Melissa - Umbria (for mobile viewing, view in landscape)
Experience Schedule (menus below)
Private online experiences:
A great way to connect with family who live far away, and during this time when we cannot gather in person. A fun way to spend time with friends, and a great team building activity for companies, schools, parent groups and clubs. Any group!
All online culinary adventures include interactive cooking instruction and a pdf packet with our host's family recipes. Culinary adventures are 1.5 hours in duration, and are co-hosted with In My Kitchen founder Paula Mohammed, on zoom. Our online culinary adventures require a minimum of 4 registrants to ensure they go ahead as scheduled.
Here’s how it works:
After registration you’ll receive an email with your shopping list and equipment list. A day before your experience you will receive your zoom link and recipe packet.
At the scheduled time of your culinary adventure, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your session live.
Cooking with Melissa
When you meet Melissa you will feel like you have been transported to Umbria and cooking in Melissa’s family kitchen as she regales you with stories of her Nonna. Melissa's sense of humour and energy are contagious and you will leave your culinary adventure feeling content and inspired to share these recipes with your family and friends.
An Umbrian Feast
Ricotta Gnocchi al sugo di pomodoro (simple tomato sauce)
Ricotta Gnocchi is a specialty of Melissa's. Although potato gnocchi is typical of Umbria, this recipe (made with no potatoes) is one of Melissa's favourites and is easy to pull together with few ingredients.
Melissa learned to make this gnocchi from her friend’s Nonna. She was a great cook from the south of Italy (Campania). Variations of ricotta gnocchi are made throughout Italy and include gnudi from Tuscany (ricotta gnocchi often including some type of vegetable, like squash or spinach).
The ricotta gnocchi is served with Melissa's family sugo di pomodoro. A fresh tomato sauce cooked slowly on the stove. Simple ingredients are used for the sugo di pomodoro, showing how much flavour can come from dishes that use fresh ingredients and are not complex.
Pollo in porchetta
Roasted chicken marinated in an Umbrian style 'battuto' (marinade) of pancetta, sage, parsley and rosemary.
Ingredient boxes are available for private group experiences; curbside pick up in Vancouver please click here for more info.