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Cooking with Chef Titti

For many years now, Chef Titti has empowered an ever expanding cadre
of amateur chefs, adults & kids alike, to
hone their culinary skills & create edible masterpieces from scratch. Under her
masterful tutelage in these relaxed & very intimate cooking classes, she’ll help you discover your culinary chi - that true chef buried deep inside your soul.

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Fuel for the Soul aims to shatter the myth that only professional chefs, with years of training & experience in the kitchen, are able to master the creation of wonderful foods. Our mission at Fuel for the Soul is to not only make our artisan gourmet foods available for you in the retail marketplace, but teach you how to prepare your own high quality, fresh, wholesome meals on a daily basis.

Come join us on a magical journey into the culinary world of Chef Tiziana. Each month we offer a fantastic new itinerary for globe trotting via our series of intimate, instructional Thai
& Italian cooking classes. We’ll unearth exotic flavors from various parts of the world and breakdown recipes into simple, easy to replicate menus. Our scheduled classes are typically offered on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings, in addition to a variety of private classes hosted each month. All of our classes or dinner events are held in our recently built company HQ located in Boise's North End. Each class offers you the opportunity to prepare new recipes and learn a plethora of cooking techiques, as well as share a full 3-5 course meal with friends new & old. Our Italian & Thai cooking classes, as well as any special classes for Middle Eastern, Mediterranean Melange or "Asian Fusion", cost $65.00 per person.

Well I guess it couldn't last for ever, but while it did, the first part of our fall season was simply spectacular. Clear sunny blue skies, light breezes, clean air and a start to the cavalcade of autumn colors. These days the colder temps, rain and grey skies are a bit less cheery, although the colors of turning trees is without a doubt Mother Nature's artwork.

The thermometer is starting that precipitous drop down to freezing temps at night, so time to grab the last batch of green tomatoes and relegate them to off-vine ripening in the garage. Gardens are being pulled up and cleaned out. The colorful leaves swirling about and dropping to the ground are sucked up, shredded and put back to work as winter bedding for the garden. Ah, the cycle of life.

October 2015 closed out on a very busy and successful note. Got to catch up with quite a few of our clients, whom we see sporadically throughout the year, during their most recent private cooking class bookings. In addition to our scheduled classes over the next 2 months, we have quite a few private parties & holiday events in the hopper. All of the classes are beneficiaries of not only some great seasonl cooking, but hearty/comfort food menus. I must say, that while I thoroughly enjoy the lighter & fresher cooking with our garden's summer bounty, it's great to get back to some of these rib tickling recipes.

November 2015 will feature our heaviest offering ever of fresh pasta dishes, including 2 Gnocchi classes, another session featuring Ravioli and finally one other class that highlights fresh Tagliatelle pasta. And those opportunies to work in the kitchen alongside Tiziana were snapped up pretty quickly. As we head into the beginning of November, there is only 1 seat left for our Thai Cooking Class on Saturday November 14th. If this date might work for you, check out the November 2015 schedule of cooking classes.

As was the case with the release of both the October & November 2015 cooking class schedules, December also witnessed a continuance of the more mellow mode of selecting class dates. No more mania resulting in a sell out of all classes within 20-30 minutes. Now you've got time to digest the menu offerings, ponder a bit, inquire as to your friend's availability and then get back to us leisurely with your reservation request.

Still plenty of opportunities to secure a seat for a class in December 2015. So if you felt you were a bit tardy & highly unlikely to grab a spot next month, think again. We still have 2 or more seats available for six different classes on 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 12/27 & 12/30. Only 1 seat left for the Italian class on Fri. 12/11, but plenty in the other six classes. Take a look at the schedule for our December 2015 classes and see if one of these menus fits your bill. Should any of the available classes be of interest to you, give me a shout and let me know whether you want just a single seat or a multitude of spots. For reservations in one of our classes, you can contact Joel via cell at 208-781-0852 or shoot him an e-mail request to joel@fuelforthesoulboise.com.

PLEASE NOTE: Our Thai class offerings are on "hiatus" until January 2016, when we'll offer at least one class of this phenomenal Southeast Asian cuisine. We'll be looking to move away from cooking in a wok and using a variety of other modes to cook this gastronomy of Siam. All of our cooking classes, whether Italian, Thai, Middle Eastern, Asian Fusion or Mediterranean, remain priced at the reasonable cost of $65.00 per person. We raised our 2015 pricing by $5.00 per person to help offset increased costs, which resulted from our desire to purchase only the freshest seasonal ingredients from local producers
& family owned vendors based in our community. We truly believe in supporting the small businesses of the Treasure Valley & this sometimes means paying a bit more for high quality local goods produced in a more sustainable & responsible way. The fee for private cooking classes also increased and is now $650.00. This is a flat fee that covers up to 10 people for a private cooking class made up of your own family and/or friends.

And remember, the best way to get a leg up on booking a class for 2016 is to make sure you are on our mailing list. You'll receive a preview of the upcoming class schedule & thus the best opportunity for booking a seat before the classes are released to the general public. To be added to our Fuel for the Soul mailing list, simply drop me a line at joel@fuelforthesoulboise.com.

On a side note........We have closed bookings for our 2016 Cortina d'Ampezzo ski trip. This year will only feature 1 week long ski trip, as we did not get enough bookings to warrant adding a 2nd trip during the last week of January 2016. Info for our 2017 Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italia Ski Trip will be released at the end of March 2016. If you aren't familiar with our ski trip offering, you should be! These intimate ski trips are limited to just 8 people and are led by our own Tiziana Lancedelli. You'll spend 6 days/nights in Cortina and base out of the Lancedelli family lodge, Duca d'Aosta. It's ski in-ski out location in the Dolomites (Italian Alps) is simply spectacular. If you were to ask the past attendees from the trips over the last four years, they'd tell you it's an event of a lifetime and not to be missed.

Don't forget to check our Facebook page for the current listing of any class availability.
Our page is updated regularly and often multiple times in any given day. So if you want the most up-to-date count of seat availability for any given class in a particular month, take a pause for the cause & visit our Facebook page for more info. And while you're there, take 2 extra seconds to LIKE our page & business. THANKS!