A visit to Rome is not complete without a ''hands-on'' cooking class with Chef Federico Alessandri! The lesson begins with a walking tour in the famous open market through Campo dei Fiori, where you will be guided by Chef Federico in learning how to choose the right seasonal ingredients. Then you will collaborate in creating the traditional menu that you will cook and enjoy.
It's a short walk through the beautiful historic center to Federico's apartment which is in the heart of Trastevere (one of the oldest parts of Rome). It is here that you begin to become a ''Chef in a Day'' and the cooking adventure starts! You will be taught from scratch how to make 3 different fresh pastas from 2 different doughs ( a long pasta , a stuffed pasta and a short pasta), prepare a traditional second course of meat or fish with vegetables, and a delicious dessert.
The lesson is ''hands-on'' and will take approximately 5 hrs. All the recipes will be explained in detail, and many tricks and tips will be given during the class. Chef Federico does not only teach recipes, he explains the ''why'' and ''how'' of the methods taught.
You are welcome to join a fun-filled international open group or book a private lesson. As a previous participant once said, ''A class with Federico is an educational party''. A lot of fun and laughs are guaranteed!
The class will end with the enjoyment of the lunch you prepared, accompanied by some good Italian wines. Without a doubt, this will be the highlight of your trip to Italy and you'll go back home with the same passion for cooking as Chef Federico Alessandri. So, become a ''Chef in a Day''!