Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Extended Travel Report: Italian Holiday 2015 - Day 5

On Day 5 we had another cooking class, this time it was centered around pasta. We learned to make 3 types of pasta that day: tagliatelle, gnocchi (a personal favorite!), and ravioli.

As with the previous class, the driver picked us up at Pontedera train station and brought us to Ca'Solare.
On the way to Peccioli

Some hay bales

We arrived a bit early so I took more ground photos of Ca'Solare this time.

The lush landscape of Ca'Solare

Outside the kitchen


The view from Ca'Solare

My friend standing by the gorgeous pool

We were joined by this other couple, Nick and Anna from London and the translator was Lucca, all of whom were about the same age as us.
Materials for the cooking class

Lucca, our translator

Hard at work
It was unbelievable how simple yet delicious the ingredients were.

Making the pasta

Ravioli and tagliatelle

Time went by quickly when you were having fun and before we knew it, it was almost 3pm. We originally wanted to go to Carrara after the cooking class so we decided to skip the coffee and left.
A plaza near Pisa Centrale

Corso Italia

Corso Italia

A typical cosmetic store in Italy

However, we had a change of heart since we'd read that the marble quarry closed pretty early and we were worried we wouldn't reach the place in time.

Instead, we went back to our apartment and did some shopping at PAM. We got a little carried away that our total purchase amounted to 90 euros! At the apartment, I practiced what I learned from the Tuscan cooking class and cooked us some dinner.
The chopped ingredients

A really great olive oil

Drowning the chopped ingredients in olive oil

Chunks of veal added

Chianti from our host

Chianti poured in

Our dining area

Our very Italian dinner!
Buon Appetito!

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