In-Person Cooking Class

Italy by Ingredient - Olio Nuovo (New Harvest Oil)

Sun | Jan 14, 2018 | 3–7P PT

Teacher Viola Buitoni

Discover Viola’s Italian cooking - one ingredient at a time. This class will introduce you to Olio Nuovo, the just-pressed olive oil from last fall’s crop. Join Viola to understand why, when it comes to olio nuovo, thriftiness should be damned. Use it early and often and while it is still that: new. And fresh, and lively, and happy.

Menu | Recipes

Panzanella invernale
Winter panzanella

Pasta e fagioli all'olio nuovo
Pasta and fagioli with olio nuovo

Cicorie d’inverno in salsa di acciughe
Winter chicories in anchovy sauce

Verdure di stagione arrosto all'olio nuovo
Roasted seasonal vegetables marinated in olio nuove

Zuppa di pane di rimedio
Leftover bread and winter vegetable soup

Tortino di yogurt all'olio d'oliva
Yogurt and olive oil loaf cake

About the teacher

Viola Buitoni

VIOLA BUITONI, chef instructor and food writer, was born in Rome and raised in Perugia, Italy. With stories and knowledge from six generations, her dishes cross the best of California agriculture with the finest Italian food imports.
Viola has been teaching cooking in the Bay Area and internationally since 2009, after years as a chef and caterer in New York. She is the resident Italian instructor at The Civic Kitchen, where her classes often sell out months in advance. She has taught at venues around the U.S. and Italy, including the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, Eataly in Chicago and New York, and the Puglia Culinary Center.
In addition to teaching and leading culinary tours in Italy, Viola serves as a food advisor for San Francisco’s Italian Consulate and Cultural Institute. She is a contributing writer for La Cucina Italiana and Italy Segreta. Her first cookbook, Italy by Ingredient, is due out from Rizzoli in autumn 2023.
Viola serves as founding co-chair for the grains category of the Good Food Awards. She lives in the Mission District with her husband, son and tiny dog.
More about Viola

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