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Home therapy – stay home and be active

 

During this difficult time, Professionisti Italiani in Boston wants to offer a few hours of fun and creativity to everyone who is staying home. 

This section is dedicated to cooking classes, kindly offered by professionals and enthusiasts alike. All classes will be presented in realtime and generally broadcasted with: Facebook live on the PIB page and simultaneously on our website (just click on the event flyer and you will be redirected to the event page where a video player will be visible at the event start time – if not visible refresh the page); or via zoom with a link we will be providing.

 

Please find below a list of the upcoming classes along with the ingredients you will need to have on hand to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal!

 


 

Home Cooking Series, a Lesson Presented by Maria Laura Blefari – May 30th at 2:00PM

 

Maria Laura will teach us how to make a homemade savory cake.

Here’s  the ingredients list and everything else you’ll need to follow along:

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 kg of red potatoes
  • basil 
  • milk
  • 6-7 sottilette (thin cheese slices)
  • 300g mortadella
  • black pepper to taste
  • salt
  • parmesan cheese to taste
  • 3 eggs
  • Oil to taste
  • Breadcrumbs to taste
  • Butter to taste
 

 


 

Home Cooking Series, a Lesson Presented by Martina Coccia – May 9th at 6:00PM

 

Martina Coccia presents a gnocchi-making cooking class on May 9th.

Martina Coccia will teach us how to make gnocchi pasta.

Here’s  the ingredients list and everything else you’ll need to follow along:

INGREDIENTS (for 4 people)

  • 1 egg
  • 1kg (~2 lb) of Potatoes (best Yukon Gold) 300 gr (2 1/4 cups) of pastry flour
  • salt
  • a ricer (to smash the potatoes)
 

 

Home Cooking Series, a Lesson Presented by Gabriele Luzzi – May 2nd at 6:00PM

 

Flyer for Gabriele Luzzi's cooking class.

Gabriele Luzzi will teach us how to make lasagna from scratch.

Here’s  the ingredients list and everything else you’ll need to follow along:

INGREDIENTS

Lasagna recipe

Meat ragout: if you want less, just divide the doses in half

bechamel:

 

 

 


 

 

Home Cooking Series, a Lesson Presented by Martina Coccia – April 25th at 6:00PM

 

Flyer for Martina Coccia's cooking class, April 5th at 6pm.

Martina Coccia will teach us how to make two delicious pasta dishes: Ravioli ripieni (stuffed ravioli) and Ravioli dolci Abruzzesi (Abruzzo sweet ravioli).

Here’s  the ingredients list and everything else you’ll need to follow along:

INGREDIENTS

For 24 Ravioli

  1. 3 eggs
  2. 300 gr of “00” flour or Pastry Flour (2 and 1/4 cups)
  3. durum wheat flour to taste

For the spinach and ricotta stuffing

  1. Fresh spinach 250 gr (approx. 8.8 ounces)
  2. Ricotta 125 gr (appro 4.4 ounces)
  3. nutmeg
  4. salt
  5. pepper
  6. parmesan

For the sweet ravioli

  1. 250g (approx. 8.8 ounces) of ricotta
  2. 1 tbsp sugar
  3. cinnamon
  4. 1 yolk

Seasoning

 

 


 

Home Cooking Series, a Lesson Presented by Maria Laura Blefari – April 18th at 2:00PM

 

cooking class with Maria Laura Blefari flyer.

Maria Laura will teach us how to make a homemade polpettone ripieno (Italian-style meatloaf) and broccoli saltati in padella (Broccoli saltati in padella) on the side

INGREDIENTS

For the Polpettone

  1. 500 grams (little over 1 pound, approximately 1.10 lbs ) of minced meat (pork is preferable, but also beef or a combination)
  2.  1 egg
  3.  salt
  4.  1 garlic
  5.  parsley
  6.  bread crumbs
  7.  2-3 slices of bread
  8. 4-5 slices of mortadella
  9. 4-5 slices of provolone
  10. a pack of bacon

For the broccoli side dish:

  1. 300-500 grams (0.6 lbs to 1.1 lbs) of broccoli
  2. 1 garlic
  3. oil
  4.  salt
  5.  chili pepper (if you like it a little spicy)

 


 

Home Cooking Series, a Lesson Presented by Viola Buitoni – April 11th at 2:00PM

Flyer for Viola Buitoni introducing the home-cooking seriess 

Viola Buitoni will teach us how to make two side dishes for the Easter table: Carciofi ripieni in teglia and Piselli al prosciutto.

Here’s  the ingredients list and everything else you’ll need to follow along:

INGREDIENTS

1.  8 medium artichokes (preferably without thorns)
2.  1/2 cup clean parsley
3.  1/2 cup fresh marjoram leaves
4.  2 green garlic stems (or 1 garlic clove)
5.  2 lemons
6.  1/4 cup breadcrumbs
7.  2 tablespoons of grated pecorino
8.  2 pounds unshelled peas
9.   1 spring onion
10. 3 sprigs marjoram
11. 2 slices prosciutto
12. 1/2 cup dry white wine
13. extra virgin olive oil
14. salt and pepper

EQUIPMENT

PREPPING

 

 

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