Since selling Cardamone, there has not been a week that goes past that we don’t hear questions like ‘Where are your spinach gnocchi?’, ‘are you making cannelloni’ and my favourite – ‘Can I order an antipasto platter please?’ Mum and I put our heads together and came up with an interesting idea…
As you know, now that we are a manufacturer, some of our products are just too labour intensive, and expensive, to sell to our stockists and expect them to then on-sell to their customers. Because we are not willing to compromise on quality, we have only chosen our most popular items to manufacture. But that leaves us with a portfolio of recipes that we are unable to use. Which leads me to our ‘idea’?
Keeping within my blog theme of organising your kitchen, Marisa has decided to help you do just that. Rather than following our recipes on the website, she is giving you the opportunity to learn her techniques at intimate cooking classes. We will prepare some of our treasured recipes with you; such as our famous range of pasta pockets, spinach and ricotta cannelloni, flavoured gnocchi, eggplant parmigiana and many more. Closer to cup weekend we will cover canapés and I will be holding a special class – how to assemble and present a Marisa’s Kitchen Antipasto Platter! By Christmas, not only will your freezer be jam packed with wonderful handmade dishes, you will also be able to wow your family and friends with your new presentation skills.
As well as cooking, we will also be giving some great tips on how to stay on top of your weekly meals. Freezer essentials and must have stocks and sauces.
Our first class will be –
GNOCCHI ‘ALL SORTS’
Thursday 19th June at 7.30pm
COST - $35
Please email your interest to email@example.com or Marisa can be contacted on 0407 526 440
Gnocchi of various flavours, styles, regions - including stuffed and cooking techniques.
We will also take the opportunity to use the chicken stock recipe we posted in our last blog to demonstrate how to make a delicious risotto and risotto balls.
There will be sampling and a glass of wine to accompany our dishes.
All participants will go home with a Marisa’s Kitchen gourmet dip valued at $7.99
Not only will these classes be “life changing” (one of Marisa’s favourite phrases) they are also going to be full of laughter and fun. A fantastic opportunity to master our traditional family recipes, and tap into Marisa’s vast knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine.
We will also be taking group bookings and theme them according to your groups specific requests.
Back at Marisa’s Kitchen HQ we have been very busy adapting two of our most popular products to our wholesale kitchen. In the coming month, keep an eye out for our delicious ‘Creamy Olive Dip’ and our wholesome winter warmer ‘Chicken, Vegetable and Barley Soup’. Both were favourites in Fairfield for many years. As you know, we make fresh stocks for all our soups and do not add any preservatives, stabilisers or thickeners to any of our products. All our dips are also gluten free. If you don’t see one of your favourite MK products at your closest stockist, be sure to ask them to order it in for you.
Crunchy Parmesan dip is delicious on toasted ciabatta with sliced avocado and tomato, add a sprinkle of sea salt and cracked pepper --- YUM