Italian Holiday Suppers: Christmas and New Year’s Eve with Francesca Girraffa

The Italian kitchen is the heart of the home, a place where simple, fresh ingredients are transformed into satisfying meals and memorable events. The class is led by an instructor born into the Italian cooking tradition who apprenticed at a specialty restaurant in Naples, Italy. The class features two holiday meals. Christmas menu: traditional chicken soup (with egg noodles and spinach, topped with parmigiano cheese), roasted herbed duck (served with roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary), sauteed stuffed curly endive (with pine nuts and currants) and chocolate tiramisu. New Year's Eve menu: lobster (cooked with diced tomatoes, white wine and fresh herbs, served with linguine, baked salmon fillet (topped with a creamy parsley sauce, served with a lentil salad tossed in garlic, fresh herb and wine vinaigrette) and traditional holiday sponge cake (filled with ricotta cream, walnuts, pieces of chocolate and dried fruit). This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. Students may register on-line through

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 17:30 to Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 20:30
Cooking Classroom
Series Tuition: $79 Materials Fee: $19