02/18/21
RECORDED
Spaghetti Arugula and Walnut Pesto Served in Parmigiano Baskets. 

With Fried Tomatoes and Salsa Verde
  • Date

    February 18th, 2021
  • Time

    5:00 PM PST
  • Format

    Live Zoom Class

  • Materials

    Ingredient List, Recipe and Video 
What you will be cooking

Full of secrets and techniques. This fantastic dish will certainly impress your most demanding guests. Spaghetti al dente with fresh arugula and walnuts - Tuscan pesto - served in crispy parmigiano baskets made from scratch.

Once you'll discover how good and simple this appetizer is, you'll never go back. Fresh tomatoes deep fried with Pastella flour batter, served with a delicious, chilled green sauce made from parsley and capers.
In this class we will be covering:

  • A very usefull techique on how to prepare delicious Parmigiano baskets for appetizers, salads and pasta.
  • How to prepare the perfect pesto with arugula and walnuts.
  • How to transorm a simple fried tomato into an elegant appetizer finger food with salsa verde.
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Our students love us

Davide’s asparagus was so good, I was eating it out of the pan while cooking the pasta. How can each week be better than the last????
wendy H. 
Hubby ate all the ham! So my peas are vegetarian. Delicious, none the less! Another wonderful evening with my one star chef group! 😘😘😘
Heather D.
Love that I can make these recipes repeatedly, from my tiny RV kitchen, and that my 6 and 11 year old love them
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Chef Davide Cerretini

Chef, Restauranteur, Yelp Antagonizer
About
Chef Davide Cerretini has been in the restaurant scene in the California Bay Area for the last 25 years. The owner of Cacciucco restaurant (the first Livornese cuisine restaurant in the world), and Chef/owner of the legendary Botto Bistro, he forged his new career and became a celebrity when he waged a hilarious and successful war on Yelp, which led to him starring in the movie Billion Dollar Bully and appearing on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah. His passion and attitude are distinctly Tuscan - he is known, even in the restaurant industry, for his unique approach and distinctive way of interacting with his audience. What he loves the most is to open people's eyes and guide them to a deeper understanding of what Italian food is all about. For him, it's not just about cooking. It's a lifestyle and an attitude. If you cook for yourself you should be able to laugh at yourself!.
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