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Puglia Cooking with a Tiramisu Finale

April 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Puglia, the heel of Italy on the Adriatic is known for its spectacular golden beaches, bright whitewashed towns, lavish farmlands, ancient churches and ruins, and unspoiled nature. Some of the best traditional Italian dishes come from Puglia. Puglia known as the land of farmers and fisherman is based on simple and locally grown ingredients for cooking. Chef Alba says, “join me in cooking some of my favorite Puglia dishes, the culture that loves food and lives life with great passion and wisdom.”

Participants in her classes have commented on how she generously and enthusiastically enjoys sharing her knowledge, experience, Italian culture, off the beaten path recipes, and tips. This is an exciting opportunity to learn new recipes using Mary’s Land Farm fresh produce, eggs, meats, and Secolari products. After the cooking class, enjoy the pleasure of the table with delicious recipes overlooking the views of this charming farm. When available, we with go the greenhouse to select our fresh ingredients for our recipes. During the class Chef Alba with give you background/origin on the dishes we will be making. She will show you traditional and old-style methods of cooking that will simplify your cooking style. Class members are encouraged to participate in creating these off the beaten path dishes.


Olive Fritte Pugliese Aglio e Pepperoncino

Risotto Primavera

Salmone in Salsa di More e Balsamico


 Class includes recipes. 

Suggested Puglia wines to bring to class: Verdeca (white), Negroamaro (red)

Click here to register for class!

Alba is cooking instructor for over 18 years. She is a food blogger, recipe writer, food tester, editor, and a private chef. Born in Italy and raised in Tunisia, Alba’s passion is to share her muti-culture cooking experience, and the art of simplifying technique for her clients. Her recipes are rustic and vibrant in taste. Alba has written two cookbooks; La Cucina Semplice and Flavors of Maghreb and Southern Italy, both available at Mary’s Land Store.

Alba has appeared on FOX DC, CBS DC, and PBS Virginia performing live cooking demos. Alba is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, International Association of Culinary Professionals, Slow Food, and Culinary Historians of Washington.


April 6
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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