November 7, 2010

Mamma Agata, the Amalfi coast cooking school

Once upon a fairytale, Sister and I headed to Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast in Italy, for a cooking class with Mamma Agata! Needless to say it was an ah-mazing day. And made an already memorable trip, that much more unforgettable. Mamma has recently published a cookbook, so I thought this would be a good time to share a little about our day in Ravello. Who am I kidding? You know I will take any excuse possible to talk about Italy, my one true love.

At first glance...

Time to get cooking! Mamma and her daughter, Chiara lead you through a series of dishes. They do most of the heavy lifting, with you watching and learning (And eating).

Al and Chiara (Mamma's daughter)

Mamma!! If that's not an Italian Mom, then I don't know what is!
Mamma Agata's is situated on a clifftop, overlooking the gorgeous coastline. The family cooks with nearly all home grown produce. They have a farm built right into the side of the cliff. During the course of the day you head down to the farm area and check out all the fresh produce.

At the end of the day you sit down for a huge feast with all the food cooked during the day. And of course wine made from the grapes grown right on site and homemade limoncello are served!

If you find yourself on the Amalfi Coast, definitely book a day with Mamma Agata! I may be seeing Mamma in the U.S. soon, so I'll report back. And hopefully her cookbook will be sold in the states soon!

Piazza S. Cosma 9 - Ravello (SA)
Amalfi Coast - ITALY

Phone +39.(0)89.857019


  1. Ahh, that was an AMAZING day. Do you remember how no one believed that we were sisters? They kept saying "black, white, black, white". So funny! I need to make eggplant parmigiana sometime soon!

  2. These pics are beautiful. How fun!

  3. As I sit here at the computer with the torrential rain beating against the house, it is wonderful to see these beautiful photos and be transported to the Amalfi coast one of my most favourite places! My in laws had a house there at one time and now I keep the memories alive by reading Ciao Amalfi.
    Maybe you already know this blog?

  4. Seriously one of the most beautiful places in the world.

  5. thanks for the comment...I see you were there too! one of the most amazing places I have ever been! Saw the Agata gang in NYC last week...they're just great people. And that cookbook...YUM!!!


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