Simple and Fresh Italian cooking classes

Ed & Nora Pankonin came to New Smyrna Beach, Florida for a short visit and fell in love with the area.
The Simple & Fresh Cooking School was born from the publishing of Ed’s cookbook, Simple & Fresh - A Century of Traditional Italian Recipes. It is a “hands on” cooking school that actually shows the techniques used in preparing Italian cuisine.
They have traveled extensively through Italy where there are many such schools. They wanted to create that Italian atmosphere where students come to the villa and set up in the kitchen next to the teacher.
Their recipes were passed down from generation to generation. Nora took over the duty of preserving these treasured recipes and has honed her skills in producing perfect dishes.
Now they want to share these beloved recipes with you. Come join in on these unique cooking classes and begin to master the skills and techniques of old world Italian cooking.
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Unless marked, classes cost $79.per person. See the Class Discription page for more details on the classes and a look at some of the other classes we have offered.
Pre-registration is required.
Apr classes
Italian Bolognese Pasticchio
You will make fresh sheet pasta, sauce and prepare Lasagna, or as it's known in Italy Pasticchio!
Jun 27th
Classic Italian Meat Sauce
Start from scratch and prepare our special slow cook meat sauce and meatballs. Once done, try a dish of pasta with your special sauce.
Jul 11th
Tratoria Dinner
Preparation of a four course dinner from antipasto to dessert.
Jul 18th

Our Pouplar Summer Children's Cooking Class Returns!

Two fun filled sessions are avaialble,
July 7-8 or 14-15, both are Tue/Weds, from 9am to 2pm. Pick up by parent only. Each class will be min 3, max 5/6 students.

The class will be $119 and the second session is intended for returning or advanced students.

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Class sizes are limited. Register early to secure a space in the class of your choice!
There is a minimum enrollment of 3 students per class and a maximum of 6. Classes that do not fill up will be refunded.

Full class descriptions and a complete list of the classes we offer are listed here:

Gift certificates are also available (Select only classes that are on the current schedule!):
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Simple & Fresh Cooking School
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

cell: 845-216-2464

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