Italian Cooking

Ref: C3672268

Every lesson you will learn how to cook a new Italian dish, following step by step instruction from our expert Italian tutor. With an eye always focused on healthy and varied diet (and the other focused on the budget!), we will have a journey in the Italian cookery tradition. At the end of the course you will be able to confidently replicate at home the dishes and techniques you have learned during the sessions, and you will be able to organize a real Italian dinner experience, from the starter to the dessert, to impress your friend’s and family’s palate.

Course aim

The course will give you a foundation of core Italian cookery skills from which you can build a range of further dishes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • cook at least 3 Italian starters (at least one vegetarian)
  • cook at least 3 Italian first meal (pasta, risotto, gnocchi; at least one vegetarian)
  • cook at least 3 Italian second meal (with meat, fish, cheese or vegetarian)
  • cook at least 2 Italian sides with vegetables and at least 2 Italian dessert
  • organize an Italian full meal from starters to dessert, eating healthy and on budget

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • This is a "learning by doing" course: you will learn some of the ropes of the Italian cuisine cooking your own meal.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring an apron and containers for food. You will also need to bring your own ingredients (full list for the first class will be given a week before the beginning). A notebook and a pen would be useful to take notes about recipes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Italian Cooking Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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