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Summer 2015

Cari Amici,

On Wednesday, May 20th, I will lead a ten day tour to Sicily, land of my father and grandparents. As many times as I have relived this Sicilian Odyssey, the wonder of its history, architecture, art and food captivates and delights me.  Most of all, I love the people who open their arms to welcome the “stranieri” (foreigners) from American!

June heralds the arrival of summer; our first evening class is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th from 6:30 to 9:30, a “Grilling Menu for Father’s Day".  We will provide you with all of the tools and recipes to prepare a fabulous feast for your dad - or treat the dad in your life by having him join the class with you - a perfect father’s day gift!

On Wednesday, June 24th from 10:30 to 1:30 we will enjoy lunch on the patio after creating “Beautiful Summer Salads and Panini”.  This delightful menu is perfect for a party or picnic.

On Wednesday evening, July 15th, from 6:30 to 8:30, plan to join us for our first “Singles Mix and Mingle” class featuring prosecco and antipasti. 

The fall, through the end of the year, entices many corporations to come to Cucina Casalinga for a day of leisure and team building.  A day away from the office is a wonderful way to reconnect and unwind while still being productive.  If you bring a group of ten or more you will be given a free gift certificate for one class to use at a later date.  Corporate cooking classes always include a sit down meal with wine and dessert.

Parents: enroll your 9 to 15 year old children in our Annual Kids Cook Italian Summer Camp, August 9, 10, 11 and 13th.  Once again our favorite baker, Maria Sanchez, will delight the kids with special baking and decorating techniques; her class is entitled “Fun with Fondant!  See what your children will be cooking by visiting the kid’s camp page on our website.  To give your child lots of hands-on attention, the camp is limited to ten participants; there are just a few places left so sign up soon!

Until we cook together, I am hoping you are all enjoying this spectacular time of year with the beauty of nature around us!  Please come back to check our adult page at the end of June for additional summer classes, which will include our exciting brick oven pizza class and a menu featuring Italian herb garden recipes.

Buona Cucina,



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We enjoyed having students from the Forman School on a chilly day in the beginning of March. The students participated in a hands-on class and thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful foods that they prepared.

Hello Sally,
Once more I would like to thank you for a wonderful day that was spent last week. The students continue to rave about the food and we plan to make Risotto on Thursday following your recipe. We are looking forward to working with you next year because I plan to lead another 2 week culinary cooking class. Million thanks. Regards, Murielle

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Annual Kids Cook Italian Summer Camp

Your kids will love participating in a four day summer cooking program! Daily programs and a special guest chef to be announced! More info >


Cucina Casalinga featured in Natural Awakenings

Cucina Casalinga featured in August 2014 Natural Awakenings,
“An Italian Garden Feast” and recipe appear on pages 42 and 43.
Magazine is available at Mrs. Green's Natural Market and many
other Fairfield County, Connecticut businesses.

Sally Maraventano Celebrates 32 Years of
Home-style Cooking at Cucina Casalinga!


We need your help with a new cookbook...
we want to include YOUR favorites!

How many recipes have we prepared together in my kitchen in the last 32 years? It is time to write a cookbook featuring the best of my family recipes and those that I have developed for Cucina Casalinga. I would love for those of you to share your favorite titles and maybe a few lines about why you have made them part of your family and entertaining menus. A cookbook is not only about recipes but also about memories and stories that evolve from making those recipes. There would be no cooking school without all of you so please help me to make this cookbook a really special anthology of home-style Italian cooking at its best!

It's easy! Just email me at or send me a note at
   PO Box 7714
   Wilton, CT 06897


Corporate cooking classes
makes for a memorable evening!

Cucina Casalinga
Sally Maraventano will arrange a spectacular culinary event for your corporate team or unique group. Her hands-on regional Italian home-style cooking classes in her state-of-the-art kitchen offer a great opportunity to reward a job well done or a venue to break the ice and bring corporate teams together.

Start planning an extraordinary cooking experience for your team today!
Read more or call for details!

So much more fun than just going out to eat!
Clients and employees love it!

Corporate/group classes attendees

“Thank you for making this experience for our clients and us unbelievable! 
You went out of your way to make this a memorable event together!”

- Morgan Stanley

“Thank you for a wonderful meal.  I am so glad we chose to come here and cook
with you instead of having dinner in a restaurant.  I definitely learned things about
cooking and I am looking forward to cooking at home!”

- Ernst & Young

“Sally and Vicki, Thank you so very much for a wonderful day! Our clients were thoroughly
pleased and we all enjoyed every moment.”

- Robert Reby & Co. Inc.

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Adult classes attendees
Cucina Casalinga Adult Cooking Classes

“Thank you for such a wonderful and warm experience.  I had such a great time with you,
my sisters and the others you welcomed into your home and gorgeous kitchen.  I will be
sure to enjoy these recipes forever as well as the memory of the evening we spent here
with you!  I will certainly come back foe another delicious meal".
- Sue F.

Once again, such a wonderful evening was had by all.  Thank you for making my husband’s
birthday gift so memorable.  We’ll be back yet again.”

- Lori C.

“Multi Bene! Thank you for a wonderful experience.  We learned a lot and enjoyed our
time with you thoroughly.”
- Jack B.

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