Francesca Giarraffa Virtual Demo at Bake!

Gnowing Gnocchi and More with Francesca Giarraffa


Join us for a virtual demo that will have you falling for the art and joy of southern Italian food.

In this virtual demo, you will learn to make a four-course Italian meal including two kinds of gnocchi (Gnocchi di Farina and Gnocchi di Patate), an artichoke heart stew (Carciofi in Umido), sausage ragu (Ragu con Salsiccia), and and egg custard (Zabaione) with lady fingers and fresh berries.

This demo will be recorded and sent out after class; feel free to sit back and relax and enjoy the show!

Francesca Giarraffa emigrated to the United States in 1984 from her home in Naples, Italy, and settled in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Francesca learned to cook the traditional way from her grandmother, mother, and Aunt Francesca who owned and operated a restaurant in Milano. She spent many of her teenage summers working side by side with her aunt in her restaurant kitchen. Francesca is well versed in the regional specialties of Milan and Naples and her repertoire also includes Sicilian dishes from her visits to Sicily to visit her father's family.

Francesca continued her culinary education in Ann Arbor restaurants and began her own catering business. Twenty years ago she began teaching Italian cooking at her home, with Washtenaw Community College, and Ann Arbor Rec & Ed., a branch of Ann Arbor Public schools. She also leads group culinary tours to Italy.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST
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