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A Taste of Italy

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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. All materials are provided.

Upcoming menus:

  • Oct. 5, 2019: Caprese Salad, Tagliatelle with meat sauce, Biscotti
  • Nov. 2, 2019: Melon and prosciutto, Ravioli with spinach and ricotta, Pears with zabaglione
  • Nov. 30, 2019: Bruschetta, Gnocchi, Chrismas calzone
  • Feb. 8, 2020: Minestrone, Pizza Margherita, Ciambella
  • Feb. 29, 2020: Stuffed tomatoes, Cannelloni, Pizzelle with Nutella
  • March 28, 2020: Zucchini with ricotta, Spaghetti carbonara, Zeppole (sugar donuts)

Course details

Dates: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 (1 class)
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 (1 class)
Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 (1 class)
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 (1 class)
Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 (1 class)
Saturday, March 28, 2020 (1 class)
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Renaissance College (Maggie Jean Chestnut), 811 Charlotte Street, Kitchen, Room 102
Course fee: $45 (+HST) per class
Instructor: Mark Temelini

Register for Oct. 5, 2019
Register for Nov. 2, 2019
Register for Nov. 30, 2019

"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

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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