The classes are targeted at the future generations of Italian culinary artists through a program known as “Eat Healthy and Speak Italian” and will be taught to children at the International Culinary Center in New York City in March and April.
The Italian inspired cooking classes will teach the kids about the cuisine and culture of Italy, including how to create pastas and other dishes. The Dean of the School of Italian Studies at The International Culinary Center will teach the cooking classes, which will feature some of the famous Barilla brand recipes available in supermarkets.
The cooking class series is targeted at children between the ages of ten and fifteen and will also cover some of the basic Italian words they may hear relating to Italian cuisine. The classes will also feature information about a food pyramid created by Barilla called the “Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition’s Double Pyramid”. The Barilla food pyramid is aimed at food groups common to the geographical areas of Italy, concentrating on Mediterranean ingredients and cooking methods.
In a press release by the company, the CSO of Barilla America Anna Rosales said “By educating children on the importance of proper nutrition, the IACE is truly focused on helping children in New York develop healthy habits from a young age that they can then benefit from for the rest of their lives. We couldn’t be more honored to join hands with them to help children develop healthy habits.”
The classes will take place on March 6th and 13th, and April 16th, 23rd, and 30th in New York at the International Culinary Center on Broadway.