Rustic Italian Cooking: A Taste of Southern Italy Campania & Sicily with Francesca Giarraffa

Travelers to Italy may be surprised at the diversity of its regional cuisine.  We invite you to spend two delicious culinary evenings with our native Italian cooking instructor exploring dishes from southern Italy.  Each night a complete rustic Italian meal featuring an entree, side dish and dessert will be prepared and enjoyed together.  Week one includes "spezzatino" (Neapolitan style stew made with chunks of pork and beef braised in red wine, onions and tomato puree, served with homemade ricotta gnocchi), seasonal vegetable and apple tart (topped with orange glaze).  Week two includes marinated and grilled halibut steaks (topped with a fresh parsley and garlic sauce), spaghetti alla marinara (spaghetti tossed with a sauce that includes fresh tomatoes, mussels, white wine, chilis and fresh parsley), asparagus and carrot salad (in a wine vinegar and garlic dressing) and Sicilian cannolis. 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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 17:30 to Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 20:30
Cooking Classroom
Tuition: $79 Materials Fee: $19