Rita is just giving her second lesson to honeymooner Sondra and her husband from Canada in Casa Galilei as we speak. Sondra has gone for the classic Italian meal option – the full monte. Rita first lesson to Kate (from England) and Doug (her American spouse) on pasta sauces was a great success. Kate said: ‘Thanks again for organizing the cookery lesson for us- it was great fun, Rita was a delight. We found the whole experience fun, informative and inspiring- I’m sure that it will be a great success in the future.’
Rita is just back from two days of teaching at the Italian cultural centre in London’s Mayfair. One of her students, Michael, wrote his own blog entry on the event http://iamcuriousmichael.blogspot.com/2011/09/italian-cookery-classes-or-leaning.html.
Here is a quote: ‘Lady Chef Rita is a pure delight and packed with personality and enthusiasm for her students. To be more accurate, she taught us baking, rather than cooking (on this occasion). Back home in Rome, she gives lessons in a wide range of dishes.
We learned the basics of dough, and how to prepare pizza, foccaccia bread with tomatoes and those hard little biscuits with almonds in that you dip in sweet wine or (for me anyway) espresso. My own personal experiences were – very much to my surprise – enormously successful! This is in no small part due to Rita’s great passion for what she does’.