We both agree that the class didn't offer enough hands on cooking for our taste. We pretty much got booted out of the group making the soup, but we ending up doing most of the Olive Oil Lemon Cake. And we grilled bread...
Not quite what we had in mind as far as fulfilling our "take home knowledge" quota... but hey, that bruschetta that everyone seemed to love so much (mainly, because we were all starving) couldn't have happened with out us... (or the people that chopped the tomatoes, but they don't really matter as far as this story goes.)
Three Tomato Bruschetta - bread grilled by master bread grillers, Michelle and Sabrina.
So we pretty much dumped some ingredients into a bowl for a cake, grilled some bread, and sat and drank wine. Good thing the rest of the class didn't mess up the other dishes too bad, and that we got the class for half off. All in all we did leave full, and I learned, not by actually making it but by reading the recipe book, how to make a fabulous Tuscan peasant soup called Ribollita.
Ribollita, courtesy of everyone but us.
Braised short ribs in a wine reduction. We did "help" put these in the oven.
Our masterpiece! Olive Oil Lemon Cake.
But most importantly I got to spend time with Sabrina, and anytime we are together is a good time!
peace, love, cooking, and happiness!