Italian Vegetarian Cuisine
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Vegetarian foods are becoming more popular by the day, and Italian cooking is the perfect style of cooking when adapting to a vegetarian diet! Join Chef Diane and make yummy vegetarian versions of classic Italian dishes, with recipes ranging from regions at the top of Italy to the bottom of the “boot”. We will make Tofu Cutlets Parmesan, Spezzadini Stew (string beans, potatoes, tomato sauce and beans), Vegetarian Bolognese Sauce, and Pizza Escarole. Enjoy learning a new way of cooking with vegetarian ingredients.
Tuition includes a materials fee for food. (Demonstration and participation.)
Instructor: Diane Manteca
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.