Alba's Cooking Classes



Williams-Sonoma Columbia Mall

To register: call (410) 884-0324  or visit store and sign up in person



Simply Cooking with Aromatic Herbs – November 13, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm
There’s no doubt that herbs enlighten and complement dishes. Herbs are valuable for cooking because they give a special touch to each dish.  Knowing how to use them is an art. Herbs are rich in vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and each has its own distinct aroma and characteristic. Fresh herbs can enhance the taste of a dish without adding calories or fat.  Learn how to use fresh herbs while making delicious recipes. An herb chart and recipes will be provided.  Menu: Pasta with Fresh Aromatic Herbs, Shrimp with Pistachio Mint Pesto, Tartar of Vegetable with Herb Yogurt Sauce.
  
Easy Holiday Dishes: Entertaining Italian STYLE!,  December 11, 2018- 6:30-8:30pm
Holidays are coming and with it the desire to prepare something special for family and friends. Perhaps during this hectic period, we want to make simple recipes and some we can prepare in advance, allowing time to enjoy the company of family and friend while impressing them. Menu:  Tartufini con Ricotta e Pistacchio, Patate al Forno Con Prosciutto e Mozzarella, Gamberi in Sfoglia con Mayonnaise all’ Arancia,  and for Pandaro con Limoncello Panna  


2019 

Unique Dishes of Istanbul - January 22, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm 
Menu: Potato Tahini Salad, Zucchini with Chickpeas and vegetables, Beef and Bulgur Koftas in Tomato Sauce

San Valentino Italian Style - February 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
Menu: Savory Panna Cotta with Crunchy Pancetta, Pollo con Salsina allo Scalogno e Spinaci, Patate al Forno con Prosciutto e Mozzarella

Discovering Croatian Rustic Cuisine - March 5, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

Menu: Ćevapčići (Beef Kofta), Swiss Chard and Potato Dalmata, and Croatian soparnik (kale and Onipon pie)

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 Annapolis, Maryland
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Feast of Seven Fishes - December 7, 2018 , 6pm start
The Feast of 7 fishes (Festa dei Sette Pesci), originated in Southern Italy and is celebrated on Christmas Eve every year. A typical seven-fish menu varies from family to family, or region to region. It typically consists of seven different fish and seafood dishes. In this class our menu is: Leek Chickpea Vellutata with Crusty Shrimp, Crostini Tuna and Cannellini Beans, Mussels in Gorgonzola and Cream, Salmon Torta, Roasted Cod with Tomato Caper White wine, Seared Scallops with Fresh Herb Dressing, and Fish of Season in Potato and Almond Crust.

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2019

Comfort Turkish Vegan Dishes – January 18, 2019
Turkey, home of the original Mediterranean diet, has made an enduring contribution to the world’s cuisine with its diverse gastronomic history and flavorful recipe. We will discover and prepare, Spicy Lentil and Bulgur Soup, Zucchini with Chickpeas and Vegetables, and Potato Tahini Salad

Italian Winter Tasty Dishes – February 1, 2019
Chef Alba’s cooking is born of tradition, aiming to recovering its high cultural and gastronomical values and most of all, sharing it. Enjoy making sophisticated, elegant, simple, and tasty Italian dishes such as Spiedini of Mozzarella in Carozza with Basil Sauce, Chicken Bocconcini in Cognac with Almonds and Golden raisins, Potato and Zucchine Gratin

San Valentino Italian Style - February 15, 2019
In preparation for February 14th storefronts set up heart-shaped themed items on display to remind us of this special day. Stories, legends, traditions fill this day with memories for all lovers around the world. On Valentine’s Day we look for special or romantic dinner to share with loved ones.  Join Chef Alba for delicious and easy recipes that have been selected for this occasion such as Savory Panna Cotta with Crunchy Pancetta, Pollo con Salsina allo Scalogno e Spinaci, Patate al Forno con Prosciutto e Mozzarella, and for dessert Coppe Di Mascarpone e Amaretti

Unique Dishes of Istanbul – March 1, 2019
The cuisine of Istanbul, Turkey reflects the legacy of Ottoman gastronomy with a unique mix of balance and originality. It is a cuisine that is extremely varied, colorful, rich, healthy, and precise. We will discover and prepare, Potato Tahini Salad, Zucchini with Chickpeas and vegetables, Beef and Bulgur Koftas in Tomato Sauce

Discovering Croatian Rustic CuisineMarch 29,2019 
Croatia's gastronomy is very rich and varied depending on the region. In Croatia, food is the star of most any social situation. In this class we will be making Ćevapčići (Beef Kofta), Swiss Chard and Potato Dalmata, and Croatian Soparnik (kale and Onion pie)
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To schedule a private cooking party at Williams-Sonoma in Columbia, or Whole Foods in Annapolis, please contact me directly.

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