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Italy’s Dolce Vita: Italian Desserts *Online*

February 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


February 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Cambridge Center for Adult Education
42 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States


Cambridge Center for Adult Education
617 547 6789

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Italians love ending their meals with desserts. Let’s make classic Italian desserts at home in this online class. We’ll make tiramisu, Italian fruit crostata, ricotta pie, and citrus olive oil chiffon cake. We’ll also talk about how to store these delicious desserts. Please feel free to pick one or two or all desserts to bake along or just watch and learn. The list of ingredients needed will be sent prior to the class along with the Zoom link.


Diane Manteca

Diane has been a professional chef for thirty three years, working in high end gourmet establishments, along with catering. She owned the Brickyard Café in Cambridge for 8 years, which was an eclectic and popular café style restaurant in the Fresh Pond area. Diane has co-authored a Zone cookbook on healthy eating and worked as a food consultant and developed recipes for a major specialty food company. Chef Diane has also cooked for fund raising events, and cookbook signings for culinary celebrities.

Diane owned Sassy River Sauces, a specialty food company, selling at Farmer’s Markets and major food establishments. She is now a personal chef with clients in metro west and the Boston area. Her teaching career spans 30 years, with Italian cooking as her specialty, along with Moroccan, African, Asian, Cuban and regional cooking from the United States. She travels to Italy often to learn regional Italian cooking and brings her knowledge back to teach her students.