Neopolitan cooking with Patrizia

  • Immersion Experience #1 - Patrizia
  • Immersion Experience #1 - Patrizia
Experience Schedule:
Saturday December 7th 2019 4:30pm-8:30pm
2 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$50.00 Sign up now
Saturday Dec 21st 2019 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now
Saturday January 11th, 2020 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now
Sunday January 25th 2020 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now
Saturday February 8th, 2020 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now
Saturday February 22nd, 2020 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now
Saturday March 7th, 2020 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now
Sunday March 15th, 2010 4:30pm-8:30pm
6 spots available
Immersion Experience #1
$95.00 Sign up now

If you would prefer to book your culinary experience over the phone or would like to book a private group experience please email us at info@inmykitchen.ca or call 604-329-8091

All experiences are informal, warm and welcoming.  IMK experiences are suitable for families, we recommend children are a minimum of 11 years old.

Patrizia offers a  complimentary beverage and you are welcome to bring your own wine to Patrizia's culinary adventures.  For insurance purposes we ask that you only bring one bottle per couple.

Immersion experiences are a 4 hour experience.  Includes a light snack upon arrival, approximately 2.5 hours of "in the kitchen" time, learning the recipes and participating in making the dishes, a full dinner shared together, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info.

Cooking with Patrizia: A Neopolitan (Italian) Adventure

Step into Patrizia's home and you feel like you have arrived in Naples on a Sunday, to join in the family meal.  As if you were in Naples, you will often find Patrizia's sister Toni joining her in the kitchen, if you are lucky she will be there the night you visit.  Patrizia brings a flare to her culinary adventures that surpasses any restaurant experience.  A combination of warmth and generosity coupled with style and grace.  You will be asking her as many questions about her tableware as you will be about her background and recipes.  Patrizia's cooking is in such high demand that she is now starting to take orders for meals to go!

Location:  Patrizia is located in the Kensington-Cedar Cottage neighbourhood of East Vancouver.  Soon after registration you will receive the exact address.

Immersion Experience #1

A Neopolitan Adventure

Hands-on with a pinch of demonstration

Antipasto Platter

Filled with eye pleasing and mouthwatering treats.

Pasta al Forno (Baked pasta with tomato and mozzarella)

This pasta dish is loved all over Italy. It is eaten by families at gatherings or celebrations. Italians seem happy to eat this dish at room temperature or quite cold, but I prefer to eat mine hot.

Neapolitan Braciole

In the Northern Italian cuisine, braciole means pork or veal chops, commonly grilled or seared. In Southern Italy, braciole have the same meaning as the international term: thin rolled steaks, filled with herbs and cheese.

The best Tiramisu you will ever eat

Bio:

I am of Italian descent from the south of Italy, Napoli. Born and raised in Vancouver with a very traditional Italian upbringing. The  second youngest of six siblings and thankful for all the traditions my parents have passed along to me and my siblings. Sundays were always spent with the family. It was the day we would celebrate each other with great food. When I was young, Sunday dinners were eaten around 1pm and lasted for hours. I remember everyone would simply linger around the table talking and laughing while enjoying Mom's Sunday meal. Today our family dinners are eaten at about 6pm. They don’t last as long but our Sunday meal typically  includes the same as it always has;  an antipasto, a primo; usually a pasta, a secondo; meat or fish with a salad. Fruit, nuts and dolce (sweets), along with a cup of espresso that completes the amazing meal. 

When did you first to learn to cook?

I always tried to pay attention to my Mamas cooking. Instruction was not a very orderly affair and rarely was there any formal teaching that took place. For my mom cooking was all about touch, feel, smell, passion and love. Food was about being a good mother who fed her children well. While ensuring we all sat down together to eat as a family. I learned to never use prepared foods and to use only the freshest and most authentic ingredients available.  I seldom go out for an Italian meal because I rarely find food with any of the same qualities and taste of Moms. Cooking for me is simple Italian home cooking and sometimes adding a modern twist. 

What is your cooking philosophy

My recipes are simple and using ingredients at the peak of their freshness and flavour is important to me. I shop for freshness, seasonality and market availability, which usually mirrors the cuisine of the Italian south. 

How do you express my love for cooking ?

The joy of cooking is the time I spend in the kitchen to prepare a meal for the people that I care for. It is the feeling I get knowing that almost everyone loves food and I am the one preparing it for them. My joy comes  at the moment that we sit down for a meal and we begin to enjoy what I have put together. It is a long standing tradition that friends and family sit down together and have a good meal. These are the moments I savor; enjoying a meal together will always trigger memories of good times.

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My joy comes  at the moment that we sit down for a meal and we begin to enjoy what I have put together. It is a long standing tradition that friends and family sit down together and have a good meal.
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