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A. W.

Country: Japan
Course: Italian Home Cooking
Program: Summer Course
Period: Sep 11, 2023 – Sep 30, 2023

I couldn't forget the trip to Italy that I did when I was a student, so I decided to take advantage of my retirement to study abroad for a short period of time. I chose the home cooking class because I love cooking and eating. I hope that while learning about the dishes that Italian people usually eat at home, I can also experience the dishes of restaurants outside and learn a little bit about food culture.

Oct. 13, 2023 | Posted in Reports, Summer Course , | Tags:, Reporter: A. W. | Course: Summer Intensive Course

Italian Home Cooking Summer Course (#2) – A. W.

Home Cooking blog The real carbonara, made with only eggs and cheese and no fresh cream in the sauce, was very delicious, with a yellow sauce full of the flavor of the guanciale. It was rich but smooth and had an addictive taste.
Home Cooking blog The Amatriciana sauce had the best flavor of the guanciale, just like the carbonara! The water was evaporated and boiled down much more thoroughly than I had imagined.
Home Cooking blog I tried making thick fresh pasta called peach. It took a lot of strength to knead the dough. As the students were stretching the dough into long noodles with both hands, the teacher repeatedly called out to them, “Be gentle!” It’s hard to follow your teacher’s example. The teacher gave advice while watching each student’s work, saying, “This requires practice” don’t be afraid of failure, “this is okay” and “do this”.
Home Cooking blog The cacio e pepe made with fresh pasta peach turned out to be thick noodles, almost like udon noodles, but the chewy texture was the best!
Home Cooking blog The key to making a simple cake using eggs, sugar, and flour was to whisk the eggs and sugar until they were stiff. The teacher’s hands when mixing the flours were very gentle.
Home Cooking blog The green pea garnish was a great combination of the umami of the pancetta and the strong flavor of the beans. It was so delicious that you would end up eating too much.
Home Cooking blog At Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, which I visited on Friday’s guided art visit, there were many Florence marks and the coat of arms of the Medici family. As I listened to the explanations as I walked around, I became more interested and wanted to visit the museum at a later date.
金曜日のART Visitで訪れたヴェッキオ宮殿とシニョリーア広場には、沢山のフィレンツェマークやメディチ家の紋章がありました。説明を聴きながらまわるので、より興味がわいて、後日、美術館も合わせてゆっくり訪れたいと思いました。
Home Cooking blog Guided Art Visit
Home Cooking blog I found a gelato shop that is particular about BIO, vegan, and sugar free products. The shop was cute, and the gelato was packed with the flavors of the ingredients and was very much to my liking.
BIO、vegan、sugar freeにこだわっているジェラート屋さんを見つけました。お店も可愛く、ジェラートは素材の味がギュッと詰まっていて、とても自分好みでした。
Home Cooking blog Had dinner with friends at a pizzeria that makes organic pizza. I tried making a pizza without tomato sauce. It was very delicious, but I wasn’t used to cutting pizza with a knife, so I had a hard time cutting it properly!


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