate, 18 Reasons, Cavallo Point Cooking School and now Draeger’s. She travels around the country speaking about the flavors and traditions she knows so well and shares her craft on her blog Viola’s Italian Kitchen. She is also a brand ambassador for Perugina, the iconic chocolate and confections brand created by her family 4 generations ago. She still spends her summers in Italy with her son, where she reconnects with her family and continues to hone her craft by researching food traditions and observing new trends.
www.violabuitoni.com/
Maria Luisa Manca
Maria Luisa Manca was born in Sicily. She incorporates her love for good food and amazing tradition into her teaching. She has done a lot of cooking over the years in Italy and after following her husband in California 15 years ago. She decided to start teaching cooking class to share her knowledge and expertise with the hope that many others will enjoy cooking as much as she does.

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Maria Luisa shares her stories about growing up in Italy, cooking in the kitchen with her family and stresses the importance of preparing home cooked meals, avoiding a poor diet and fast food.
www.myitalianhomecooking.com/

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Location and Dates

Oshman Family JCC
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life
3921 Fabian Way,
Palo Alto, CA 94303


CONCERT
Thursday - January 21, 2016

FESTIVAL
Sunday - January 31, 2016




Directions

Directions to the OFJCC
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Going either North or South on Highway 101:
Take the San Antonio Road South
exit toward Los Altos
Right on Charleston Road
Right on Fabian Way
Enter driveway & parking garage on the right
Going either North or South on Interstate 280: Take the El Monte Avenue East exit Left on Foothill Expressway Right on San Antonio Road Left on Charleston Road Right on Fabian Way Enter driveway & parking garage on the right
 
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