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Cooking the Northern Italian Way

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Make crave-worthy Northern Italian dishes, from fresh-stuffed ravioli to rich risotto, with guidance from celebrated television personality Luca Manfé!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including recipes
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Luca Manfé
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Master authentic methods and delicious recipes for Northern Italian staples with help from expert Italian chef and cookbook author Luca Manfè. Start with a nourishing lemon and asparagus risotto made with a homemade vegetable stock that packs this dish with incredible flavor. Learn the secrets to Friulian frico, a savory pie from Luca's home region, filled with potatoes, onions and tangy cheese. Then, Luca shows you three ways to make delicious polenta: creamy, grilled and fried! Pasta is next: Find out how to make fresh egg pasta filled with a rich ricotta-broccoli rabe filling and drizzled with a little butter to really let your flavors shine. Lastly, learn two authentic Northern Italian ways to cook fish, including al cartoccio, or "in a bag," and master braised beef that always guarantees rave reviews.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Risotto
Meet chef Luca Manfé, your guide to cooking the Northern Italian way. In this first lesson, Luca will show you an easy way to make your own homemade stock. Then you'll learn how to take that stock and use it to make the most delicious risotto you've ever tasted.
2. Friulian Frico
3. Polenta Variations
4. Handmade Pasta
5. Refined Ravioli
6. Northern Italian Fish Two Ways
7. Beef, Northern Italian Style

Recommended with this class

  • Pressure cooker
  • Kitchen thermometer
  • Hand-cranked pasta machine (optional)

Taught by

Luca Manfè
Luca Manfè
Luca Manfè grew up working in restaurants all over the world. He left his native Italy to make a name for himself in the American restaurant industry, a goal that was quickly realized when he won a popular television competition. Shortly after the show, Luca published his first cookbook, "My Italian Kitchen: Favorite Family Recipes," and started his business, Dinner With Luca. He launched his first Houston, Texas, food truck, The Lucky Fig, in late 2015.

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