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Join us for this class on: Saturday, January 16

10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy

We’ll start the season with a flavorful soup made with simple ingredients: beans and escarole. I’m sharing with you this family’s recipe, popular in the South, that we used to have during the cold season. When I moved to Tuscany, I kept the tradition alive and I’m still making this soup when it’s cold and in need of some comfort. I just added a little Tuscan twist to the initial sauté: rosemary and sage – just because I can’t get enough of them! This is a thick soup that you can serve on a toasted slice of bread: rub a slice of bread with garlic, place it at the bottom and drizzled with the best extra virgin olive oil. Bliss!

Key Ingredients

– canned or cooked Borlotti (Roman/Cranberry) beans (Cannellini or Kidney beans can also work)
– escarole heads
– celery
– onion
– carrot
– cherry tomatoes
– garlic cloves
– fresh sage leaves
– rosemary sprig
– slices of rustic style bread
– dried red chili pepper flakes (optional)
– bacon (optional)


When are live cooking classes held?

Online classes will be twice per month on Saturdays, around lunch time in the United States, dinner time in Italy. Our schedule allows for mainland U.S. time zones to participate around lunch time, while it’s evening in Italy. Classes start 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 7:30pm Italy and go for 60-90 minutes.

How much does each class cost?

A la carte classes are $35 per device. Want to save 35% on live classes? Learn about becoming a Chicca’s Cooking Club member.

When will I know what ingredients to purchase for the classes?

The full recipe and list of ingredients for each class are already published on each Class page, so you can start to prepare for future classes as soon as you enroll. You will also receive a shopping list by email about one week in advance, with a reminder the day before class.

When is the latest I can enroll in a class?

Enrollment will stay open until the last minute. However, for the best experience, we recommend enrolling at least 24 hours in advance – and even further in advance if you need extra time to shop for ingredients. Additionally, important instructions will be sent out the day before each class.

What if I miss a live cooking class or have to leave early?

Participants will have access to video recordings of any class they purchase. That way you can watch the replay (and cook) whenever is most convenient for you.

How does it work? Do I need a special program to participate in the membership?

Cooking classes will be held on Zoom. This requires a quick and easy download, but you do not need a special Zoom account to participate (we’ll send all the instructions on how to use Zoom if you register for a class)

Class information and video replays will be hosted on this website. You will set up a password to access your class page when you enroll.

Important, class communications will be sent out via email.

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