All courses taught by Eleonora Mella.
Pranzo: 12:10-1 p.m, May 23- June 27: Pranzo italiano is our Italian "table" - a conversation hour, free and open to the community, often taking shape as a brown bag lunch. It is facilitated by teachers and our advanced students-gratuit! It supports the school's secondary mission of promoting cultural exchange. Thank you for supporting Pranzo by making a donation (biscotti, kaffe, cash for gas, etc.) and inviting in friends new to the school, who have yet to discover the magic happening inside (and outside) our doors. Mille grazie.
|Italian, level-1 (Pronti, Attenti, Via...!), 6 Thursdays, 1:15-2:45 p.m.
A class for all levels of beginners, working on building vocabulary and conversation patterns.
|Italian, level-2 (Buon proseguimento), 6 Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.
An intensive, continuing-level class, for students with past study, who are building speaking ability.
|Italian, level-3 (Di bene in meglio!), 6 Thursdays, 3:15-4:45 p.m.
Taught primarily in Italian, building conversation ability, in present, past and future tenses.
|Advanced Italian (Facciamo due Chiacchiere), 6 Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon|
Our highest level, this is a conversation class set on a variety of topics about Italy, including current or historical events and cultural trends, both popular and traditional.
Through world travels during his 26 years in the U.S. Navy and twenty-eight years of residing in Castine, he has harvested recipes and ideas from kitchens representing a wide variety of the world’s cuisines. He was raised on a mixture of Armenian and Turkish cooking. “After growing up on such things as kuftah, pilaf, stuffed grapeleaves and baklava, I was surprised,” he says, “to find out that I had eaten gourmet food for most of my life.” Traveling and dining around the United States, South America, Japan, Europe and the Mediterranean, Harry gained an appreciation and love for a wide diversity of cuisines. He grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and has subsequently lived in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Illinois, and Newport, Rhode Island, In addition, he has lived in Italy, Greece and Korea where he raided kitchens for recipes and techniques. He has returned to Italy on two separate occasions to learn the secrets of Italian cuisine from a Michelin one-star chef.
When we can convince Harry to offer one of his series of classes on the whys and “hows” of preparing Italian food, we feel very lucky! Please inquire at 207.594-1084.