The Mediterranean diet is heavy in vegetables and olive oil, while keeping protein to a minimum -- a combination that has resulted in the population of this region being some of the healthiest people in the world.
But it's not only highly nutritious: It's downright delicious, too.
A native of Sardinia, Monica Casimiro has been crafting Italian food since childhood, and she recently began collaborating with Seattle Central's Continuing Education program to share her passion with others.
Our Exploring Sardinian Cuisine & Culture series is comprised of three hands-on workshops, hosted at Monica's beautiful facility in the SODO area of Seattle.
Each workshop will focus on a specific traditional dish; you'll create it with your fellow students, eat it together, and then complement it with a delectable dessert pairing.
Interested in learning more about Monica? Read her profile below.
What classes do you teach for Seattle Central?
I'm teaching the Exploring Sardinian Cuisine & Culture Series, which includes three different workshops:
How long have you been teaching?
I have been teaching for nearly 10 years, and my students include both adults and children.
What's your educational & professional background?
I'm an early childhood educator, with over 20 years of experience.
What do you enjoy the most about teaching your classes at Seattle Central?
I love meeting new people, and revealing to them the secrets of an ancient cuisine.
Tell us about an inspirational teaching moment.
During one of my fresh pasta classes, one of my students -- a very young financial consultant -- said that, 'Making ravioli is an emotional and fulfilling experience.'
That quote inspired me to focus on making fresh pasta, and teaching others how to do that. I want to have other people experience the same thing she described!
There are two types of people in the world, those who follow their dreams and those who keep on dreaming.
- Cooking, of course!
- I love David Bowie
- American Boy by Estelle
Restaurant in Seattle
- La Carta De Oaxaca in Ballard