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Hello, I am Letizia!

I’m the owner, recipe developer and passionate home cook behind Madonna del Piatto Cooking Classes in Rome.

I offer small group cooking classes in my apartment in Appio Latino, a lively neighborhood just South of Rome's historic center.

I believe that cooking and the respect for food are deeply connected to culture, identity, community and tradition.

I have dedicated the last 20 years of my life to the study of Italy's culinary heritage and to sharing the true craft of cooking with people who has visited our home from all over the world.

My wish is to share with you the simple joys of Italian cuisine. Let’s cook a beautiful meal together. Let's tell stories. Let's make a feast of every meal.

The Seattle Times: Italy | Taking a break from churches and museums to bike, drink and cook in three cities.

Carol Pucci


Food and Wine magazine: Italy's top cooking schools| America's elite travel advisers reveal the Italian cooking schools where they send their fussiest food-obsessed clients.

Jen Murphy

2007 updated 2017

The New York Times: Umbria, Italy’s Best-Kept Culinary Secret, Is Budding.

Julia Moskin


Food Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 Extraordinary Places to Eat Around the Globe.

The National Geographic Society


Rome's classic dishes

Amatriciana my way

About a year ago, in an evening like tonight, I was painstakingly working on...

Fried artichokes

In Italy, when the first young artichokes appear in the markets you start to...

Braised Artichokes alla Romana

A traditional recipe belonging to the Jewish Roman cuisine, artichokes alla Romana are slowly braised in olive oil with garlic, parsley, and mint.

Cacio e pepe pasta sauce

Easy and quick to make, this Roman classic pasta sauce recipe has only 3 main ingredients: medium aged Pecorino Romano cheese, black pepper corns and pasta!

Carbonara pasta with a silver lining

Spaghetti with carbonara sauce is a classic and easy Italian dish, made by coating pasta in a creamy sauce of eggs, cheese, cured pork, and black pepper. Carbonara served with a few slices of truffle appears regularly in the menus of Umbrian restaurants and will make you feel like you are on vacation in our beautiful region. Learn how to combine the right ingredients for a carbonara sauce with a silky texture, and avoid to accidentally scrambling the eggs in the process.

New recipes in season

Green broccoli sformato flan with parmesan cream sauce

This is an easy recipe for soft and light Italian broccoli flan (sformatini) served on a delicious Parmesan cream sauce. A perfect appetizer for the holidays and any dinner party!

Vegetarian roasted squash lasagna with pecorino cheese

Deliciously vegetarian, this roasted butternut squash lasagna is light and flavourful with delicate layers of melted cheese.

Grilled bell peppers with mint and my new life...

Sweet bell peppers are so good for you because they are rich in vitamins and healthy nutrients. Try this simple salad made with grilled peppers soaked in an aromatic extra-virgin olive oil dressing with garlic and mint.

Stir-fried chicken breast with olives, capers & tomato

Enjoy this easy and quick chicken breast stir fried with tomato, capers and olives. The recipe is inspired to the famous puttanesca pasta recipe and makes a great summer meal.

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