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  • Abruzzo Cooking School Shares the Best of the Region | Italia Living
    national or regional parks and you can enjoy everything from winter skiing to beach relaxation While the locals of every region in Italy believe their cuisine is the best and rightfully so for them to believe the Italian organization Confesercenti led research in 2013 which indicated Abruzzo as the best region where to eat in Italy according to reviews of foreign tourists and ratings The Abruzzo cuisine landscape is diverse stretching from the country land to the sea And if you would like to partake in the flavours of these exceptional regional delights learn how to get and cook them yourself all while enjoying the stunning natural beauty that is Abruzzo than you must book a stay and Italian cooking school experience with A Casa di Ezio Ezio Gentile was born in Prezza Italy and immigrated to the United States as a young man to pursue his love for cooking which he learned from his mother growing up Chef Ezio has been teaching in at a cooking school Italy on the Plate in Providence Rhode Island and also at a cooking school in Abbruzo sharing his passion for cooking with others Every summer he returns to his Italian roots and home village of Prezza Italy offering cooking classes at A Casa di Ezio Chef Ezio invites you to come and experience the beautiful ancient village of Prezza a mountainside village with unspoiled views of the Peligna valley Prezza is only an hour and a half East of Rome and 30 minutes from the Adriatic Coast The 1000 residents make you feel welcome and at home on your 1st visit to the Piazza the village center where everyone comes to relax and enjoy a glass of wine an espresso a gelato and the company of the locals and all of the

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  • Cooking Lessons with Italian Masters | Italia Living
    making and porchetta Pizza making farewell dinner class Some companies offer themed programs Edible Destinations for example has an organic cooking class and a mixology class Villa Relais Il Canalicchio Umbria The International Kitchen www theinternationalkitchen com also includes multiple Italian cities in its travel repertoire but offers sub categories for classes tours within each destination For example you may want to go to Sicily for your culinary education but will you choose the Authentic Sicilian Experience for the Food Lover Baroque Sicily Elegant Taormina and the Eastern Coast or Love Sicily package Each one takes you to a different Sicilian city and offers a different itinerary Active Gourmet Holidays www activegourmetholidays com is another option offering a wide variety of classes within numerous cities throughout Italy Cooking Class in Montepulciano Cooking Vacations www cooking vacations com can provide classes with executive chef instructors as well as specialized classes such as Kosher Capri or a well being program on the stunning Amalfi Coast located on the Sorrentine Peninsula in Salerno Their Lemon Lifestyles class may include some of the following dishes as described on their site Fiori di Zucca delicate Italian squash flowers stuffed with Ricotta and basil Arancini handmade rice balls stuffed with cheese peas meat and flash fried to a golden crisp Focaccia and Pizza fresh handmade dough baked in a wood burning oven topped with rosemary and fresh cherry tomatoes Fresh Pasta and Ravioli learn how to mix ingredients for fresh pasta a seasonal or cheese stuffing such as Ricotta and pumpkin or smoked Mozzarella basil and eggplant Fresh Orata and Foglie di Limone fresh caught sea bass grilled on lemon leaves Pasta con le Vongole pasta with sea clams Pasta e Zucca fresh country pumpkin sautéed with pasta Tittoli fried polenta triangles Melanzane Ripiene stuffed eggplant Pesce all Acqua Pazza Fish in Crazy Water with fresh tomato white wine garlic and parsley Totani e Patate local calamari sautéed with potato and fresh cherry tomato Risotto al Limone slow cooked rice in a creamy lemon sauce Torta Caprese chocolate almond cake from Capri Torta di Limone tasty lemon cake made with almonds and lemons Zeppole light fried pastries filled with cream and dusted with powdered sugar Biscotti Italian cookies flavored with almond orange or lemon Villa Scarpariello Amalfi coast Culture Discovery Vacations www culturediscovery com will take you to various Italian locales and hook you up with olive oil and Medieval chestnut festivals and truffle hunting Casa Gregorio Kitchen Rome At Casa Gregorio www italyculinaryholiday com there s only one destination Rome but you can choose between two all inclusive packages Roman Countryside which focuses on local traditions and La Dolce Vita which delivers a sophisticated Italian dining experience not to be missed If Tuscany is your focus Tuscookany www tuscookany com has three programs to choose from a one week Italian a three day Italian and a one week Mediterranean The Mediterranean program includes creating an elaborate Italian dinner a light Spanish lunch an exotic Moroccan

