Sunday, 13 November 2016

My Cook In Milano Cookery Class!

While in Milan I took a cookery class with the wonderful Clara at Cook In Milano.  During the class I learned to make pasta, pesto, gnocchi, macaroni cheese and ice cream.  It was great fun and everything was delicious and I highly recommend taking a class with Clara!  I have done several classes at home, in Paris and now in Milan and I have to say the ones in Milan were by far the best organised - so good I went back for a second one!  Below is the class I did first.

First job was to prepare all the
ingredients needed for the recipes - 
we grated cheese, chopped up ham, 
prepared basil etc..

Flour & eggs ready to make pasta

Pesto ingredients ready to be blitzed!

The pesto being made.

Here we blitzed some ham to make a filling for the gnocchi!

A little coffee break...

with delicious home made biscuits.

The gnocchi being shaped.

The gnocchi being left to dry a little before cooking.

I made spinach pasta 

We rolled it up ready to cut into tagliatelle

The pasta strips are hung out to dry so 
they do not stick when cooking.

Everything we made - the pasta and 
gnocchi ready to cook and 
the macaroni cheese.  
The ice cream is churning in the 
background with strawberries 
ready to accompany it!

The ice cream churning and a nice prosecco aperitif while we wait:-)

The prosecco & red wine for our meal.

Lunch is served!
My lunch - it was all delicious!
The pesto was mixed into the
tagliatelle, and we made a sauce 
for the gnocchi, plus the macaroni
And the fabulous home made 
ice cream with strawberries 
yummy - plus a shot of home 
made limoncello;-)
If you are ever in Milan and want to learn to cook in an authentic italian home setting and meet other visitors to Milan then look no further than Cook In Milano and you can even combine a cookery class with a market visit!  Clara offers a great selection of different classes and her website has lots of recipes to try.


  1. Lunch looks mouthwatering! What a delightful experience, making it all yourself, and being part of the whole production. If I ever get to Milan....

    1. Hi Patricia - yes do go if you get the chance it's such fun and tastes wonderful!! Hope you are well. SAx

  2. What fun, SA! All of the food looks fabulous. What was in the ham filling besides ham? I wouldn't mind a glass of that prosecco, either! ;-)

    1. Hi cynthia - oh it was such good fun! Making pasta together in a group was so nice - so sociable! Apparently the women in Italy have pasta making get togethers - lovely! Oh the prosecco was delicious - the make was La Gioiosa = Joy;-) SAx

  3. It was obviously a beautiful experience. Frankly, I have never considered any such course when visiting places in other countries, somehow did not come to that idea. From now on, I will consider it for sure when travelling.
    Everything looks delicious, enjoyable and you obviously did everything "from the scratch" so can use your experience at home now.

  4. I’m still learning from you, but I’m trying to achieve my goals.
    I certainly liked reading all that is written on your blog.Keep the posts coming.

    I loved it!