Until a few years ago, Italian families celebrated Sundays and all holidays lunches where the mothers, grandmothers and aunts competed with eachother by cooking the most mouth-watering meals for their men.
They began with appetizers and ended with dessert, for a total of seven or eight courses.
Elena was witness to these traditional “events” and even as a young child observed the expert hands of the women of the house. She took this wealth of knowledge to heart and turned it into a profession: first in her restaurant La Baraonda and now teaching it to students in her cooking school.
She combines her family experience with one of the all-time pillars of Italian cuisine, the book “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well” by Pellegrino Artusi .
Elena is happy and eager to teach the culinary art that Tuscan women have had the good fortune to learn.
Read more about Elena: A Short Portrait of an Italian Cookery Artist