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College of Extended Learning

A Taste of Italy

CCOM 2036

Treat yourself to a Taste of Italy, where the cuisine is as irresistible as the art and music. Like its heritage, Italian cuisine is spirited and diverse. Meals form a cornerstone of Italian society. Whether dining in a simple, down-home Osteria or world-class Ristorante, the pace remains unhurried, while the passion flows freely.

Join seasoned home cook Mark Temelini as he shares his mother's and his two grandmothers' traditional Italian recipes. You'll get hands-on experience cooking and preparing (and eating!) three typical Italian dishes, each involving hand-made pasta.

2018 menu:

  • Feb. 24: Stuffed tomatoes, Cannelloni (with meat filling), Pizzelle (waffle cookies) with Nutella.
  • Mar. 17: Zucchini with Ricotta filling, Spaghetti Carbonara, Zeppole (Italian doughnuts).
  • Apr. 28: Caprese salad, Tagliatelle with bolognese sauce, Pizzelle (waffle cookies) with Nutella.
  • May 12: Bell peppers with olive oil and wine vinegar, Pizza capricciosa, Biscotti.

"I brought my Aunt to the Taste of Italy cooking class as we both love pasta. The class size was great and everyone participated in the preparations. We had a great time enjoying our menu with fellow foodies." - Kim Bishop Kendrick

Course details

Upcoming dates: Register for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018* (1 class)
Register for Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018 (1 class)
Register soon for Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 (1 class)
Register soon for Saturday, May 12, 2018 (1 class) 
Time: p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Renaissance College (Maggie Jean Chestnut)
811 Charlotte Street
Kitchen, Room 102 (campus map)

*Please note* The Feb. 24 class will be held in:
Marshall d'Avary Hall, Rm. 114
10 MacKay Drive
UNB campus, Fredericton (campus map)
Course fee: $45 (+ HST)
Instructor: Mark Temelini


There are no materials needed for this class.

About the instructor

Mark Temelini is a first generation Italian-Canadian with extensive experience in teaching at the post-secondary level. He holds a PhD in Classics (focus on ancient languages and civilizations) and is an instructor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at UNB. He has taught Italian for many years at universities, private language institutions, and government organizations. His proficiency in Italian has earned him high school and university scholarships in Italy. Mark is enthusiastic about sharing Italian language and culture with students. He also organizes and directs cultural tours in Italy.

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