An Italian Chanuka
Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, lasts 8 days and every night candles are lit and many dishes are shared together, most of which are fried. Join Silvia Nacamulli around the La Cornue demonstration island as she shares her Italian culinary traditions for this intriguing celebration. Recipes shared will include ‘Polenta Fritters with Anchovies’, ‘Mini Fried Mozzarella Balls’, ‘Apple Fritters’ and traditional ‘Sufganiot’(Doughnuts with Jam or Nutella). This is sure to be a night of indulgence in mouthwatering traditions.
3rd December 2015
To book visit the Divertimenti website.
Party Food & Entertaining
To effortlessly entertain is an art. Join Silvia Nacamulli as she shares her tips on how to host a successful dinner party, including planning ahead and choosing the right menu. The class is part hands-on and part demo, making dishes suitable both as finger food and/or as part of a dinner menu. Dishes include filo parcels with aubergine, chilli and feta, mini fish boulettes with Asian dressing, a pumpkin, coconut milk and lemongrass soup and mini tartlets with peppers and goat cheese.
8th December 2015
To book visit the JW3 website.
Once your family has tried your own homemade fresh pasta, they may never want dried shop-bought noodles again. And if you think it’s fun to eat, then it’s a whole lot more fun to make, as you’ll find out with pasta chef and teacher Silvia Nacamulli.
11th February 2016
To book visit the JW3 website.
Roman Jewish Cuisine
Join us on a course that mixes the history and flavours of Rome. Silvia Nacamulli is from Rome, home to Europe`s oldest Jewish community, and was brought up cooking in the Italian Jewish tradition. She traces back this tradition through the centuries in an enthusiastic and entertaining way, teaching the secrets and origins of simple yet elegant dishes that are sure to become favourites in your own kitchen. Dishes include zucchini ripiene (stuffed courgettes with meat), Pasta e fagioli (Borlotti bean soup), Spinach with pine nuts and raisins, as well as Pizza di Piazza which are delicious Roman Jewish fruitcakes with nuts and candied fruits. This course is ideal for both the established cook looking to add dishes to their repertoire and the beginner looking to cook dishes outside of the obvious.
Date: Wednesday 17 February 2016
Time: 6.00pm - 10.00pm
To book Click here .
Baking for Pesach
Silvia Nacamulli will give you ideas for the Pesach (Passover) table, this time focusing on desserts and sweets. Recipes include almond and orange florentines, a deliciously light carrot cake, an interesting spinach and almond cake, and a chocolate coffee and pine nut cake.
12th April 2016
To book visit the JW3 website.
Private cooking lessons and
larger corporate and charity cookery demonstrations
Silvia´s cooking demonstrations and private cookery lessons are an informative and fun way to learn more about quality Italian Jewish cooking.
Priding herself as a 'cook' rather than a conventionally-trained 'chef', Silvia´s classes are popular for their emphasis on traditional home cooking which is open and accessible to everyone. The secret behind the interactive classes is 'real' food which you can smell, share and experience in a fun and relaxed environment. Dishes and recipes are described in their cultural and historical background adding an extra touch of interest, while Silvia´s approachable and charismatic teaching method will keep you captivated throughout.
Silvia also organises 5-day cookery courses in Umbria.
Private Cookery Lessons
From one-to-one tuition, to lessons for couples and groups of friends, Silvia´s bespoke classes and courses can be tailored from small, selected groups, to larger gatherings and parties.
Silvia will teach you the secrets of authentic Italian cooking in the comfort of your own kitchen with hands-on, personal guidance, and expert tips about where to source the best produce and ingredients. Preparations for each lesson are made simple and Silvia will bring all the necessary ingredients and materials. By the end you will have learnt how to cook three delicious dishes of your choice and enjoyed a freshly cooked meal. Simply choose three recipes from her Menu and contact Silvia to make your booking.
Prices for private lessons vary from £80 to £120 per person. A 10% discount applies for courses of 3 classes or more. Groups of 6 people or more have reduced price. Each lesson lasts 2-3 hours.
Gift vouchers are available for each of Silvia’s services and range in value. From private cooking lessons at home, to Silvia’s courses in Italy or catering for a special event, why not treat family or friends to a gift with a difference.
For more information or to purchase a voucher, please contact Silvia.
Charity Functions, Corporate Events, Team-Building and Larger Groups
The versatile nature of Silvia´s classes makes them a popular choice for larger groups and audiences and those attending charity meetings, corporate functions and team building events will be challenged and entertained by Silvia´s energetic and informative style of teaching.
Silvia can recommend a range of venues to hire. Alternatively, if you can provide your own premises, she will be happy to conduct the class there.
Silvia´s portfolio of corporate and charity clients includes:
As well as numerous synagogues, schools and Charities across the UK.
Silvia hosts a range of exciting cookery demonstrations in around London including Divertimenti. These attract a broad audience including men and women of various ages and nationalities. Many returning guests regularly attend Silvia´s classes to learn more about her cooking on an on-going basis.
Advice on cooking methods and equipment is given throughout as are tips on new delis, stores and where to find the best produce or kosher-friendly ingredients.
At the end of each session, guests are invited to sample each of the delicious specialities while chatting to other guests in an informal setting. Ad-hoc cookery demonstrations can also be organised, please contact Silvia for a quote.
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