Summer 2017


Let's Cook with Maria Verzilli
"Maria is excellent - a good mix of food and Italian culture"

Let’s Make Ricotta

Ever wonder how to make ricotta cheese, now is your chance to learn. You’re not going to believe how easy it is! Once you make your own ricotta, it’s hard to go back to the tub!  Maria is going to share with you the history of ricotta and the Italian culture. Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4175 C01
Sat, 6/3, 9-11 am

Let's Make Manicotti - NEW CLASS!

Rich, homemade stuffed manicotti is easier than it looks. You don't need any special technique. A light hand and a few basic ingredients are all you need to whip up these "little sleeves" of deliciousness! Maria Verzilli

Newtown Campus/$49 (plus $5 materials fee payable to instructor)
RCULI 4189 C01
Sat, 6/10, 9-11am


Former international supermodel turned Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati has won numerous awards for her bestselling book series and Blog-The Basic Art of Italian Cooking by Maria Liberati tm- including the  Gourmand World Award and  Culinary Travel Blog of the Year/  Considered one of the foremost experts on Italian Culinary Arts  and Culture, she frequently appears at consumer and trade food and wine shows, TV, and radio and is currently working on her own PBS TV series. She also is a consultant for Food Travel Blogging and Online Content Development.

Food Blogging 101

Learn how to become a blogger for a hobby or for a second income. Have you ever been inspired by a meal or a specific dish or recipe and want to share it with others? How about sharing it with the world? Learn how to create inspiring social media of 40 characters or less, combine photos and words to make delicious content. Creating your own food blog is definitely empowering. What better way to combine your recipes, your pictures, your thoughts and creative expressions – in a beautiful, yet personal presentation. Maria Liberati

Newtown Campus/$79
RCULI 4174 C01
3 Sat, 6/10-6/24, 9-11am

Exploring Italy's Food and Art Through Leonardo DaVinci                        

Did you know that besides all of his other amazing inventions and masterpieces- DaVinci was also a foodie. He invented many kitchen devices that we take for granted, had his favorite recipes that he depicted in some of his paintings and poetry from his notebook and had tried to support himself while in art school by opening his own restaurant with another famous art great. Maria Liberati, author of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style will guide you through a power point presentation on a trip through Italy per Leonardo's travels and food experiences. Learn some of DaVinci's favorite recipes and his kitchen inventions. Maria LIberati

Newtown Campus/$69
RCULI 4179 C01
Sat, 7/15, 9 am -12 pm

The Basic Art of a Tuscan Picnic

This course will include a cooking demo of a 4-5 course Tuscan Picnic by the instructor as well as tips on how to have a Tuscan Picnic. This course will include a cooking demo by the instructor of each of the courses, recipes will be provided as well as tips on hosting your own Tuscan Picnic. Attendees will sample all courses and eat as a Tuscan Picnic. Maria Liberati

Newtown Campus/$69 /4187 C01
Sat, 5/20, 9-11:30 am