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A Crema Cotta…Some Berries….Taste of Summer…Cooking in Italy With 5 Star Chefs

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2 ounces fresh blueberries

4 ounces fresh strawberries

2 ounces fresh raspberries or blackberries

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/3 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tablespoons butter

powdered sugar for dusting top

1 vanilla bean

vanilla gelato


Carefully was all berries and dry with paper towel. Beat eggs with sugar for about 1 minute till well blended. Heat milk with vanilla bean that has been cut in half. Butter a small casserole dish, place in berries and pour in the milk mixture. Bake in oven for 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with a scoop of gelato and some fresh berries.



Cook and Travel  With Me and 5 Star Chefs in Italy at the Chef’s Academy

Italian cooking is never just a recipe, is the basic art of creating something special from something simple and fresh” M. Liberati – The Basic Art of Italian Cooking


Chef Academy Italy is an international Culinary School. Students from all over the world attend the Chef Academy to acquire the skills employable in the world of hospitality, in Italy and abroad. To meet the numerous requests from fans of Italian cuisine the Chef Academy has decided to organize one weekly programs, imprinted on Italian cuisine. During these one week classes, students can also do tastings of artisan products at local wineries, agriturismi (country farms) and tours in the beautiful Umbria. The site of the programs will be in the city of  Terni where the Chef Academy Italy is located. The city of Terni is world renowned for being not only the residence of Saint Valentine: Valentine’s Day on 14 February is celebrated in the city famous for  the Celebration of love. The guests of the week program, will have the pleasure of living an authentic Italian culinary experience, visit the beautiful Umbria and will have the exclusive opportunity to make a full immersion in true Italian cuisine of a high standard, following the course to Chef Academy.
One week programs are opened to international attendees, so culinary enthusiasts from all over the world can take part in this exciting event! The Chef Academy will have the honor to host Celebrity Chef Maria Liberati, Award-winning author of The Basic Art of Italian Cooking. Maria Liberati, of course is Italian as origin, she writes books on Italian cooking in the United States that were sold in millions of copies.  Maria lives in the USA and Italy where she writes her books and hosts specialty culinary and wine programs and food/travel writing at some of Italy and Europe’s most magnificent castles and vineyards. The collaboration with Maria Liberati is the result of her visit to the Chef Academy of Terni. The author was impressed by the professionalism achieved by the students of Chef Program and Pastry Chef Program and decided to design a course with the Chef Academy that would allow to his fans, and amateurs of Italian cuisine, to learn basically the secrets of Italian cuisine.
Chef Maria Liberati and the Academy have designed the One Week Program for  passionate foodies all over the world who would like to have a week long authentic Italian experience in a authentic context, surrounded by the best Italian Master Chefs who teach at the Academy of Terni. Gourmand Award Winning Author/TV show Host Maria Liberati will begin each morning with an informative session and Q and A about the day’s events, the local history and culture related to the recipes, dishes and menus to be presented in the classes that day.

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