Online Cooking Class: Book-Based Italian and French Favorites

Online cooking classes go book club dinner party with Chef Chris at the helm. You'll learn how to prepare French recipes featured in Julie & Julia and Italian dishes from Under the Tuscan Sun. You'll first journey to the Tuscan landscape as you prepare Frances Mayes' charred eggplant involtini and roasted tomato and rosemary sauce. For dessert, you'll create Julia Child's raspberry coulis with brandy served with orange Bavarian cream.  


Charred Eggplant Involtini 

 With garlic, mozzarella and Parmesan

Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Sauce

Raspberry Coulis 

 With French brandy

Orange Bavarian Cream

This class is not affiliated with the brands or companies mentioned here or any of its subsidiaries.

Every class is fully interactive.
Chef demonstrates each step and assists you as you perform each step.
Ask questions and have the chef check your progress.
  • Recipes Recipes are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Minimum 4 devices
  • Class Maximum 20 devices
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • LabelsVegetarian, Gourmet, Fun, Italian, French


Two eggplants
Cherry tomatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Yellow onion
Ham slices (optional)
Heavy cream
Two oranges
Vanilla extract
Fresh raspberries
French brandy
Fresh mint

Kitchen Equipment

Sheet pans
Electric mixer (hand-held or stand mixer)
Blender or food processor
Measuring cups and spoons
Cutting board

Classpop! guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Chris

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27 May 2023

It was perfect activity with nice weather. I would recommend it for dating nights. I wish I can make my own sauce instead of having him help and show us. it was very tasty that is why. I want to try another class of him!

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25 May 2023

Chris was a great chef. We managed the class as best as he could and was very informative. We had so much fun making pasta!

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22 May 2023

Great experience! 10/10

$ 39 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

This class does not have any dates.

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Meet your chef

Chef Chris
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Chef Chris was working as an Italian teacher at UC Berkeley when he discovered his passion for cooking. Ever since then, he has been following his passion of cooking and teaching with a focus on regional Italian cuisine. He even co-founded a culinary event business to highlight his skills. Chef Chris teaches an array of different highly regarded cooking classes, many of which are created for corporate teambuilding. He also currently provides walking food tours of Little Italy.

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