Highlights of this tour
- Hands-on cooking class with private chef
- Learn about Roman kosher cuisine while you cook
- Eat what you made!
- Learn about kosher culinary culture from a professional
HANDS-ON KOSHER COOKING CLASS IN ROME
Would you like to join a hands on Kosher cooking class in Rome? Our certified kosher cooking class will be conducted by an expert cook who will help you prepare four authentic Roman Kosher dishes in a private apartment in the Trastevere district, and teach you the secrets of centenary food traditions.
Before your hands on Kosher cooking class in Rome, you can tour the nearest food market with the chef and purchase what you need for the day.
Differently from other Jewish communities, the Jewish-Roman cuisine is based on a combination of culinary styles that originated not only from religious prescriptions, but also from the several native countries the Jews came from.
One of the turning points in the history of the Roman Jews was 1492, and not for the discovery of America!
In that year the entire Jewish community was expelled from Spain, and lots of them seek refuge in Rome, a safe and tolerant city in those days.
For the first time Iberian and Mediterranean flavors met the regional ones, creating a new array of recipes which were handed down through generations up to nowadays.
Most of all the use of fats, which were primarily olive oil based, definitely a luxury ingredient for the local community who savored the deep fried vegetables, among which three world famous dishes: Carciofi alla Giudia, jewish style Artichokes, Zucchini blossoms filled with mozzarella and anchovies, and Fillets of salt cod, delis that you can hardly forget.
The scholars who browsed the archives of the community found some old recipes based on Sweetbread with chickpeas, Tripe with garlic sauce, Pickled beef tongue, Spleen in a pan with sage and sour grape, and Free range chicken with vinegar and cinnamon sauce.
All of them deal with “quinto quarto” – the offal – which survived over the decades in popular and mouth-watering dishes like tripe or “pajata” prepared with the intestines of unweaned calves.
Well, I know that some dishes sound….exotic!
Just to tease your palate,
Cost of this tour
- Your culinary experience is held in a private apartment and is designed for private parties only.
- It lasts four hours, lunch included, and costs 210 euros per person (minimum two persons).
- A class operates with a maximum of 6 people.
- Market tour is optional.
- For larger parties: please send us an email!
Dress Code and advice
- No dress code
- Let us know if you have any allergy or intolerance