Up Your Italian Cooking Game

There are a few ways to graduate from spaghetti and Ragu to lasagnes and sfogliatelle. Here are our tips to up your cooking game. We can’t promise you’ll ever make manicotti like Nonna, but with practice, you’ll at least impress some friends.

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Italian Cooking

Italian food has long been amongst the most popular food in the world. Everyday people all over the world sit down to meals of fresh Italian food that tastes so good it’s hard to imagine making it yourself. However, there are some people who are up to the challenge of learning to make quality Italian.

For some, it is not just enough to enjoy Italian food, they need to create Italian food. There are a few options for learning to cook authentically. Some people live in areas where there are no Italian cooking classes. Others may feel too self conscious in order to go to an Italian cooking class. But there is an option for everyone that wants to learn to cook, whether they want to become a world class chef or if they just want to not be intimidated by a pot of boiling water and a handful of spaghetti. The great thing about Italian is that it has great dishes that are simple to make for the beginner and complex dishes that take world class chefs years to master. There really is something for every level.

Cooking Classes

The first option to learn to cook is to attend cooking classes or cooking school. If you want to become a professional chef specializing in Italian, then you will want to attend an accredited cooking school. There are many different culinary institutes in the United States and around the world that can help you specialize in Italian food. Research the different options and decide which will be best for you and will help you meet your goals. Some things to consider are tuition and location. You can attend school abroad or in your local area. If you want to start work right away after graduation at an Italian restaurant, then see what kind of help the different schools give in job placement after graduation.

Going to school to become a professional chef is very challenging, but in the end it is extremely rewarding to be able to craft some of the finest Italian food in the world. For those not wanting to necessarily become professionals, you can look into local cooking schools or community centers that offer lessons in cooking Italian food. You can learn to make specific regional Italian dishes or just take a few classes to teach you how to cook a meal for a special occasion to impress friends or family.  

The DIY Route

Another great option in today’s world is to learn how to cook Italian right from home. Today it is possible to take online cooking courses. This is a great option for people who are self conscious or like to take things at their own speed in a comfortable environment. There are both paid and free cooking classes online that can help you with your cooking skills. Research the different programs available and see what is right for you. Be sure to also check out reviews of online programs and see if previous students feel that they really learned how to cook Italian food from the course.

You can never be too careful online, but once you find a school that you like that has good reviews, don’t hesitate to jump right in.  Before long you’ll cooking up fabulous Italian dishes that previously seemed impossible.