The Italian Spring Garden

Duration: 3 hoursType: In-PersonPrice: $140

Springtime, when the weather is just right, the rains have brought the ground back to life, and the garden starts to fill with early vegetables too tender for the harsh summer heat. Marie Rutherford recalls her nonna’s garden, filled with fat tomatoes held up by panty hose, herbs bursting from the ground, and how lightly cooking these vegetables increases their flavor without losing their freshness. In class, you’ll celebrate the Italian spring garden as you make pane molle di prato (garden bread salad with tomato, peppers, almonds, herbs, and rosemary aioli); scaffata (braised asparagus, fava, and spring peas with lemon oil); fried artichokes with roasted fennel, olives, and preserved lemon; and poached rhubarb and strawberries with whipped mascarpone.

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