The Meatless Monday campaign was launched in 2003 as a way to raise awareness about the health and environmental reasons for cutting back on meat consumption. Mario Batali joined the cause and even celebrated his 51st birthday with a meatless meal!
Celebrate Meatless Monday in the kitchen with Eataly’s Vegetable Butcher Alicia Walter and Le Verdure Chef Kiah Lotus, as we focus on Rome, the eternal city. We'll demonstrate four traditional Roman recipes to bring Spring vegetables to the center of your plate. Come and learn how artichokes, fava beans, peas, escarole and other favorite edible plants have always been at the heart of healthy, tasty dishes in the Roman kitchen.
Dishes will be paired with complementary wines. You'll leave class with a full belly and an expanded vegetable-centric repertoire.
Duo of Artichokes: alla Romana and alla Giudia
Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino (Spaghetti with Garlic, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil and Chili Flakes)
Bazzoffia (Soup with Favas, Peas, Artichokes and Escarole)
Pizza di Polenta (Polenta and Ricotta Cake)
Wines Of course from Lazio! Please check back shortly.
Alicia Walter splits her time as The Vegetable Butcher at Eataly and the Sous Chef of La Scuola. She has been called a vegetable expert, a walking encyclopedia and just plain obsessed. Ali has expanded her vegetable vocabulary while cooking in professional kitchens, working on a biodynamic farm and attending lectures all over the world. She has prepared delicious vegetable dishes live more than a dozen times on FOX and CBS, once worked in an artisanal tomato cannery and holds a certificate in Advanced Food Policy and Sustainability from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Bra, Italy.
** Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu and wines are subject to slight change.