La Cucina Italiana

La Cucina Italiana - english cooking class in Hamburg

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What awaits you in the cooking course - La Cucina Italiana

Come experience home style rustic Italian food which takes you back to the villages Italy. In this class, Chef Natasha Celmi shares her family recipes from southern Italy while giving you a little taste of the north as well. All the food is made traditional style from scratch using seasonal fresh produce- nothing out of cans and jars! A fun evening of slow cooking with amore, Italian music and of course, some amazing food.

Start off with some antipasti of a vegan melanzane parmigiana and grandma style zucchini polpette with fresh pesto, followed with a truffled cauliflower soup and rucola & pear salad.

Get your hands dirty while rolling some fresh gnocchi Sorrento style. Learn my family recipe of the best pomodoro sauce made from scratch with fresh tomatoes. We get a taste of the north with some baked polenta topped with an earthy mushroom and red wine sauce. And finally, this decadent feast is finished with an espresso pannacotta with caramel almond brittle.

The course will be in English and some translation can be done among the guests if required.

the menu

Classic Bruschetta
Sicilian Arancini

Napolitano eggplants, capers & cashew cream stacks 

Nonna’s zucchini polpette (fritters) 
Pesto Genovese 

Naples style pasta with creamy cannellini beans and truffle oil
Rucola, pear & walnut salad 

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
My family’s traditional pomodoro sauce

Northern style baked polenta squares
Mixed mushrooms & red wine sauce


Espresso Pannacotta, toffee almond brittle

Please note that the dishes in the evening may vary depending on the season, availability and number of participants. The cooking class takes place in groups of 10-16 people. 

price pro person: € 85,-

Natasha Celmi - vegan chef Kurkuma Kochschule

Natasha Celmi

Natasha is a chef, food writer and cookbook author. She lives between Germany and Rome and has trained in Italian cooking schools. While she is Indian her husband is from Naples, Italy and she has learnt traditional recipe from her husband’s family. Natasha has done many Italian dinners and cooking classes around Asia and is now in Hamburg.

Natasha has an active online presence via YouTube and Instagram @natashacelmi. Her award winning cookbook on global vegetarian cooking- Fast Fresh Flavourful has been very successful and her next book is about the Italian and Mediterranean kitchen.