Fundamental Knife Skills Class
Become comfortable and skilled with the most important cooking tool, the chef knife! Good knife skills makes cooking more fun and efficient. Refine basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts for vegetables—mince, dice, half moons, matchsticks, chiffonade, and more. Learn how to select a knife that is right for you, and tips for keeping your knives sharp.
Enjoy a delicious bowl of Minestrone Milanese (Classic Italian Vegetable Soup) made with the vegetables you prepare. Knife and apron will be supplied to use during class, but feel free to bring your own knife if you’d like to learn how to use it.
Class will be held at the beautiful Cook Like An Italian kitchen in East Austin. Address will be provided upon registration.
Reserve Your Space
Space is limited! Please reserve your space by sending Venmo payment for $65 (with “Knife Skills” and your email address in the subject line) to @CookLikeAnItalian or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
About the Instructors
Space is limited! Please reserve your space by sending Venmo payment (with “Knife Skills” and your email address in the subject line) to @CookLikeAnItalian or email email@example.com if you need assistance.
Growing up in an Italian-American family, Monica was cooking by the age of 12, and it was her father (raised in an immigrant household) who taught her how to cook pasta perfectly al dente! She had a number of Old World family recipes under her belt long before she began cooking for her own kids. After teaching Italian foreign language and taking students on trips to Italy, Monica started Cook-Talk-Travel Like an Italian. She teaches authentic Italian cooking (different from Italian-American cuisine!) and Italian language classes here in Austin, Texas, and takes small groups to the least touristy parts of Italy. She holds a BA in Italian Studies, a BA in Spanish, and an MA in education; has lived in Italy, South America and Texas; and is a citizen of both Italy & the U.S.
Rachel is the creator of Cook Love Heal food blog and the online cooking course Cook Naturally Without A Recipe. She specializes in health-conscious cuisine with a focus on plant-based, macrobiotic, and Ayurvedic cooking, and gets inspiration from traditional Latin American, Mediterranean, Indian, and Japanese dishes. Rachel is passionate about guiding individuals to make gradual changes that offer lasting health benefits, and has been teaching natural foods cooking for 15 years. She is a certified natural foods chef and macrobiotic health counselor, and holds a BA in Biology and MA in Ecology and Evolution.