Ah, Tuscany! The food, the landscape, the villas, the wine. You may not be able to fly to Italy at a moment's notice to enjoy the riches of Tuscany, but you can bring a little Tuscany to your dinner table. Learn to prepare a traditional Tuscan meal at home. Make a salad of Fava Beans, Romano, Fennel, and Greens; cook Penne Pasta in Porcini Mushroom Sauce; and Chicken Al Forno, made with Olives, Tomatoes, and Rosemary. A specialty of Tuscany, Si Torta Di Nonna, a custard-filled cornmeal creation topped with pine nuts, ends the meal.
Instructor: Diane Manteca
As of August 16,2021, the Chelmsford School District Superintendent's office is requiring the use of masks for all people - vaccinated or unvaccinated - when inside any of our school buildings, so please remember to bring a mask to class with you.
About Our Instructor:
Diane has been a professional chef for 25 years, working in high end gourmet establishments as well as catering companies. She owned the Brickyard Cafe in Cambridge for 7 years which was an eclectic and popular restaurant tucked away in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant with recipe development for a major corporation. She has been a culinary teacher at Assabet Regional Vocational School and Brookline High School and has participated in many charitable events including Dana Farber: Cooking for a Cure. She is now a personal chef with clients in the Boston area, and her biggest passion is teaching - especially Italian cuisine which is her specialty.