Italian Cooking Class with Judy Witts-Francini at Ginger’s Kitchenware

Italian Cooking Class With Judi Witts-Francini at Ginger's Kitchenware in Bend, Oregon

Italian Cooking Class With Judi Witts-Francini at Ginger’s Kitchenware in Bend, Oregon

Italian Cooking Class with Judy Witts-Francini at Ginger’s Kitchenware

By Viv Chapleo – Editor at WAVEJourney.com

Visitors to Bend, Oregon are wowed by the great outdoors and recreational opportunities. But skiing, biking, hiking, canoeing and kayaking aren’t the only things visitors to this vibrant Central Oregon town can busy themselves with. Bend has so much more to offer, including a fabulous foodie scene… and that’s where Ginger’s Kitchenware steps in!

Rather than hopping on a plane and traipsing around the globe in order to take a culinary course or eat authentic cuisine on another continent, why not  stay close to home and partake in a fabulous culinary experiences? With the extensive and impressive ongoing lineup of events and cooking classes at Ginger’s Kitchenware, this is very easy to do!

Cooking Class at Ginger's Kitchenware in Bend, Oregon

Cooking Class at Ginger’s Kitchenware in Bend, Oregon

When the opportunity to experience a cooking class at Ginger’s Kitchenware with Chef Judy Witts-Francini presented itself, there was no way I could pass it up. As Ginger’s is centrally located close to WAVEJourney’s head office in Bend’s Old Mill District and due to the fact I’ve been drooling over guest chef Judy’s blog for a number of years (check out her mouth-watering food photos on Facebook to see what I mean) this was an event I was not going to miss.

Judy Witts-Francini is an American that has been living, working and teaching cooking in Italy for over 30 years. Judy teaches cooking classes and takes guests on tours in Italy between April and November and in the off season (December to March) she travels and teaches in other places. Living in the Tuscan countryside near Florence and being married to an Italian (who refused to eat the first meal she ever made him because it wasn’t how mama made it), Judy has a wealth of culinary skills and information and is able to share them in an interesting and fun manner.

Ginger's Kitchenware in Bend, Oregon

Ginger’s Kitchenware in Bend, Oregon

Spending an evening at Ginger’s with a renowned chef such as Judy, was a tremendous amount of fun that also provided a unique learning opportunity, especially with all the useful cooking tips. What an incredible way to learn some of the slow food tips that Italy is famous for!

Here are the recipes that Judy shared with the group (just like mama makes in Tuscany):

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Note: WAVEJourney’s Viv Chapleo was a guest at the Italian cooking class at Ginger’s Kitchenware thanks to owners Ginger and Jaime Aguirre.

 

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