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  • Basics of Italian Wine and Food Pairings | Italia Living
    light and floral soups or stews If you re drinking a desert wine that is very sweet like a Vin Santo have a nice biscotti or torte The wine should always be just as sweet or sweeter than what you re eating Light Medium and Full bodied wines When you are cooking remember that light body wines like Pinot Grigio or Soave go well with steamed lightly sauteed or poached foods Medium and full bodied wines like Montepulciano d Abruzzo Brunello or Barolo go better with grilled roasted or baked dishes that have intense flavors Acidic wines like Barbera from the Piedmont region work well with salty dishes Try to work with the body of the wine and the depth of the meal Poultry Game birds such quail turkey duck and squab have earthy flavors that are more robust than chicken Because of this you should pair them with wines that can pick up those characteristics of spice and earth A beautifully balanced Amarone pairs extremely nicely Fish and Seafood There is a myth that seafood must be paired with white wine but it does not always have to be Chianti is such a diverse wine with a dry body that it will not ruin and hide the flavors of the sea Mix it up a bit and explore the flavors Some shellfish like oysters are excellent with sparkling wine like Prosecco Lambrusco or Asti The salt from the sea and carbonation from the sparkling wine make a delicious combination Consider the region Look at the region where the wines come from and pick foods or ingredients from that area Italy is as diverse in its wines as it is in its cuisine Take note of vegetables and spices that are popular in the region where the wine was sourced

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  • Abruzzo Archives | Italia Living
    Categories Arts Auto Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Abruzzo Cooking School Shares the Best of the Region March 2016 By Italia Living In the land of sea and mountain Casa di Ezio offers spectacular scenery and cuisine Filed Under Featured Food Wine Travel Tagged With Abruzzo Casa di Ezio cooking school Ezio Gentile

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  • Casa di Ezio Archives | Italia Living
    Categories Arts Auto Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Abruzzo Cooking School Shares the Best of the Region March 2016 By Italia Living In the land of sea and mountain Casa di Ezio offers spectacular scenery and cuisine Filed Under Featured Food Wine Travel Tagged With Abruzzo Casa di Ezio cooking school Ezio Gentile

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  • cooking school Archives | Italia Living
    Shares the Best of the Region March 2016 By Italia Living In the land of sea and mountain Casa di Ezio offers spectacular scenery and cuisine Filed Under Featured Food Wine Travel Tagged With Abruzzo Casa di Ezio cooking school Ezio Gentile Italian cuisine Prezza Top Cooking School and B B in Le Marche Italy for Sale September 2015 By Italia Living La Tavola Marche is a successful business ranked

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  • Prezza Archives | Italia Living
    Categories Arts Auto Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Abruzzo Cooking School Shares the Best of the Region March 2016 By Italia Living In the land of sea and mountain Casa di Ezio offers spectacular scenery and cuisine Filed Under Featured Food Wine Travel Tagged With Abruzzo Casa di Ezio cooking school Ezio Gentile

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  • Giada Valenti Making Her National Debut on PBS | Italia Living
    BeeGees Linda Ronstadt Dusty Springfield Roberta Flack Bread Domenico Modugno and many more Giada s voice and spirit touches the heart of her audience as she performs songs from multiple genres from the haunting ballad La Vie En Rose to the rock classic Light My Fire A natural storyteller Giada shares anecdotes and personal tales from her past creating a genuine connection with her audience Accompanied by a 26 piece orchestra Giada is costumed in stunning dresses that were specially made for her in Venice The extraordinary set design staging and décor feature elements that are typical of Venice The chandelier a focal point is made of 2 000 pieces of Venetian crystal and took nearly 16 hours to assemble FROM VENICE WITH LOVE features top notch production credits including arranger Chris Walden Andrea Bocelli Michael Buble Barbra Streisand Rihanna arranger Larry Gold Pink John Legend Aretha Franklin multi Grammy Award winning music producer Gregg Field Monica Mancini Gloria Estefan Arturo Sandoval Barbra Streisand television director Alex Coletti PBS specials for Josh Groban and Celtic Woman Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House and lighting designer Chris Landy Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and a GREAT PERFORMANCES Annie Lennox special for PBS Born and raised in Venice Italy Giada Valenti started to sing and play piano at the age of seven and began touring professionally with a band by age twelve She studied piano and music theory at the Santa Cecilia music school in Venice and received her music degree at the G Tartini in Trieste She also studied jazz with American singer Dawn Mitchell In Italy she has won several important music awards including the prestigious La Grande Occasione and Festival di Castrocaro While she was studying psychology at the University of Padova she met the love of her life and moved to The Netherlands She participated in the song contest San Remo New Talents in the World held annually for Italians living abroad and won with her pop ballad Solo Con Te Only With You This led her to a record contract with BMG Ariola in Europe and several hits on the charts as well as the use of her music in radio and television commercials In 2004 she moved to the U S and her self released CD Italian Signorina was launched to great reviews in December 2005 It featured the song Caruso that she performed on the red carpet at the New York City Columbus Day Parade in 2005 2006 and 2007 she has been featured in the parade every year since Producer Sonny Grosso and musical director Phil Ramone selected Giada for a role in the Broadway musical Be My Love based on the life story of tenor Mario Lanza In 2008 iTunes selected her version of the song Caruso as one of the 50 best songs in the Italian language In 2005 and 2006 she performed her own original shows La Dolce Vita Swings and Moonlight and Romance in sold out theaters in New

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