Although Croatia may be small in size, it stretches across three climatic regions: Alpine, Continental, and the Mediterranean where culinary traditions have been molded by its previous conquerors such as the Italians, French, Austro-Hungarians, and Ottomans. Croatia’s gastronomy is rich and varied depending on its region. In Croatia, food is the star of any social event.
In this class we will be making Croatian Soparmik (Kale and Onion pie), Swiss Chard and Potato Dalmata, and Ćevapćići (Beef Kofta) Recipes included.
Alba Carbonaro Johnson is a cooking instructor, personal chef, cookbook author, food blogger, editor and recipe tester. Chef Alba runs culinary expeditions to Umbria/Tuscany. In 2021, she will conduct culinary expeditions to Normandy France and Morocco. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and International Association of Culinary Professionals.
She was born in Naples, Italy and raised in Tunisia, North Africa. Chef Alba has old and new-world understanding of gastronomy using only the freshest locally available ingredients combined with simple techniques which she shares in her cooking classes. Alba has taught cooking classes in many community colleges in the Washington Metro area and privately. Currently she is teaching at Whole Foods, Annapolis. She will be rejoining Secolari at Mary’s Land Farm in March 2020. You will have an opportunity to cook next to a talented chef and make new friends. Discover the recipe, the technique, and the culture behind the preparation of captivating dishes of Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Visit Chef Alba online at: www.easycookingwithalba.blogspot.com