Cook with Chris

Hands-on cooking classes, private dinners and team-building in Atlanta and beyond. Come for the food, leave with new friends. Chef Chris believes food brings people together.

Chris lived (and cooked) in Italy for two years, splitting his time between Florence and Bologna. His hands-on classes share an authentic taste of Italy with curious cooks. All levels are welcome to join.

Operating as usual

It tasted good, sometimes, to be square.

Ragù alla Napoletana (Sunday Sauce) — Sauced & Found

When it comes to getting #saucy with your plate of #pasta, I’m of two minds: 1) no more
than 10 minutes or 2) 5hrs (at least) bubbling and simmering. One of my favorite slow sauces is “ragù napoletano” — a blend of San Marzano tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, stewed meats, and red wine. Simmered until a symphony of flavors sing to your taste buds.

If time wasn’t an issue, how would you sauce your pasta? The first time I experienced Neapolitan Ragu was after attending a three hour long Sunday procession of the Madonna in Naples.  While I enjoyed the mass, this dish felt like the ultimate reward for my three hours of Sunday penance parading behind a very large,&

Which fall fresh #pasta would you pick?

I. Wild #funghi (🍄) ravioli with roasted tomato sugo?


II. #Lasagne alla zucca (🎃) with white sauce and parmigiano?

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#Carbonara today.
Carbonara yesterday.
Carbonara tomorrow.

Made with hand-cut egg #tagliolini pastas

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Michelin-starred chefs' favorite 20-minute dinner recipes — Insider

What do you make when you want something yummy but don’t have tons of time to cook? Some or my favorites:

* pasta + cherry tomatoes, basil, mozzarella
* Mexican-style street tacos 🌮
* veggie frittatas 🥚 🧅 🥦 🥬
* carbonara, carbonara, carbonara 🥚 🐷 🧀
* chickpea curry 🍛 & basmati rice
* stir-fried eggplant with 🌶 and ginger
* homemade fried rice 🍚
* miso soup with tofu and seaweed Insider asked Michelin-starred chefs to share their favorite 20-minute dinner recipes, along with tips to easily recreate them. Curtis Stone, the chef behind Maude and Gwen, told Insider it only takes 10 minutes to whip up a perfect steak, which he likes to pair with mushrooms cooked in sherry vineg...

In #amore💚❤️ with this gourmet graphic that a friend in Italy cooked up.

Gourds, bumps and vines.

Love having the chance to help a family spread across three states to connect around their shared love of cooking.

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Fine, I confess. Now, that’s it’s #fall🍂, I really want to make pumpkin🎃-parmigiano🧀-panko🥖 #MacNCheese.

(PS: No “pumpkin spice” required).

Discover the nutty goodness of kabocha squash with this stellar sauce

#Pumpkin - roasted, souped, seeded or carved.

So much gourdy goodness. This squash curry recipe will make you fall in love with fall's nutty kabocha.

Which shape of #ravioli do you prefer?

1) Squares ⏹


2) Rounds ⏺


3) Triangles 🔽

11 Recipes That Are All About the Pumpkin (and Apples) (and Everything Fall) — Epicurious

Flavorful #fall 🍁foods find me feeling famished. What's cooking this weekend? Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners that lean into the best fall produce.

Visit Italy

All I want for 2021 is.... a room full of prosciutto.


What makes you happy? A room full of prosciutto? 🇮🇹

How to Make Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce

Feelin’ Sunday #saucy🍝

Fall into Fall with an inFALLible Recipe: Pumpkin Apple Bread - The Amateur Gourmet

Which recipes make you feel the fall 🍂🍁🍂 feels? For me, it’s my mom’s pumpkin-apple bread with crumble topping: The very first thing I can remember making on a regular basis–when I was right on the precipice of becoming an amateur gourmet—was pumpkin bread. It’s a great recipe to start with if you’re scared of the kitchen, if you don’t have fancy equipment, if you want all the pleasures of baking wi...

How to Pair (Great) Wine With Food From Trader Joe’s

What's your favorite bottle for under $10?

Personally, I'm a fan of an earthy #NeroDAvola (Sicilian red) with grilled marinated eggplant. An excerpt from the new book Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World.

Crisp #dosa crepe — filled with spiced potatoes 🥔, chili 🌶 and green peas

Autumn in a Jar: Our Recipe for Persimmon Jam

What's your #jam? Here is our recipe for sweet (or spicy) persimmon jam. With three variants.

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Some fall days just beg for sweet potato 🍠 pancakes 🥞 with pecans and maple 🍁 syrup

Feeling #grateful after receiving a personal note from an online cooking student who’d felt scared to make pasta from scratch before our #fettucine-making class.

Backyard-grown Thai #chilis 🌶 🥵 🇹🇭 are ready for harvesting.

How do you like to spice up a dish 🥘?

What’s your go-to flavor for heat 🔥?

Who can guess the key ingredients in my magic “green sauce”?

Its tangy / herby / tart kick compliments these tahini-glazed roast carrots 🥕.

Meet the Woman Bringing Calabrian Olive Oil to the U.S. — Condé Nast Traveler

Hand-pressed Calabrese olives meet Bay Area roots: Skyler Mapes uses traditional Italian processes to produce her EXAU olive oil.

[09/12/20]   Bread 🥖 + tomato 🍅 + basil 🌿 = ???

#GuessWhatsCooking #ItsWhatsForDinner #CarbsForDays

Balsamic-glazed 🍇 , roasted in the oven 🔥 until charred and reduced. Perfect for topping a slice of toast 🍞 or bread 🥖 + cheese 🧀 platter.

Open-Face Eggplant Sandwiches With Ricotta and Pickled Onions — Bon Appétit

What’s your go-to crusty bread 🥖 topping? While pan-fried eggplant is extraordinarily delicious, sometimes you need a preparation that’s quick and low-mess. For this dinner-worthy sandwich, you’ll sear the eggplant on the stove, then marinate it in oil and vinegar to make it silky-soft and flavor-packed. The eggplant is great on its own...

Before and after Pugliese #focaccia—fired 🔥 with cherry tomatoes 🍅, wild rosemary 🌿 and spicy peperoncino 🌶 on top.

19 recipes to make before the summer is over — Apple News Spotlight

Finish this sentence: “My favorite summer dish is: _________.”

I’ll start: fried clams from New England. Plus: how to craft the perfect cheese board, the Trader Joe’s products to stock your freezer with, light, bright Italian dinners, and iconic hotel cocktails to pretend you’re on vacation.

How to Ace Making Challah Bread — Martha Stewart Living

Holler at me.

What’s your favorite #bread variety?

#badbreadpuns #flourwatereggssugar #carboholic Our favorite baker shares his challah knowledge so you can braid a glorious loaf for Rosh Hashanah—or anytime.

The Rich, Buttery, Fruit-Filled Cake I Make Every August (and You Should Too) — Kitchn

🥚 + 🧈 + 🥛 + 🍑 = clafoutis

A custardy French cake that’s the perfect compliment to summer stone fruit. For me, certain dishes conjure memories of people from my past. Banana cake always makes me think of my grandmother Dorothy and her banana cake with a baked-on frosting. Her sister Fannie set the benchmarks for peach cobbler and caramel cake, while German chocolate cake always reminds me of my Uncle...

The Art of Aperitivo: 20 Easy All-Italian Recipes

Do you #aperitivo?

(Food + drink before you sup) A collection of finger food recipes to accompany a glass of wine or a classic cocktail — just like we do it in Italy!

Wild #salmon steaks, glazed in gochujang / honey 🍯 / miso. Served atop charred green onions and a lemongrass-coconut broth.

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