Buon Cucinare! New Classes at La Cucina Italiana Deliciosa



Paula Licitra of the cooking journal Alimentum is at it again. Continuing in her popular series of Italian cooking classes taught out of her own home kitchen, Paulette has stacked her syllabus with a full schedule of new offerings and repeats of classes that have sold out in the past.

The menus look like they would fantastic just to have the opportunity to sit down at her table and share.
But the fact that you'll actually go home with the techniques and recipes to prepare them on your own at home is, well, Sunday gravy! (If you're a Goodfellas fan like I am, you should definitely click on that last link.)

Go to the Cucina Paradiso page on Facebook to see fun pictures from previous classes.

And check out Paulette's upcoming schedule after the jump:

Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 pm — Fresh Pasta 2
Tomato Tagliolini in Pistachio Pesto
Cialzons -Fruili “Ravioli” filled w/spinach, cinnamon, & currants

Wednesday, March 9, 6:30 pm — Quick Pasta Sauces
Fettuccine in Shrimp-Brandy Cream Sauce
Pasta Fagioli w/ Escarole & Cannelini Beans
Rigatoni Carbonara — Roman egg & pancetta sauce
Strozzapreti w/ Clams in White Wine Cream Sauce

Saturday, March 12, 12:30 pm — Desserts-Chocolate Fest
Almond mini-cupcakes w/ chocolate icing & crushed pistachio nuts
Cream Cheese-Mascarpone Hazelnut Brownies
Coffee-Chocolate Pudding in a Skillet

Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 pm — Sicilian Specialties
Panelle-Chickpea Fritters
Savory Chicken “Spezzadeda” braised w/ onions & Bucatini
Arancini- Rice balls w/ peas & mozzarella centers
Swordfish Siciliano w/ Olives & Pine Nuts

Wednesday, March 30, 6:30 pm — Pasqua Italiana — Easter in Italy
Uova Mimosa-stuffed eggs
Abbacchio — Roman roasted lamb w/ rosemary & potatoes
Pizza Rustica — Ricotta Pie with diced mortadella and coppa
Strawberries dipped in Limoncello White Chocolate

She has also released new repeat dates from some of your favorite classes that are perennial sell-outs:

Wednesday, Feb. 9, 6:30 pm - Seafood
Shrimp & Clams Fra Diavolo (spicy tomato sauce) w/ Linguine
Italian-Style Seafood Salad w/ Crabmeat
Zuppa di Cozze — Mussels w/ Saffron & Capers
Shrimp & Asparagus in Cartoccio (parchment)

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6:30 pm - Gnocchi
Butternut Squash Gnocchi w/ nutmeg butter & smoked mozzarella
Porcini Potato Gnocchi w/ Prosciutto Mushroom-Cream Sauce
Italian Flag-Ricotta Gnocchi-Spinach, Tomato, Parmigiano

Saturday, Feb. 19, 12:30 pm - Carni - Italian Meats
Lamb Shank braised in Red Wine & herbs
Veal Saltimboca- w/ Sage & Prosciutto
Chicken Piccata- Lemon-Butter-Caper Sauce

Contact her by email at emailpaulette5@gmail.com to sign up and follow her on Facebook for the latest class info.

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