Cooking Fun at DaVinci Academy- Spring Break!

Viva Italia spring break camp out in Redmond was a blast! Below is a look at everything we cooked and learned :)

Plus... we played a ton of games, danced, ran around, and ATE!

 Gnocchi huddle! Instructor Erica looks on as participants cut open potatoes, the most necessary ingredient for gnocchi 

Gnocchi huddle! Instructor Erica looks on as participants cut open potatoes, the most necessary ingredient for gnocchi 

 Take a look at this dough! Pizza dough is super messy and FUN!

Take a look at this dough! Pizza dough is super messy and FUN!

 Bread dough giggles-- just as fun as pizza dough

Bread dough giggles-- just as fun as pizza dough

 Helping each other measure out ingredients for individual clafoutis (French, fruit) cakes

Helping each other measure out ingredients for individual clafoutis (French, fruit) cakes

 Rolling out fresh pasta dough requires a lot of help. Instructor Alice is a pro at it!

Rolling out fresh pasta dough requires a lot of help. Instructor Alice is a pro at it!

 Instructor Erica checks on the consistency of everyone's bread dough!

Instructor Erica checks on the consistency of everyone's bread dough!

 Pizza dough focus

Pizza dough focus

 Beautiful PESTO pizzas ready to head into the oven :)

Beautiful PESTO pizzas ready to head into the oven :)

 Thank you Maya and Claira for coming by to talk about farming practices and teach us to plant our own pea plants!!

Thank you Maya and Claira for coming by to talk about farming practices and teach us to plant our own pea plants!!

 Mmmmm fresh pasta-y goodness

Mmmmm fresh pasta-y goodness

 That's a BIG pizza!

That's a BIG pizza!

 Pizza vegetable art! Tomato sauce with potatoes and pesto with mushrooms and potatoes

Pizza vegetable art! Tomato sauce with potatoes and pesto with mushrooms and potatoes

 Instructor Alice is getting excited about this sheet of pasta !

Instructor Alice is getting excited about this sheet of pasta !

 Gnocchi is so pretty AND delicious

Gnocchi is so pretty AND delicious

 Eating our hard work!!

Eating our hard work!!

 Dough action-shot!

Dough action-shot!

 Dough action shot #2!

Dough action shot #2!

Day 1: Introduction to the Kitchen
Bruschetta
Vegetable Ragu
Milanese Saffron Risotto

Day 2: Grains & Vegetables
Gazpacho
Orzo Soup
Stuffed Onions
Greek Salad

Day 3: Bread & Pizza
Plant your own pea plants
Bread
Pizza

Day 4: Pasta
Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce
Baked Pasta with Bechamel
Fresh Ravioli 

Day 5: Desserts
Fruit Salad
Polenta with Mushroom Gravy
Roasted Beets
Cannoli
Clafoutis + Berry Ricotta Cake