On Thursday I got to learn Italian cooking from a master. A group of KSU students got to take a cooking lesson with Chef Lorenzo at the Zeppelin in Orvieto. I have never eaten so much food in my entire life!
We started the day with a cappucino and went to the market in town. On the way to the market, we stopped for a cinnamon liquor at a chocolate shop. Amazing way to start the day! At the market we were instructed to taste everything, including delicious blood oranges from a Sicilian vender. We later went back to the Zeppelin to cook our lunch with the ingredients from the market. I was on 'squadro pane' or team bread and we made some delicious focaccia and rolls. We ate a huge lunch, which of coarse involved wine, and then headed out to tour a 'cheese barn' as my mom called it in her recent email. It was really a cheese factory, where again we were asked to taste everything. This was a little difficult after a wild drive through the hills and the strong smell of the cheese itself. After this we made our way to the extra virgin olive oil mill were we again tasted everything. I did end up buying some cheese, e.v.o.o., and olive paiste to share with my roommates. When we returned we had another delicious meal waiting for us at the Zeppelin.
The day was so much fun and I wish I could figure out how to load some pictures on this old computer, but that will have to come later.