Cooking School a Hit with Alums

Howard Hewitt, Siena, Italy – After two full days of art, museums, and cathedrals, it’s fair to say the Wabash traveling group of alums, faculty, and staff were ready for a change of pace.

Steve Baker and Stan Vogel show how a Wabash man rolls pasta!

This morning most all of the the group spent four hours at the Scuola di Cucina di Lella Cooking School. Lella Cesari Ciampoli started the school 12 years ago – Siena’s first. Today her popular sessions are rated among the 100 best in Italy.

For 45 euro, members watch, learn — and certainly participate — before enjoying the creations for lunch.

Today’s menu was Pappa col Pommodoro, or traditional Tuscan Bread Soup; Pici with mushrooms and sausage (think really thick spaghetti); Arista di Cinta Senese in Porchetta Con patatine Arrosta (or roasted pork); and Cantuccini bisquits dipped in Vin Santo dessert wine.

The group had a ball. But the photos and video do a better job describing it.

See a photo album from Monday’s cooking school here.

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