The Story

This is the place for anyone who wants to learn to cook anything from the very basics to expanding their home cooking repertoire. I specialize in teaching simple, easily reproducible meals that are healthy, tasty and mostly quick to make! Many are family friendly and I throw some in that are definitely company friendly! Come join us!! I will teach you what you need to know to become a good home cook. Feed your family and feed them well. Italian style!

My goal is to share with you what I believe is an important life skill.(and share with you the passion that goes along with it!)

You see I also believe LIFE HAPPENS IN THE KITCHEN. All joys, sorrows, and big decisions in life happen in the kitchen or at table. Come learn about food and all that happens where food is made!

My mottos are these....

"Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

Ecclesiastes 8:15 Then I commended mirth, because a man has no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him in his labor all the days of his life, which God gives him under the sun.

Our Approach

We try to teach easily reproducible recipes and methods that will keep you cooking for the future.  We aren't just here to demonstrate what we can do.  This isn't Television.  This is REAL LIFE.  We want to share what we were lucky enough to grow up with and then see YOU do it!

When you spend time in the kitchen together... that makes you a family!

You see... To Eat, Pray and Love... are not 3 separate things... Families who Eat together DO Pray together and Love each other!

Buon appetito!

Meet the Team

We LOVE what we do.  We cook, we eat, we drink and we LAUGH!

Dorina Lantella Martirano

Chef &Founder 

Dorina, a first generation Italian American, grew up in the Italian Restaurant business and has never left it!  Now her passion is teaching others the importance of a good meal with family and friends!

Giuseppe Demonte

Chef/Instructor --Italy

Giuseppe is a certified Chef/Instructor in Italy.  He teaches courses all over Italy and most recently in the UK.  He is dedicated to sharing the wonderful foods of our Puglia region.


Our REASON for what we do!


Without people who want to enjoy cooking and life the Italian way we wouldn't be here!  So Grazie... to all of you!!!

Next Steps...

Contact us now... even just to chat!  And of course we can answer all your questions about our classes in the US and in Italy!