Next cookery class with Lisa in Italy will be a Christmassy experience on 22nd December – starting at the central market in Florence at 10am – the experience will allow us to make all the fresh food from scratch – enjoying a cook’s perk of a glass or two of prosecco as we work, obviously we will eat the fruit of our labours washed down with a nice chianti.

All recipes are printed and you are provided with a pen to make notes plus an apron to keep you clean – all of which you can keep as a souvenir of your lesson.

Cost €79

After we have visited the Central Food Market in Florence at 10am we will return to the basement of aptly named Florentine restaurant Amor di Vino to create our own pre-Christmas meal.

To save turkey for Christmas day we are going to cook lamb with artichokes but first we will make seasonal bruchette to Lisa’s special recipes,


then fresh pasta for ravioli with pear and ricotto, melt in the mouth gorgeous!

Lisa with pasta stretched and ready to make ravioli

Lisa with pasta stretched and ready to make ravioli

Above :- Lisa with pasta stretched and ready to make ravioli

Then the rich lamb roast with artichokes

Roast Lamb with Artichokes

Leg of lamb roasted with artichokes

and finally a panna cotta with seasonal forest fruits – NB some of the images used are borrowed from other recipes for illustration purposes.

 Panna cotta with fruits of the forest recipe

Yummy – gia mi viene l’aqualina in bocca!