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4 events for... Italian food-lovers who want to learn the tricks of the trade


IF YOU’LL SETTLE for no less than fresh egg pasta and know the difference between focaccia and farinata, it might be time to take your knowledge of Italian food up a notch. 

Impress guests (and yourself) by learning how to make fresh pizza, pasta and more with the help of one of these four upcoming events…

 1. Try something new at A Taste of Italy

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When: May 14

Where: Saint George’s Terrace Restaurant, Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim

Create “a little taste of Italy” at this hands-on class, which includes learning how to make fresh pasta and tortellini, handmade gnocchi, classic Italian sauces, focaccia bread and more. Buon appetito!

Book your place here.

2.  Learn all you need to know at Italian School of Cooking

When: Throughout the year

Where: Pinocchio Restaurant, 1 Pudding Row, Essex Street West, Dublin 2

Head along to one of Pinocchio Restaurant’s nine detailed cooking classes organised to run throughout the summer, including how to make homemade pizza, oven baked Italian dishes and traditional Italian cuisine. 

Find out more information here. 

3. Take a trip to a southern Italian kitchen at Ballyknocken Cookery School

When: May 5

Where: Ballyknocken Cookery School, Glenealy, Ashford, Co Wicklow

Learn how to make dishes from Sicily and its surroundings at this class, taught by author and chef Catherine Fulvio. Recipes include fresh pasta and open ravioli with chicken and mushroom sauce, limoncello and caponata with crostini. Anyone else feeling hungry?

Find out more information here.

4. Master the basics of Italian cooking at home at Aniar Boutique Cookery School

When: October 13 (no harm in planning in advance, right?)

Where: Aniar Restaurant and Boutique Cookery School, 53 Lower Dominick St, Galway city

This course introduces the student to the methods and skills they need to create a number of key Italian dishes, including fresh egg pasta, gnocchi and tortellini, as well as regional Italian dishes using fish, meat and vegetables. 

Find out more information here.

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