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Cucina Mediterranea


Speak and eat Italian!  Our food is representative of local culinary tradition.

Breakfast: at the Italian bar-pasticceria: cappuccino, espresso, latte, tea, different kinds of juice, cioccolato, gelato, panini, delicious pastries (croissants, cannoli, babà, sospiri, biscotti, etc.) etc. 

Special Cooking Lunch: During our Special Cooking Lunch  students will prepare and taste exquisite Italian home made food with our mammas: pasta dishes such as fusilli, tagliatelle, gnocchi, lasagne, cannelloni, spaghetti carbonara, etc.; second dishes of eggplants (parmigiana, caponata, ripieni, etc.),  zucchine (ripiene, fritte), meat (meatballs, vragioli), fish, etc.; side dishes of potato croquette, fried potatos and peppers; green salad and tomatos, bruschetta, etc.; dessert such as cannuoli, deliziose, torta moretto, etc. Each dish is made with local organic olive oil. Each Special Cooking Lunch will be accompanied by our traditional home made wine.

Dinner: at restaurants and at a pizzeria; dinner always includes at least two courses, side dishes, drinks, etc. Choices include exquisite pasta dishes, pizza, fresh bread, meat, fish, vegetarian dishes, salad, potatoes, pecorino, parmigiano and mozzarella cheese, salami and prosciutto, fruit, gelato, etc.  Individual meals will be prepared upon student's request. During our cooking lab students will prepare and taste exquisite Italian home made food.


The Cuisine Special Guest for the Summer 2013 will be Tommaso Affaldano, one of the best gelato (Italian ice-cream) maker in the world (for more information see our special guests web page).  Students will also have the opportunity to work with the following: Mr. Stilla, one of the best pastry-makers in Italy (for more info see the remarks given by Joanna Joka and others at our student evaluations web page); Enzo, special chef from Corsini Restaurant; Fiore, a bread, pizza, and local pastries maker; Franco Bifano and Leopoldo Bellucci, our experts of wine and olive oil; and of course our mammas Anna Maria, Nella, Fifina, and Carmela, who can teach you how to prepare unforgettable traditional Italian meals.


More details will be given at our orientations




Program Sponsors

De Rada Italian Institute, Cambridge, MA & Kingston, RI
A non-profit educational institute promoting the general diffusion of culture through education and exchange in cooperation with Italy and other European countries.

Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani

San Demetrio Corone (CS), Italy: A cultural, non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of Girolamo De Rada (1814-1903), the most important Italian-Albanian poet and writer of the Romantic period
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Contact Information


De Rada Italian Institute
37 Kingston Hill Ct.  
Kingston, RI 02881 

tel. 857-928-3456



Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani
Vico I Dante 4 
S. Demetrio Corone (CS), 87069 

tel./fax (011-39)0984-956165


Please contact us at with any questions, concerns or comments. Thank you.
De Rada Italian Institute: 37 Kingston Hill Ct., Kingston, RI 02881 USA
Centro Internazionale di Studi Deradiani: San Demetrio Corone (CS) 87069 ITALY - tel. (011-39)0984-956165

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