The Tastes of Morocco: An Authentic Meal with Presentation

Join us for an authentic Moroccan meal prepared by English Immersion student, Soumia Touhami, and school president, Leslie Fillnow Thursday, July 14th at 6 p.m.  On the menu for the evening are moroccan stewed white beans and zaalouk, (an eggplant and tomato salad), moroccan chicken and apricot tagine, almond bourses, fakkas (cookies), and macroons.  The […]

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Lesson VI

The last class of Italian Cooking and Conversation for this session included lamb meatballs, wedding soup, asparagus salad with grana and red wine chocolate cake.  Leslie Fillnow moved this six-week class through several recipes, all thoroughly enjoyable.  Participants enjoyed the company of one another, the excellent menu choices, pieces of the Italian language and the […]

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Lesson V

This week’s delights in Italian Cooking and Conversation were capesante, pancetta e funghi bruschetta (scallop, pancetta, and mushroom bruschetta), risotto al basilico (risotto with basil pesto) and cotton cheesecake.  The risotto with basil pesto is a light and refined dish that is super easy to make.  If you love basil, this is it!  The cheesecake […]

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Lesson IV

This week’s menu was another success.  Students first prepared the pasta di zafferano (saffron pasta).  They used this to make ravioli allo zafferano con zucca.  They then worked on the insalata rucola con parmigiano e pomodorini ciliegia, a simple, but delicious arugala salad with cherry tomatoes.  Lastly, they prepared sorbetto al limone (lemon sorbet).  As […]

Italian in Augusta

Did you know that Penobscot School will have Italian classes in Augusta?  It’s true!  Beginners Italian with native speaker, Helena Gagliano, will be Mondays, May 30 – June 27th and will focus on correct pronunciation, useful vocabulary and cultural information.  Advanced beginners is Wednesdays, June 1-June 29th and will cover more vocabulary, verbs and sentence […]

Italian Cooking and Conversation: Lesson III

Italian Cooking and Conversation continues under Leslie’s guidance.  Last night’s menu included farfelle with gorgonzola, walnut and herb sauce, warm artichoke and hazelnut salad, and Sicilian ricotta cake with chocolate chips.  Several students were busy at the pasta machine as the farfelle must be fatto mano (made by hand) of course!  The group produced some lovely […]

Italian for All Levels: May 25th – June 29th

Join us for six weeks of Italian on Wednesdays, May 25th – June 29th with Helena Gagliano of Sicily, Helena is a seasoned interpreter and translator with a love of language and learning.  She attended the University of Florence in Tuscany and later owned and operated her own bistro. Helena holds degrees in foreign languages […]