Simple and Fresh Italian cooking classes

Ed & Nora Pankonin came to New Smyrna Beach, Florida for a short visit and fell in love with the area.
The Simple & Fresh Cooking School was born from the publishing of Ed’s cookbook, Simple & Fresh - A Century of Traditional Italian Recipes. It is a “hands on” cooking school that actually shows the techniques used in preparing Italian cuisine.
They have traveled extensively through Italy where there are many such schools. They wanted to create that Italian atmosphere where students come to the villa and set up in the kitchen next to the teacher.
Their recipes were passed down from generation to generation. Nora took over the duty of preserving these treasured recipes and has honed her skills in producing perfect dishes.
Now they want to share these beloved recipes with you. Come join in on these unique cooking classes and begin to master the skills and techniques of old world Italian cooking.
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Unless marked, classes cost $79.per person. See the Class Discription page for more details on the classes and a look at some of the other classes we have offered.
Pre-registration is required.
Apr classes
Artisan Bread
Learn to make bread the way they do in Italy.
Mar 14th
Home made gnocchi with two sauces, an Italian favorite. A very special class!
Mar 19th
Tratoria Dinner
Preparation of a four course dinner from antipasto to dessert.
Mar 22th
Easter Pies
This is another new class, showing how we make our special easter pies.
Mar 28th
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Class sizes are limited. Register early to secure a space in the class of your choice!
There is a minimum enrollment of 3 students per class. Classes that do not fill up will be refunded.

Full class descriptions and a complete list of the classes we offer are listed here:

Gift certificates are also available (Select only classes that are on the current schedule!):
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If you would prefer to pay with a check print out the form below and mail it with your payment to the address listed below:

Simple & Fresh Cooking School
621 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

621 Art Center Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, Florida

cell: 845-216-2464

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