In 2014 I’ve given my first cooking workshop with the one and only Detox Coach & best-selling author Jacqueline van Lieshout and since that time I’m honoured to call her a friend. What a great lady, full of energy and ideas! Working with her is always very inspiring and therefore I’m very happy to organize […]
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About Nicoletta Tavella
NEDERLANDS: Hoi, ik ben Nicoletta, geboren en getogen in Italië. In woon al lang in Nederland en heb eerst als tolk/vertaler gewerkt. In 2000 begon ik kookles te geven aan de Volksuniversiteit, als hobby. In 2002 liep de hobby flink uit de hand en startte ik mijn Italiaanse kookschool in Amsterdam, La Cucina del Sole. Intussen ben ik sommelier geworden en heb ik 3 kookboeken geschreven. Een daarvan ("Cucina di casa mia") is "3rd Best Italian Cookbook in the World" geworden in Parijs, tijdens de Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2012. Koken en schrijven over eten zijn twee van mijn grote passies. Verder hou ik van lezen, reizen, tangodansen, quality time met vrienden en familie en Tarotkaarten leggen.
ENGLISH: Hi, I'm Nicoletta, born and raised in Italy. I've been living in The Netherlands for a long time and I started my career working as a translator/interpreter. In 2000 I started teaching Italian cooking at the Volksuniversiteit, as a hobby. In 2002 the hobby became my job and I opened my Italian cooking school in Amsterdam, La Cucina del Sole. In the meantime I've become a certified sommelier and I have written 3 cookbooks. One of them ("Cucina di casa mia") won "3rd Best Italian Cookbook in the World" in Paris during the Gourmand Cookbook Awards in 2012. Cooking and writing about food are two of my big passions. I also enjoy reading, travelling, Tango dancing, being with my family and friends and reading the Tarot.
Entries by Nicoletta Tavella
I love plain (green) Swiss chard because of its sweet, “earthy” taste. When chard is in season I prefer it to spinach because it doesn’t mess up your taste buds when you drink wine with it like spinach does, and also because it has a lot more “body” and an almost meaty flavour which I […]
-EN-Voor Libelle TV heb ik onlangs een gerecht gekookt, de gnocchi met spinazie van mijn Oma en Opa. Het is echt een familierecept dat op één van de vele losse blaadjes en velletjes in hun keukenla bewaard werd, vaak zonder beschrijving van de procedure, zoals in dit geval. Alleen de ingrediënten worden genoemd en voor […]
Follow my blog with Bloglovin “What do I do with sun-dried tomatoes from a bag?” is question I hear often. The ones preserved in oil are quite straightforward, but what do you do with plain dried tomatoes? Did you get or purchase some and would you like to prepare something nice with them? For example, […]
Hurray! It’s World Pasta Day! And therefore today we eat this delicious. incredibly easy to make spelt pasta with broccoli and lemon. Light, healthy and full of taste and fibres! As an added bonus, this dish is super fast and thus perfect for any working day. If you prefer a vegetarian/vegan version don’t add the […]
The gattò di patate (from the French gâteau) is a classic dish from Naples and surroundings. In the 18th century the Austrian Maria Carolina of Habsburg-Lorraine married King Ferdinand I of Naples and brought her French chefs to the Neapolitan court. The influence of French cuisine is clearly noticeable in several dishes from the […]
The last couple of weeks I’ve been detoxing, which means getting clean from the inside. I usually do a detox 1 to 2 times per year, preferably during Summer, but Autumn is fine too if it’s not too cold (I usually eat mostly fruit and vegetables, and it is always easier to have light […]
The real ragù alla bolognese takes time. A lot of time. Preferably between 3 and 6 hours of gentle simmering. This is because if you cook this dish really slowly and extensively all the ingredients almost “melt” into each other producing a beautiful sauce with perfectly combined tastes and textures. Exactly like a bolognese […]
I got the basic recipe for this breakfast pudding from nutritionist & health coach Rolien Scheepbouwer. She passed it to me when we were working at our book “Gewoon gezond“. In the end this lovely little dish didn’t get included in the book and is thus now on my blog because it’s too good not […]
My love for mushrooms continues to grow day by day and I am enjoying more and more the challenge of trying new dishes with these wonderful products. I love the fact that they need very little to grow, they’re so rich in nutrients, fibers and minerals and so fast to grow. Moreover, they are the […]
La Cucina del Sole
La Cucina del Sole was founded in 2002 by Italian cook Nicoletta Tavella. This Italian cooking school is an important reference for all those who want to learn to cook like real Italians do. A team of Italian cooks will turn your cooking workshop, team building event or cooking course into an unforgettable experience.
1058 LC Amsterdam