I know that I have been writing about my fall tour and my favorite restaurant in Rome, so now I am going to write about my favorite Italian subject and that is: Mamma Agata’s cooking program in Ravello.
The other day I received, by mail, my first and best Christmas present. I noticed the package was sent to: Gourmet Getaways. I could not imagine who was sending me a package. I didn’t order anything. Quickly I got out the scissors and managed to get through layers and layers of packaging tape. Before my eyes were four packages of Mamma Agata’s pasta and a few other prized treats from Italy along with a thank you note from Chiara.
Well, I could not resist making pasta for dinner. Each package is sealed with the logo and a recipe on the back. How clever! Now you can get first hand recipes from Italy!
My husband and I had a wonderful delicious pasta dinner. It was so good he had a second portion. The texture of this pasta is best described by a smooth surface but a definite al dente center!
Suggestion: cook according to directions but watch is slowly as you do not want to over cook this pasta! It must have an al-dente center! That’s what makes it truly Italian.
For those of you that want to book a cooking class please send me an email and we will work together to get you schedules for the best cooking class in Italy. An experience not to be missed!
Those that cannot go I highly recommend you purchase her cookbook. You will think you are in Italy and after looking at these pictures you will want to give me a call and book that flight to Italy and register for her class.
If you have not purchased your cookbook you can do so by contacting Mamma Agata at
HINT: Best to order the book directly through Mamma Agata's website so that you can get a signed copy!
If you enter Gourmet Getaways in the dedication portion of the order she will know that I recommended you! Also she will personally send you a signed copy of the cookbook.