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Simply Charming Umbria Cuisine with Chef Alba

March 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Chef Alba is back! 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.

Discover the green heart of Italy, simply charming Umbria. This cuisine is a perfect combination of authentic Umbrian flavors, ancient recipes, with quality local and fresh ingredients. Our cooking classes take place in the beautiful farm setting of Mary’s’ Land Farm. It is the perfect place to learn how to cook specialties of local Umbrian cuisine for lovers of good food. Chef Alba will guide you in a captivating class, whatever your cooking level. We will go to the greenhouse and select fresh farm vegetables for our dishes. Chef Alba’s says, “Eating well in an enchanting place is an irreplaceable pleasure.”


Etruscan Cipolle Grigliate e Bruschetta al Olio, 

Minestra di Farro di San Nicola,

Involtini di Petto di Pollo al Vino Bianco di Orvieto, 

 Patate e Zucchine al Forno.

Class includes recipes.

Translated Menu: Etruscan Grilled Onions with Bruschetta and Olive Oil, San Nicholas Farro Stew, Chicken Breast Rolls in White Wine from Orvieto, and Baked Potatoes and Zucchini.


Suggested Umbrian wines to bring to class: Sagrantino di Montefalco (red). Orvieto Classico DOC (white).

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.


March 16
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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