Students of Italian Learn the Vocabulary of Cooking Hands-on
By Cristina Farronato
Why settle for just learning Italian or cooking Italian food while you can do that at the same time?
In a fun-ﬁlled morning, the students of Italian 1 gathered in the kitchen at Morgan Hall to learn how to cook authentic Italian cuisine. The activity aimed to give the students a hands-on experience of cooking some classic Italian dishes and to rehearse their knowledge of food vocabulary.
The students cooked pappardelle al ragù, tomato sauce, and a variety of bruschette. They were excited to learn new recipes and techniques, and they were all eager to try out their cooking skills.
Pappardelle al ragù, a popular pasta dish from the region of Tuscany, was the main course of the meal. The students made the pasta, and the sauce was simmered for hours to develop a rich, ﬂavorful taste. The tomato sauce was made using fresh ingredients, and the bruschette were toasted and topped with a variety of toppings, including tomatoes, basil, olives, artichokes, and mozzarella cheese.
After the cooking was done, the students enjoyed the fruits of their labor. The food was delicious, and the students were proud of themselves for having successfully cooked authentic Italian dishes. Many of them commented on how much they had learned from the experience and how they looked forward to trying out the recipes again in their own kitchens.
The students’ progress was commendable, and their enthusiasm was contagious. They learned new vocabulary and an abundance of descriptive adjectives. They also understood that cooking Italian food is all about simplicity and using fresh ingredients, and that Italian cuisine is about more than just the food, but also about the culture, history, and traditions that go along with it.
Overall, the cooking class was a success, and the students left with a newfound appreciation for Italian cuisine and cooking. It was a great way for them to learn, have fun, and connect with each other and with Italian culture. Our Italian Department plans to organize more cooking classes in the future, and the students are already looking forward to the next experience.