October 24 Class: Butternut Squash Risotto & Casserole

Join us for this class on: Saturday, October 24

10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 5:30pm GMT / 7:30pm Italy

In this class, we’ll use Butternut Squash to make two recipes: a flavorful risotto and a quick, simple casserole.

You’ll learn how to make a risotto, a classic of Italian cuisine, in a traditional way, adding the stock one ladleful at a time. I’ll share with you my tricks to make the perfect creamy risotto, without adding any cream: this would be a heresy for Italians!

We’ll also use butternut squash to make a delicious casserole with a crunchy crumble on the top while risotto is cooking, so you’ll have two dishes ready for your meal!

Key Ingredients

– butternut squash
– onions
– garlic
– fresh sage and thyme
– rice
– Parmigiano cheese
– vegetable or chicken stock
– heavy cream
– bread crumbs



How much does each class cost?

The cost per class is $35 USD per household/device.

What time will live classes start and how long are classes?

Our schedule allows for mainland U.S. time zones to participate around lunch time, while it’s evening in Italy. This is tentatively set for 10:30am PT / 1:30pm ET / 5:30pm GMT / 7:30pm Central Europe. Each class is scheduled to be between 60 – 90 minutes long.

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.

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 through 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 these special pages when you enroll for a class.

Important class communications will be sent out via email.

Can I make this recipe gluten-free / dairy-free / vegetarian / vegan?

Yes, it is possible to substitute ingredients, just know that your results may vary.