Spend the day watching the tutor prepare a wide selection of delicious traditional Italian dishes, which may include antipasti, fresh pasta, risotto, main courses and desserts. You will sample all the dishes for lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine.
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Course Dates 2018 – 2019
These courses take place at Stoke Lodge.
Fridays 10am to 3pm
- 1 session on 12 October £40 / £28 CITA1
- 1 session on 25 January £40 / £28 CITC3
- 1 session on 15 March £40 / £28 CITE5
Italian Cookery – Hands-on Courses
Come and learn how to bake traditional Italian biscuits and sweets, like Cantucci biscotti and Sicilian almond pastes. Many are easy and ideal to make in advance and keep in stock for the festive season!
Laura Geraci Fridays 10am to 3pm
- 1 session on 23 November £54 / £38 CITB2
Come and learn how to make authentic Italian pizza from scratch. This includes making fresh dough and also you can create your own selection of toppings. You can then have your pizza for a very tasty lunch!
- 1 session on 8 February £54 / £38 CITD4
Prepare a selection of delicious Italian antipasti that you will enjoy as part of your garden party or on a summer picnic. Dishes may include savoury bread ring, frittata cubes, mini arancini, Prosciutto and asparagus bites, etc. Lunch is included.
- 1 session on 10 May £54/ £38 CITF6
Fresh Pasta: Hands-on Saturday Course
Come and learn how to make authentic Italian pasta from scratch. This includes making fresh pasta dough and also you can make a selection of sauces.
Laura Geraci Saturday 10am to 3pm
- 1 session on 9 March £54 / £38 CITSFP
New course dates will be available in our next Course Guide 2019 – 20 from Summer 2019
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Tutor – Laura Geraci
Subject: Italian Language and Culture
I am Italian, grew up in Sicily and came to England in 1999 inspired by a great love for traveling and for foreign languages.
Having finished my language degree in Exeter I completed my PGCE and began teaching.
In 2005 I started running Italian evening classes and I have been teaching in Adult Education for the last 10 years as I find it very rewarding.
I am very enthusiastic and love motivating students to progress further in their learning.
I love teaching my language and providing students with lots of possibilities to understand the diverse aspects of Italian culture such as book clubs, film screenings and special regional days.
Coming from a traditional Sicilian family, where food – both cooking and eating – are regarded as a major priority, I’ve always had a passion for cooking which I love sharing.
I always encourage people to have a go a food such as delicious fresh pasta!
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