Join Our Virtual Cooking Classes

Be an Italian Chef and join our family, Mamma Marie Lucia, Rino and me, in hands-on cooking classes on-line and learn to prepare antipasti, fresh pastas and sauces, main courses and desserts. You’ll also discover and enjoy precious Italian wines with my husband wine enthusiast Rino. Rino’s grandfather was a famous wine maker in San Felice a Cancello in Campania and Rino continues to make wine today. Travel with us to Italy and step into our Italian kitchen where we share our cooking traditions with you. Cooking classes include recipe booklet, great food and conversation.

Join Our Family In The Kitchen!

Marie Lucia

Born and raised with Italian tradition and cooking skills like no other, Marie Lucia learned our authentic recipes from her mother and aunts who were from from Prata Sannita, Italy – a small village in Campania, and noted for their baking skills.  Marie Lucia has years of experience in cooking for her family, guests while in Italy and baking for weddings and special events all around the world.

Lauren & Rino

Lauren, creator and owner of Cooking Vacations – www.Cooking-Vacations.com, is a writer, cook, food lover and photographer – who shares her family recipes and traditions in each cooking class and tour.  Using recipes that were passed down in her family from Rome and Campania, she leads cooking classes throughout all of Italy’s 20 regions.

Gennaro, nick-named Rino, is a true Italian who was born in Pompei.  He learned the art of cooking from his grandmothers and mom, while studying wine in Italy at his grandfather’s vineyard and cantina in San Felice a Cancello.  Rino adds his cooking skills and wine pairing know-how in every cooking class.

Cooking Class Menus

Neapolitan Menu 

Sunday, November 15, at 3pm 


Barca di Zucchini – Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Cavatelli Con Pomodorini – Cavatelli pasta with cherry tomato sauce

Main Course
Pollo Toscano – Marinated chicken breast with canellini beans

Ciambelline al Vino – Red wine biscotti

Positano Lemon Menu

Sunday, November 22

Zucchini Oreganata – Oven Baked Green Squash with breadcrumbs and herb

Pasta Positano – Fresh Pasta with Shrimp and Lemon Sauce

Main Course
Pesce all’Acqua Pazza – Fish in Crazy Water

Torta AnaCaprese –  Lemon Scented Almond Flour Cake

All recipes are designed to be recreated in your home kitchen. Classes are approximately three hours with questions and discussions along the way.

On Line Cooking Classes And How They Work!

On-Line Cooking Classes 

All cooking classes take place on Zoom or Skype.  When you email, I will send you a Reservation Form, and you can fill it out with name, selected cooking class and any food allergies.  Payment can  be made via Paypal or check.  Once confirmed, you will be sent a link via e-mail with the link that will take you to the class for the day and time.   Recipe booklet included.  A list of ingredients will be sent prior to the cooking class.  One cooker per computer or lap top only.

On the day of the cooking class, we will meet on Zoom or Skype, cook together, learn, enjoy and at the end of the experience, you will have a delicious lunch or dinner to share with family and friends.  


Private On-Line Cooking Classes 

Private on line cooking classes work as follows: you send me an e-mail at lauren@cooking-vacations.com, and I will send you a menu with different options according to season and duration 2 ½ to 3 hours).  Once you chose your menu, I will  send you the  list of ingredients and any special cooking utensils that you may need.
As soon as you confirm, I will send you a Reservation Form and then once processed – Payment will be made in advance via Paypal or check,-  you will be sent a link via e-mail with the link that will take you to the class.   One cooker per computer or lap top, please.
We then set a cooking class time according to your time-zone and availability.

For more information write me at lauren@cooking-vacations.com