What you'll do
The meeting point is Mamma Chica's Restaurant, where Francesco, the owner of the structure, will take you to his land where you can pick the fresh basil. After you go to the restaurant where the hall will be set up with all the necessary. We'll start with the cleaning of basil and you'll learn the origins of basil and his ingredients, the reason why you have to follow all the steps of the recipe and little advice. Then the production of the fresh pasta like tagliatelle o other that the group will decide alla togheter, All the ingredient will be in the room also the mortar from Carrara to make the pesto. Making pesto is relaxing and our location is sourrondend by greenery on La Spezia's hill, a perfect palce to have a relaxing and delicious day. Our goal is to get in touch with the origins of the food and tell you the cooking culture in Liguria. When all the ingredients will be ready, you'll start to cook and enjoy your meal with the group!
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Everyone loves pesto! I'm the owner of the restaurant inside the Farm Mamma Chica and I learned to make pesto since I was a child, like a real ligurian. It was one of the first recipe that my grandmother tought me. I love the idea to share with other people the real recipe of Ligurian Pesto. Nothing is better than a good pesto made with fresh ingredients, according to tradition.
All the ingredients
Water and wine
Pestle and mortar
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Where you'll be
The cooking classes will be held at the farmhouse Mamma Chica, in Cozzano, on La Spezia's hill. The structure is easily accesible from the train Station of La Spezia also Cinque Terre or Portovenere. You can go by car and you can park in our parking or by bus.
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Things to keep in mind
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Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
All the ingredients and the neccessary will be in the cooking class room.
Cook & Eat, Pesto and fresh pasta