Biscotti and Italian Cookies *In-Person*

Italians have a sweet tooth and their meals frequently have a sweet ending. You will learn how to make Diane’s famous biscotti and Italian cookies. Each cookie will highlight different techniques and style. These cookies will be a great addition to your holiday party or as a snack. We’ll make double baked biscotti, angelini cookies (lemon anise glazed cookies), sesame cookies, and Zaleti (Venetian Christmas cookies). The varieties of cookies are endless. Instructor: Diane Manteca



Start Date

December 4, 2021









Saturday, December 4 from 11am-2pm.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Diane Manteca


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.