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Cari amici,

The sun is shining today after weeks and weeks of snow and ice. The temperature hit 50 degrees and I am thinking spring – Primavera!! Somehow, I think of spring dishes as quick and fresh in preparation; quite different from the long cooking stews and bean soups of winter.

Wood-Burning Pizza ClassLet’s cook with artichokes, asparagus, fava beans and spring peas to create wonderful pasta, risotto and farro dishes using these fresh spring ingredients.

Daylight savings time is coming this weekend and at the end of April we’ll celebrate Easter with all of the traditional dishes my grandparents and my mother always made for that joyful holiday. Check the adult page to find the perfect menu for your holiday celebrations.

Please join me in the kitchen to prepare my most favorite seasonal specialties. Your family and friends will be thrilled to eat at your table.Pizza

Remember that we love to teach private groups in the Cucina Casalinga kitchen. Make your reservation soon and we’ll design a custom menu for you and your guests to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or just a special get together with friends.

Finally, mark your calendar for Wednesday May 7th when we will light up the wood-burning oven for the first of our spring and summer pizza classes. Check our adult class page for dates, times and full menus of our spring classes.

Buona Cucina,


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 31 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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