You may have heard the rumor that the pizza in Italy is underwhelming, considering that it was born in Napoli. I can confirm that the allegation is correct. So when we drove to Le Marche Italy after having eaten mediocre pizza on and off in Tuscany, we decided to take a new approach- learn to make our own! Through our research we stumbled upon La Tavola Marche’s website located only 30 minutes from where we were staying in Smirra, Italy. It was meant to be!
La Tavola Marche is a B & B and cooking school run by a young American couple, Ashley and Jason Bartner, who moved to rural Italy 6 years ago to immerse themselves in new experiences and do what they love- cook. Chris and I found their pizza class informative and entertaining. Jason is knowledgeable about what he does and has a knack for explaining the details. Ashley showed us how to make Tiramisu and added a nice social element to the event. The pizzas and tiramisu we made were delicious and I’m sure my friends at home will be very pleased with my new skills.