Italian Cooking Series with Letizia Mattiacci Sat, Jun 6, 2020 — 12:00PM to 1:00PM

For almost 20 years, Letizia Mattiacci has been hosting popular culinary workshops at her family home near Assisi, in Italy. Born in Perugia, she was raised in Umbria where, as a child, she took her place in the kitchen alongside her Sicilian mother, Eufrasia, a wonderful home cook.

In 2001, Letizia and her husband, Ruurd de Jong, decided to leave their academic careers to follow their dream of sharing the beauty and incredible food of Umbria, with the world. Alla Madonna del Piatto Agriturismo and Cooking School opened in 2003 and has received international recognition ever since, including mention in the Seattle Times, Food and Wine magazine, National Geographic, Lonely Planet, L’Italo Americano, The New York Times and an appearance on BBC television.

Letizia is also author of cookbook, "A Kitchen with a View," (available on Amazon) and is currently working on a second book.

This is the first in a three-part series, designed to introduce you to cooking in three distinct Italian regions, but more importantly, help support our friends and colleagues who, like so many, have experienced great financial losses.

All proceeds to this event and all of the classes in this series, will go directly to our friends and partners in Italy.

If you can't join the class, consider contributing directly to Letizia's fundraiser for her new cookbook with the link below.


How will the class be broadcast?

All classes will be broadcase via Zoom. While you do not need a Zoom account to participate, you do need to download the app on the device from which you will view the demonstration.

All registrants are required to include their email during registration. Registrants will receive an email from the organizer, Viaggi di Gusto, 24 hours prior to the event with a link to join the event.

What is the format for the class?

All classes will be demo only, and will last one hour. The demo will last approximately 45 minutes and the remaining 15+ minutes will be dedicated to Q&As.

Why is the class limited to 30 participants?

Limiting the number of participants provides a more intimate experience and will allow you to interact personally with the chef/cook.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact us at

What is the cost of the class?

While the class is free, we will be asking for a donation at the end of the class to support our partners in Italy, who have lost their income from COVID-19. It is our hope that our donation will help our partners stay in business so they can welcome us into their homes and restaurants again once it's safe to travel to Italy. Our suggested donation is $40 for each class (there are three in the series), but we are thrilled with whatever amount you can offer. Following the class we will send an email with a link to make the donation.


 To learn more and to register, click here.