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Mamma Agata website
Hi chiara & Mamma,
seems a life time ago since we were enjoying our day learning Mamma's cooking skills, I am now looking forward to recieving the books, 1 is a present for Andy and Laura Douglas, whose wedding we came over for in July 2008, hope to repeat the experience in the near future!
many thanks for a truly memorable day
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Mamma Agata website
Yes, we went now 2 years ago, but can never forget our time there. We have actually made every recipe many times, but the beautiful Chiara and Mamma Agata stole our hearts. The location is something on the order of what I expect heaven to look like. (in fact, one of my Italian friends tells me he wishes to be buried in Ravello!). I just ordered the cookbook and cannot wait until it arrives!!!!!!!
A Cooking Class may not sound like the most fun thing to do while on vacation, but then, you've probably never visited Mama's, in Revello. Yes, of course you'll learn some of Mama's famous recipes and how to prepare them (who would have thought I'd actually like eggplant parmiaganna?), and you'll eat well. But the day will pass so quickly you'll wish you could show up the next day and ask "what's cooking?" Your host is Chiara, Mama's daughter, and interpreter for her famous mother. You're invited into their own kitchen, not a sterile educational setting, but a large home-style kitchen that can comfortably fit everyone in your group (typically 10-12). You'll huddle around the stove as Chiara and Mama share their techniques and stories. Much of the fun is the banter between mother and daughter. Mama doesn't speak English, but I suspect she understands more than she lets on. You'll feel like you're among friends from the start, drinking wine, cutting tomatoes, rolling eggplant, tasting. After some time in the kitchen, you'll have time to explore the grounds, with that amazing view that stretches out forever down the mountainside, and across the water. You'll see lemons the size of grapefruit, flowers of all kinds, and fruits and vegetables that they use to make their recipes. You'll wish you could take home the olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and tomato sauce all made from scratch.
At the end of the day, you'll have time to sit out in a table outside and enjoy an amazing meal. I stopped counting the courses, but somehow kept finding room for more. My wife and i got to know all of the people in our group, and we exchanged e-mail addresses. We all left with full stomachs, smiles on our faces, and with a feeling of being a part of Mama and Chiara's extended family. Put Mama Agata's high on your list of things to do on the Amalfi Coast. A wonderful experience, with wonderful people, fabulous food, and amazing views. Bring home the recipes, and try them at home. Better yet, run out and get Mama's new cookbook, Simple and Genuine, out later this year
We’re back from Italy and I wanted to take a moment to thank you for a wonderful day at your home. The cooking class with you and Mamma Agata was the highlight of our trip.
I also want to wish you great success on your launch tour for the cookbook. They will love you! The book is wonderful and you are a delight...so how can it miss!! After all, you have that special Chiar-isma! Perfecto.
I’m sending along a little visual good luck charm for the book tour. I thought you’d enjoy it. Just to remind you of the happiness you and your cooking bring us all. We’ll enjoy your cookbook for many years to come. Thanks again.
Bob “di Calabria” & Ellen Suarez
My family and I will be visiting my father-in-law in Cava di Tirenni this coming July. I would love to book for my wife and I to join a Mamma Agata cooking class between the 13th and 18th. please can you advise the avaliability as well as the cost for 2 people.