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Cooking Classes in Rome

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It seems this question has been posed before, but with somewhat less than satisfying results.

Can anyone recommend a good cooking class in Rome? My girlfriend and I are living in Rome for the next few months. I've read praise of Maureen Fant's Annotated Lunch, but it sounds like a one day event--I'm looking for something a bit more in depth. We're both reasonably skilled home cooks, and are familiar with Roman (as well as Umbrian, Tuscan and some northern Italian) food. I may never make Pajata back in the States, but it would be nice to know how to make this, and some of the other typical Roman foods. Our favorite Roman restaurants tend toward the casual end of the spectrum (some are mentioned on Chow) and that's what we're hoping to recreate in our kitchen. Classes don't necessarily have to be in English, as we speak some Italian.

Any thoughts?

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  1. We had an excellent full day cooking class with Daniela del Balzo in May. The class is conducted at the Testaccio market where ingredients are purchased and then relocates to her lovely home (with expansive modern kitchen) in the Aventine. We booked through Context but you can do a Google search under daniela's name. Her site/email (was) astheitalianscook.com. Great culinary skills, very personable and fully fluent in English. We had a wonderful time with four other participants.