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Old 02-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #11
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biscotti, for sure. i love biscotti but don't know a single person who makes her own.... :)
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #12
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In general I think anything that isn't tomato based over pasta would be an eye opener.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #13
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biscotti, for sure. i love biscotti but don't know a single person who makes her own.... :)
I think biscotti is a great idea, if it doesn't take too long. Then people could find out how great they are - that they don't have to be those tasteless, dried up things I usually find in cafés and restaurants.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #14
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Thanks for the ideas. Good ones. I have to get things scheduled out so we can do this in a certain amount of time. So I may go with something that can be made a la carte. Not sure how much practical hands-on stuff I can actually get them to do. Gnocci is a good idea. Get them all rolling them out. I was thinking some kind of Scallopini. Get them slicing, dicing, hammering, dredging, browning, deglasing and reducing. Still drawing a blank on dessert. I'm not much of a dessert maker.

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How long is the class?

I had a cooking class for couples. Each group of 2 couples (10 couples) made a component of the meal. Our team made the gnocchi, it took an hour to prepare the meal and an hour to eat! It was a lot of fun.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:19 AM   #15
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How long is the class?

I had a cooking class for couples. Each group of 2 couples (10 couples) made a component of the meal. Our team made the gnocchi, it took an hour to prepare the meal and an hour to eat! It was a lot of fun.
Not sure. I have a bit of a meeting tomorrow. I should get the main questions answered then. I'm not even sure how many people he has coming, if he wants me to actually conduct or just assist with the itinerary and prep. I will let you know as soon as I find out. Thanks for the ideas, everybody. Keep em coming.....
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #16
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How about a semifreddo for dessert?
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:34 AM   #17
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I rather think Pasta alfredo is something typical american?

what crosses my mind:
- carbonara. A real carbonara, no cream, just eggs, bacon, onions and pecorino. So easy, so fast..
- Ragů alla bolognese. Takes probably to long, but everyone should know the taste of a real bolognese...
- Saltimbocca alla romana
- Osso buco milanese
- risotto
- Antipasti (Bruschetta, Bresaola, Prosciutto crudo, ....)
- minestrone
- Pesto (a la genovese, rosso, ...)
- panna cotta
- tiramisu
- zabaione

well... there would be so much more....
And now I'm hungry - wonder if there is enough time for a risotto....?
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #18
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and don't forget the wines.. ;o)
and a Spritz as Aperetif and the grappa at the end... together with the double espresso..

hmm.. I think I have to go the Italy again...
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #19
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i heartily support the tiramisu idea. tiramisu is a delicious dessert that is widely embraced and enormously popular in a variety of settings. it doesn't even require baking, yet many of us are hesitant to attempt making it on our own....
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Old 02-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #20
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Trippa alla Romana
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