Cooking Class

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Saturday, October 27: a rainy and cold day, but then warmed and brightened by 8 nice food & travel bloggers who decided to come to visit Todi with Elisa from and then chose the Hotel Bramante as  location for a wine tasting and for a fun cooking class.

Foto di Gruppo


Our chef Aldo, helped by the excellent Luigi, had carefully prepared the room and the worktable to welcome our guests and make them feel at home:  here’s the decorations in fall style! You like it?


Dettagli / Details

Dettagli / Details


The tasting included a white Viognier and a Merlot (San Rocco winery in Todi)  and Montignanello, a red wine produced with grapes sagrantino in Massa Martana (Todi, cant. Leonucci).


Vino bianco Viognier / White Viognier

Montignanello rosso / Red Wine


All wines have been matched with salami of Cinta Senese , carefully chosen by Aldo, and local cheeses (fresh and aged pecorino + pecorino di fossa, a cheese aged in a kind of underground hole ). For each wine there’s its food!


Formaggi / cheeses

Pecorino di fossa / Aged pecorino cheese

Salumi / Cold cuts.


The cooking class was really fun! Aldo taught  bloggers how to make our typical Umbrian flat bread, the Torta al Testo,  also known in Todi with the name “Pizza under the Fire”.


tavola per la pizza / Workingtable


Ingredients: 00 Flour, EVOO, salt, half-warm water and fresh yeast


Ingredienti / Ingredients


Giulia and Asha started with the pizza making and they got away very well!


Giulia and Asha

Chef Aldo and Asha


Then it was the turn of men: Ludger (Germany) and Rolando (Chile). They  were very good too!


Ludger and Rolando


Since the dough had  to rest for a few hours, Aldo had already prepared in the morning other doughs which we then cooked at the time to accompany cured meats and cheeses.


La pizza si cuoce / Let's cook the pizza!


Certainly the highlight of the afternoon was the hot pizza topped with thin strips of fresh bacon … I wonder why it finished so quickly!


Pizza con il guanciale / Pizza with cheek-pork

Karin Stienemeier and his husband Ludwig, USA and Germany ///

Giulia Scarpaleggia,
 Regula Ysewijn, Belgium/
 Nando Cuca, Brazil/
 Asha Pagdiwalla,
 Rolando Stein, Chile/
 Simone van den Berg,

Good bye dear friends! We hope to meet again! All the best to you and… cheers!!!


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