What a blast!
Earlier this week, we were invited into the kitchen-classroom of our East Village neighbor, Alessandra. You might know her through her cooking school, Cooking With Alessandra.
We got to teach a fun evening course on the ingredients used in basic Italian cooking. We made several varieties of pizza, of meatballs, and even variations on the custard-y dessert treat, panna cotta.
Here’s a photo of AllSpice owner, Rory Brown, and shop manager Chef Amy Kenny, from the class:
We’ve had several requests for a list of which oils, spices, herbs, and blends were used in the different dishes we made. Here it is:
Tomato Sauce – Chipotle Olive Oil
Wild Mushroom – European Blend Mushrooms with Black Truffle Salt
Artichoke/Goat Cheese – Eureka Lemon Olive Oil & Greek Seasoning
Arugula/Tomatoes – Fig Balsamic Vinegar
Bacon Dough – Hickory Smoked Salt
Fresh Berry – Blackberry Ginger Balsamic or Dark Chocolate Balsamic
Spice Chocolate – Chili Threads
Vanilla-Honey Pistachio – Vanilla Paste or try Lemon Pepper
Spicy Mango – Pink Peppercorns
Espresso – Espresso Brava Salt
Thanks again to all the participants who came to the cooking class. And thanks, especially, to Alessandra, for inviting us over for the evening — we had a blast!