food.social Chef Interviews : Valentina

In this episode of food.social experiences, we change our direction to a cool Milanese loft owned by our chef Valentina. She is a journalist who writes about design and architecture, and also a university professor, but also a passionate gluten free chef! Her passion for cooking transformed to gluten free cuisine when she found out that she was celiac. A well known home chef in the gluten free circles, Valentina enjoys crowded social dining experiences with people from all over the world. Keep following Valentina on food.social to find out more about delicious gluten free dishes and join amazing culinary experiences.

food.social Chef Interviews : Sylvie

food.social team visits Sylvie, a traditional Italian home chef at her cozy and welcoming house. She shares her cooking journey with a big heart warming smile. The way that she enthusiastically describes how she selects the right combination tastes to please her guests can only give a hint about what you should expect when you join her dining events. Keep following food.social to learn about Sylvie and join amazing culinary experiences.

Cooking Class followed by Dinner with Mariangela

Are you on a visit to Milan and wondering how will you pack so many souvenirs for all your friends back home? Or perhaps you’re a resident of the city and are looking for a new refreshing activity to do on your day off? In either case, we have the answer for you. Sign up for a cooking class with Mariangela at Cascina Cuccagna.

Here are the top reasons why you should sign up for this class:

1. Cooking skills make for a great souvenir.

When in Italy, learn to cook as the Italians do. Sure, there will one too many Italian restaurants around the block from your home, but there’s no better Italian food than the homemade kind. Learn the traditional recipes and surprise your friends back home by throwing them an authentic Italian themed dinner party.

2. Cooking is therapeutic.

For those who reside in the city, and have had a hectic work week, it is vital to do some de-stressing activities on your day off. Cooking has proven to have therapeutic effects on people, especially when you are making something you love to eat. This class offers the opportunity to learn the traditional Italian recipes and cooking techniques that have been passed down generations in Italian families. This unique learning experience will revitalize any food enthusiast, and give you a chance to reconnect with your roots.

3. You get to interact with fellow food enthusiasts.

This class is conducted by Mariangela, a Sicilian woman who has been enamoured by the culinary arts ever since she was a child. Mariangela grew up watching her mother and grandmothers preparing wonderfully delicious meals for their family, creating art in the kitchen. She took inspiration from these amazing women in her life and realized her passion for cooking. At Cascina Cuccagna she runs her own cooking school, “The Cucinista” where she passes on her love & skills for Italian as well as international recipes. Being in this class will allow you to not only interact with Mariangela but all other students who have come in with similar excitement to exchange recipes, trivia and skills.

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4. There’s dinner.

That’s right. You aren’t just following instructions and cooking up a small portion enough to take a photograph for your social media. This cooking class is followed by a dinner which allows you to taste all the varieties that have been prepared during the class, plus additional delicacies by Mariangela. This is a great bonding and networking opportunity.

5. It’s located in an 18th Century Farmhouse.

Cascina Cuccagna is a charming 18th-Century farmhouse, that has been restored to a modern functional space that preserves the old-world beauty. Located in the centre of Milan, this farmhouse serves as space for the community to promote cultural and entertainment activities. Easily accessible and a hub of cultural activities, this is the perfect place to unwind and mingle with like-minded people.

food.social Chef Interviews : Mariangela

In this first episode of food.social chef interviews, we are visiting Mariangela at her home. A Sicilian who now lives in Milan,  feel in love with cooking while watching while her grandma and mom preparing wonderful meals in the kitchen and has been cooking since her childhood. She now manages her own cooking school in Milan where she teaches her guest amazing Italian and international recipes. You can enjoy her classes and food at food.social.