For 25€ IES Abroad Rome offers a cooking module every Monday for five consecutive weeks that is taught by one of their Italian professors, Antonella Maglione. In order to show us a part of the Italian culture, we learned several different traditional dishes - all in Italian. It was a great way to provide for lunch, as well as gathering delicious recipes that we will be able to show off with once we return back home or to college.
During the first lesson, we learned to cook different antipasti: traditional fried zucchini flowers, the typical tomato bruschetta, as well as garlic bruschetta, a zucchini quiche, and simple vegetables on skewers. In contrast to antipasti, we learned how to make our own gnocchi from scratch (or rather from potato and flower). We made two delicious sauces with the gnocchi - one tomato sauce and one mushroom sauce. The third lesson focused on the cleaning, preparation, and stuffing of calamari with cocktail tomatoes and calamari tentacles. As a side we cooked peas covered with eggs that were then steamed together. During the following lesson, we baked onions topped with tomatoes and rosemary, pumpkin topped with rosemary and spices, and of course we also baked the pumpkin seeds. During the last class we learned how to make desserts: we made traditional tiramisu, as well as a summertime version of tiramisu made with pineapple instead of coffee.
Fried Zucchini Flowers Two Types of Bruschetta Zucchini Quiche
Handmade Gnocchi Handmade Tomatoe Sauce Washing Calamari
Stuffed and Fried Calamari Baked Onions Baked Pumpin
Traditional Tiramisu Summertime Tiramisu
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<p>My name is Kathryn Sommer and I study at Haverford College, a small school right outside of Philadelphia. I am a premed student majoring in biology, though I also have a passion for art, especially drawing and photography, both of which I enjoy the most when traveling. I was fortunate enough to grow up traveling the world, mainly Europe, as I was born and raised in Germany. On one of my shorter trips in my childhood, I have visited Rome and I cannot wait to get to know the city, the culture, and the people better.</p>