The past year was an exciting one for the kids cooking in the Cucina Casalinga kitchen. The June and August camps sold out with 11 students in each session and both camps had waiting lists! The popularity of the kid’s classes has inspired me to teach classes on school holidays throughout the year; in October we celebrated the foods that Christopher Columbus brought to the New World and those that he brought back to Italy and Spain. On Election Day we prepared an Italian-American Thanksgiving feast! On Martin Luther King Day (January 16th) we will have a pizza party featuring Sally’s famous homemade dough. There still are a few spots left for this class. Looking ahead to spring 2017, we are offering a two-day Spring break mini-camp on Wednesday and Thursday, April 12th and 13th. Watch for a posting of our exciting menus!
The kids who cook with us have also inspired me to write a Kids Cook Italian cookbook – for kids ages 9 to 99! Kids can really make everything adults can so I encourage you to open your kitchens to your kids and grandkids. There are few experiences more special than spending time together in the kitchen with your young chefs. Your reward will be shared around your table and in the memories that you will have for a lifetime.
We want to thank all of you who come and cook here at Cucina Casalinga. No matter what is going on in the world, in our kitchen we work together in peace and with love for our families, friends and all who enjoy the delight of home cooking.
My goal during the first two months of 2017 is to write an outline and proposal for the Kids Cook Italian Cookbook. During that time private and corporate classes may still be booked. Our posted adult classes will begin on Tuesday, February 28th, with a celebration of Carnevale (Mardi Gras). Look for all of the spring classes and menus on our website by the end of January.
Balbina, Gina and I wish you joy, peace and blessings!
Buon Natale and Buona Cucina
Save the Dates 2017
Gift Certificates are available all year round to present to your loved ones, friends and family. This unique, wonderful gift makes for a delicious and fun filled evening!
We love hosting corporate and private parties so don’t forget to book your event soon!