Cooking from Tuscany *In-Person* *NEW*

Join Chef Diane to replicate famous dishes from the iconic city of Florence and the rural, rolling hills of Tuscany. In this class we’ll make a classic Fennel, Radicchio and Fava Beans Salad, Montalcino Chicken with Figs and Chestnuts, Semolina Baked Gnocchi, and Piselli alla Montaputi (peas and pancetta). We’ll finish out the night with a Tuscan tradition: Cantucci Biscotti from Siena dipped in Vin Santo. Instructor: Diane Manteca



Start Date

June 15, 2022









Wednesday, 6-9pm. Jun. 15. The cost of tuition includes all food materials and fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required. 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.