Traditional Italian Cuisine
New Class! Enjoy the marvelous flavors of traditional Italian cuisine starting with "Panzanella", a toasted bread salad with refreshing summer vegetables in a light vinaigrette. You'll prepare "chicken saltimbocca" using thin sliced prosciutto ham and fresh sage in a lemon, caper, artichoke butter sauce. You'll make potato gnocchi (Italian dumplings) then we'll toss them in a medley of sauces including, basil pesto, marinara and brown butter with sage and walnuts. We'll finish with Cannoli", fried pastry filled with sweetened ricotta and mascarpone cheeses, served on a pool of chocolate sauce, garnished with pistachios.
Founder of "Flavors from the Home" Jeff's love of food began at the Lincoln Del. He sought formal training at L'Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, MN and Houston, Texas. His 40+ year professional career has brought him to such spots as Buca Di Beppo, Figlio, Sunsets on the Bay, My Pie Pizza and the Sunshine Factory to name just a few. He's appeared on several cooking shows demonstrating his culinary wizardry, but his passion is teaching and demystifying the process of gourmet cooking.