This 5-session class, organized in partnership with ItalCultura, the official language center at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, will introduce students to the language and cuisine of Italy by focusing on a different Italian region each week. The first hour of each session will be taught by an ItalCultura language instructor, who will provide an introduction to the culinary history and culture of that region. During the second hour, students will enjoy a demonstration, taught by the chef of Eataly’s cooking school, on how to prepare a classic, regional Italian dish from start to finish. Students will enjoy the finished dish paired with a wine chosen by our beverage expert.
Join the class:Italian Language, Food and Culture: Beginner-Level
You can choose to take it in italian ( advanced levels required) or in english!!
Join the english course: History of Italian Fashion, taught in English
Today Milan ranks with Paris, New York and London as one of the top 4 players in the world of fashion. The development of an "Italian look" is generally thought to have taken place in the late 1970s, by Designers such as Armani and Versace.
Join us to learn more about Italian Fashion Designers (Armani, Prada, Versace, Le Sorelle Fontana, Pucci, Dolce e Gabbana, Max Mara, Fendi and many more) and understand why the Italian style is so famous and appreciated all over the world!
All this will be presented through video and images demonstrating the development of fashion trends since the 1950's.
This course will be taught in English by fashion blogger Maria Vanessa Colapinto.