Nelly creates events Celebrating food & Italy
Catering, Events, Classes & slow Meals
For over fifteen years the people of Genoa feasted on the many varieties of Torte di Verdura baked by Nelly Capra in her ancient wood burning ovens. Torte di Verdura is a centuries old culinary tradition from Genoa Italy. It is a succulent pastry stuffed with fresh vegetables, herbs and cheeses then baked to perfection.
Her restaurant and two food stores in the Ligurian Riviera were named Antica Sciamadda (pronounced anteeka shumäddä) in reference to the hand-built, brick and stone ovens that she used. Her specialties (including over twenty savory pies made of the freshest ingredients, a variety of focacce, pasta dishes, stuffed vegetables, and crispy farinata) have been enjoyed by her native community of Genova, as well as by tourists from Italy and abroad. Watch YouTube video below to see farinata being made in the shop.
Now, Nelly Capra has brought her skills and knowledge of the Genoese style of Italian cooking to the San Francisco Bay Area.
From her Los Altos kitchen she offers a variety of cooking classes and catering services. She also offers vacation cooking classes in Italy where you can sample the local flavors and learn how to bring the tastes of Italy home with you.
Nelly is pleased to offer her Mandorletti, soft almond cookies for purchase,
individually packaged. Ideal for personal or corporate gifts, wedding
favors or anywhere a sweet treat is needed.
Mandorletti Info & Order
agree with the statement in the article La
farinata? Meglio a San Francisco by mentelocale.it. I
moved to California but the love for Liguria and it's gastronomy was so
strong that I continue to cook and teach, as I did for years at Antica
Sciamadda in Genoa.
They say they are proud of me for being the ambassador of Genovese cooking in the US. I am happy the store maintains the tradition and quality that made this shop a gastronomic landmark for last 200 years.
The current owner of Antica Sciamadda in Genoa created this video showing the daily preparations of typical Ligurian dishes. Enjoy!" — Nelly Capra
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