Learn to say "Buona Cucina" as you delight your culinary senses and experience the essence of Italian cuisine.
Italians use their hands when they speak. One expression I fell in love with, which they sprinkle liberally throughout their language, is “buono”, which means good. But when one is twisting their pointer finger into their cheek it means “good food!” It was a gesture with which I became very familiar while a chef’s intern, daily preparing, serving and eating the cuisine of Italia. As I was thinking of a name, I wanted to incorporate that expression into it. Hence the name “Buona Cucina”, which means “Good Cooking”.
Cooking encompasses all the senses. You eat with your eyes first. Before your mouth ever has a chance to savor the taste, you’ve anticipated it with all your senses. Good cooking is slow, and drawn out, and enjoyed. As each flavor is paired properly and then savored, you travel from the smell, to the sight, and to the “oohs and ahhs”. As your salivary glands water, the anticipation builds. Finally, you touch and taste, drawing out the experience as long as you can. Italians are masters of this. They never rush the enjoyment of good food, good company, or good wine. If you’ve ever had a chance to experience this in Italy, you have been blessed. Whether you’d love to go back to Italy or are waiting for your first trip, my hope is to help you create and enjoy an Italian experience which will delight your culinary senses and explore the essence of Italian cuisine, making your cooking - “Buona Cucina”.
Buon Appetito !!!
Gather 8 of your friends together
for a 3 hour hands-on cooking class
and prepare and enjoy
a 4 course Italian dinner.
~ OR ~
If you prefer to treat your friends
to an Italian dinner, we will come and prepare
a 4 course dinner and serve
you and your guests in your home.
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