In this hands-on Italian cooking class with Chef Vinutha, you'll learn how to prepare a menu of Neapolitan classics with traditional dishes from the regions of Abruzzo, Campania and Calabria. To start, you'll whip up a stuffed eggplant dish with cheese and Italian seasonings before moving on to light and flaky fish rolls. Then, Chef Vinutha will teach you how to make rich risotto primavera stuffed with fresh vegetables and soaked in a savory stock. Lastly, you'll transform pastry dough into a crostata dessert, which you'll fill with sweet homemade jams.
Melanzane a Barchetta
With sourdough bread, eggplant, olives, capers, tomato, cheese and herbs
Rollatine di Pesce
With white fish, bread crumbs, parsley, lemon, olive oil and capers
With Arborio rice, onion, asparagus, carrots, peas, garlic and basil
Crostata di Marmellata
With pastry flour, eggs, icing sugar and seasonal fruit jam
I've had the good fortune to take Chef Vinutha's virtual South Indian cooking classes and I can attest to learning a great deal of not only the process of following a recipe and making the dish but also the why behind using certain ingredients and the cultural importance of food in a South Indian milieu. Chef Vinutha has exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. She is a natural teacher and makes even the most difficult technique understandable to the newbie cook. She expresses ideas and processes clearly in a very precise and orderly fashion. She is passionate about her cooking and her culinary expertise encompasses many other ethnic foods. Her recipe and menu designs are both traditional and innovative and highlight her creative approach to every meal she prepares. I look forward to future classes with her.
With roles as line chef, event sales specialist and service associate, Chef Vinutha has created an eclectic career in the culinary industry. She holds a special passion for pairing food and wine and loves creating Indian, Italian, Thai and Lebanese dishes for her friends and family to enjoy. When she isn't teaching, Chef Vinutha is busy creating her own catering company and broadcasting videos celebrating the cuisine of South India on her YouTube channel.