Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Greetings from Carmela's Cucina,

I had a few free hours this afternoon and decided to go and check out the new cooking school where I will be teaching in April, Mothersauces. Located at 76th and Lyndale, Mothersauces is not only a beautiful store front offering any kitchen tool that you might want to purchase, cookbooks and spices, but they also have a beautiful area where they offer cooking classes.

I am scheduled to teach one of my favorite classes there on Wed. night April 8th at 6:00 p.m., Grazzietta's Farm House Dinner. The cost is $60 and you can go to the Mothersauces web site to register at: or phone them at 612-331-9680.

Grazzietta was my first instructor in Tuscany. We first met as dusk in her beautiful Tuscan garden where she was picking herbs and vegetables for the meal that we would later prepare together. Loaded in her basket were sage, rosemary, basil, parsley, oregano and spinach as well as fresh asparagus. From there we went straight to her cucina and created the meal that we will make together at Mothersauces. We will begin with a Bruschetta of Spinach and Mushrooms and for our pasta course make Pasta ala Erbe, a pasta in a rich herb and tomato cream sauce, we will enjoy sage stuffed chicken breasts and fresh roasted asparagus and then end our meal with a delicious Torta di Limone with fresh berries and a flourish of whipped cream. This meal is a real spring time treat and I know that you are all ready for spring.

So, do not delay, click on the web site link in this posting or just move to the right hand side of this page where you will see the link to the web page and sign up for this fun filled class. And I promise you I will give you more tips about cooking Italian and the Italian life style.

Looking forward to seeing you at Mothersauces in April.

Buon appetito,

Carmela Tursi Hobbins

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