May 4, 2019
Small plates are great for entertaining as well as daily mealtime. It all starts with good quality seasonal ingredients, pairing flavors, and using the right cooking ingredients to enhance the ingredients’ natural flavors. Come join Italian Chef Maria Capdevielle to learn how to create authentic dishes that will wow your guests every time! Together we will make:
- Pizzette (small pizza with artichokes)
- Farro salad with asparagus, peas and mint
- Crostini with roasted peppers
- Cantucci (classic Italian biscotti)
To register for this class please call (707) 938-4626 x1
Born to Italian immigrant parents in Venezuela, Maria Capdevielle was surrounded by the culinary world of her Central-Italian heritage, rooted in Abruzzo. As a child, she helped her mother, a caterer, make homemade pastas, sauces and rustic breads. She watched her father, a farmer in the mountains of Abruzzo, make charcuterie and salumi. Following a career in the tech industry in the Bay Area, she followed her culinary passion to the California Culinary Academy, becoming a professional Pastry Chef. She gained experience at The Rose Pistola in North Beach, The Waterfront in Embarcadero, Market Hall in Oakland, Chez Panisse in Berkeley, and The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant in Emeryville. Since 2005, she’s been teaching Italian cooking and baking. She’s the author of two cookbooks: a 2008 book about the pastries of Abruzzo (out of print) and most recently, The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil. Maria teaches culinary classes regularly at the Community Center.