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Come Home to Cortese: Cooking Classes in Western New York

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July 11th: A Night in Naples
This is the cuisine American Italian food is originally copied from. Featuring Sunday sauce, braciole pork meatballs- an all day sauce. Chef Jerry will be demonstrating the proper way to brown all the meats and construct the sauce along with making Genovese, a classic Neapolitan pasta dish.

August 8th: Tuscan Treasures
Crostini and Tuscan bread
Pici handmade Tuscan spaghetti with wild boar ragu
Panzanella bread salad

September 12th : Piccante Calabria
Spicy foods from the south
Eggplant parmigiana
Using Calabrian chili peppers in certain dishes
Gelato 101

October 10th: Magical Marche
Unique dishes from one of Italy's less known regions
Passatelli in brodo
Proper chicken stock
Vincingrassi, Italy's biggest and best lasagna

November 7th: Bologna la Grassa (the fat)
Italy's gastronomic center
Land of parmigiano and prosciutto
Tagliatelle Bolognese
Prosciutto parmigiano and balsamic tasting

December 5th: Holiday Traditions
From the feast of 7 fishes to classic holiday desserts we will explore some of the classic Christmas dishes and how we celebrate the new year.

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