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Cooking Nella Cucina Di Maria (In Maria's Kitchen) - Lesson 2: Manicotti

  • Feb 16, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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For this particular Event, new member Armida has offered to perform an Operatic Aria.

Join Maria and learn how to make fresh Manicotti from scratch.

"Mangia Bene!"

You will learn how to mix batter and make the Manicotti shells, fill with the finest ingredients and bake to perfection. And of course, we will EAT them fresh out of the oven! This is a "hands on and hands in" course, so bring your aprons.

There is a $10.00 per person materials fee (per mouth, whether preparing food or not), payable by Feb 10th. This includes Insalda (fresh vegetable salad), Espresso, coffee & Italian cookies & cake. Bring your own wine (preferably red). (Call or email to arrange payment by Feb 10th). Since we are buying fresh ingredients in advance, there are no refunds if you do not show up after paying, UNLESS someone on the waiting list steps forward into your place.

We will end up with some good "conversatzione" ......

Maria has been baking, cooking and preparing Italian favorites all her life. She owned and managed a bakery in New Jersey in the early 90s, and was influenced by her grandmother.

Italian cuisine is stylized by intensely regional and family influences. Maria's family style is Romano-Napolitano with a classic influence from the Mezzogiorno of southern Italy (with a touch of Brooklyn- "eh- wah yo!"). Maria says "...the challenge to cooking Italian in Las Cruces is getting the ingredients available in the big cities. But we will overcome this with time."

(Sembra buono?)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry that I was not a member when this event took place. About the same time, I had called my son in Delaware and asked him to check out a bakery in "South Philly" and see if they could mail me some manicotti. I am still waiting....

    April 15, 2013

  • Pat B.

    What a magnificent evening! Everything was a highlight. Thank you Maria for giving us the opportunity to make your delicious manicotti recipe and also for sharing your cooking tips. I learned so many new things. It was so nice to meet Sandra, Emile, Armida and Tom. A great camaraderie. A special highlight was hearing Armida's incredibly beautiful voice. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an enjoyable eveing. Good food, beautiful music and good fellowship. Armida's aria was outstanding and she was kind enough to share other songs with us and not just opera. Thank you Maria for showing us how easy it is to make the Manicotti and allowing us to have a hands on experience. And thank you, thank you, thank you for the 'doggie bag' of manicotti you sent me home with! So enjoyed meeting Armida, Emile and Sandy for the first ime and seeing Pat again. It was amazing how people who had never met before could relax and feel at home with each other. Al and Maria are wonderful hosts.

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mille grazie to Maria and Al for hosting this event! I am in awe of Maria's cooking prowess and am thankful for her willingness to share some of her "secrets". The food was delizioso, and the atmosphere like one big famiglia felice. Bravissimo!

    February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will keep checking my e-mail in case you have drop-outs.


    February 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wish I didn't have to miss this wonderful feast!! I love Maria's cooking. She is the best Italian cook I know. Not only that, she is beautiful and loving woman!!!

    February 10, 2013

  • Al Chance Services LLC, Al C.

    Sempre mangia bene! (always eat good). "All things in moderation" is my favorite expression. We will balance all that Ricotta with a fresh multi-vegetable salad for those who will partake.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fantastico! This will be fun!

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds yummy! See you all there.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My wife Sandra will attend with me.

    January 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been scheduled to sing this evening. Do take plenty of photos and post - know the evening will be fun and delicious.

    January 3, 2013

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Your organizer's refund policy for Cooking Nella Cucina Di Maria (In Maria's Kitchen) - Lesson 2: Manicotti

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • the Meetup is rescheduled
  • you can cancel at least 5 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: We will also refund your fee if another person steps forward in your place.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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