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Nancy’s Story
    Lesson from Nancy Silverton's class

    Video time: 59 min

    Chef Nancy Silverton gives us a delicious taste of her world, starting in her summer home in Umbria, Italy, before taking us into her home and restaurants in Los Angeles, California.

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    Nancy Silverton
    Teaches her California cuisine
    Join Nancy on a culinary journey to explore her simple, seasonal, and delicious Californian-Italian cooking style.
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    What you'll learn

    Documentary

    Discover the stories behind the chef and her food as you immerse yourself in the chef’s backstory before diving into the lessons

    Inspirational

    Go on an inspiring journey to the chefs home and city, to uncover their influences and get inspired to start cooking

    Italy & California

    Travel to Nancy’s homes in California and Panicale as you take a culinary adventure to uncover his story

    Nancy Silverton
    Teaches her California cuisine
    Join Nancy on a culinary journey to explore her simple, seasonal, and delicious Californian-Italian cooking style.

    Nancy Silverton
    Teaches her California Cuisine

    Nancy Silverton’s pitch-perfect palate leads her on an endless quest to make the most delicious food possible. Join the celebrated chef, author, and restaurateur, on a tasty adventure inside her inspiring kitchens in Panicale, Italy, and Los Angeles, California. Learn a lifetime of knowledge as Nancy teaches over 40 signature dishes and techniques, including her Caesar and other salads, Chi Spacca Pepper Steak, roasted veggies, and Mom’s Apple Pie.

    Nancy’s lesson plan

    Chef Nancy Silverton gives us a delicious taste of her world, starting in her summer home in Umbria, Italy, before taking us into her home and restaurants in Los Angeles, California.

    Transport Osteria Mozza's legendary mozzarella bar to your next dinner party and pair it with four delicious condiments: Salsa Romesco, Basil Pesto, Caper Relish, and Black Olive Tapenade, and served with Fett’unta — grilled bread drowning in olive oil.

    Join Nancy with Chi Spacca’s executive chef, Ryan, as they both share the techniques, secrets, and inspiration behind their dramatic and famous Chi Spacca Pepper Steak: a special pepper-crusted steak served with bacon and charred scallions.

    From fried parsley and orange zest to shaved cauliflower and bagna cauda croutons, this Chi Spacca Caesar salad creation is bursting with texture, flavor, and originality.

    Join Nancy inside her favorite kitchen in Panicale, Italy where she learns to make traditional tagliatelle from the world's foremost pasta authorities: two Italian nonnas!

    Nancy puts her own creative spin on this Italian stewed sweet pepper classic by roasting it in the oven to achieve a richer, more deeply caramelized flavor profile. These peppers are going to totally steal the show at your next party.

    Ever wonder how a chef conceives a new dish? Watch Nancy’s creative process from the farm truck to first bite in pursuit of a seasonal and delectable dish. Learn how to compose a plate to account for color, texture, moisture, depth and of course, flavor.

    Learn how to coax the best texture and flavor out of earthy butter potatoes by first confit-ing them in oil, butter, garlic cloves, fresh rosemary and sage.

    The recipe was inspired by Nancy’s celery and burrata dish at Mozza Bar, a plate that chef Deb Mikhail said that “celery can actually be cool.” Doctored up with turmeric, crushed Persian lime and fresh mint, this dish is bright and vibrant.

    Learn the eggplant essentials, like how to score, salt and sweat them to release any bitter juices. Caramelize onions, “candy” your garlic, and top with whey to take this dish to another level. An unforgettable side at your next dinner party.

    We’re back in Nancy’s home kitchen where she’s preparing Spiced Lamb Ribs for a dinner party. Learn life changing cooking hacks and get a glimpse into Nancy’s quirky culinary world when she busts out a flea market coffee grinder to make her spice rub.

    Nancy serves dinner in her Italian garden with a cascade of contorni that highlight the season’s best: roasted tomatoes with thyme & black olives; roasted cauliflower with caraway seeds; baked cabbage with olive oil; and baked onions with sage and vinegar.

    Feel at home with this comforting apple pie recipe. Each pie bursts with a heaping cupful of sautéed apples. Nancy loves to top each pie with a big mound of vanilla gelato, and so should you.

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    What our students have to say

    "She defines LA food for our family and her flavors have always been a part of our family celebration and ingrained in our memories. Thank you for offering this program!"

    Valerie D.

    "I loved every second of this story. What stood out the most was Nancy’s kindness. Thank you for letting us get to know her better. PS Also going to visit Italy ASAP because of this movie:)"

    Erin h.

    "So loved & enjoyed meeting Nancy! Excited to begin classes with her."

    Carole S.

    "This is a very inspiring story. Just love it"

    Elkje V.

    "So interesting and inspiring!"

    Diana N.

    "Wonderful documentary, I learned so much. I now know why Nancy is always so welcomed by other chefs."

    Beth H.

    "Amazing presentation."

    Xavier B.

    "Nancy inspires me to be much more creative with my cooking process. Watching this program has made me much more appreciative of her style of cooking."

    Rita C.

    "So inspirational! Good simple food to share with friends."

    Shelly S.

    "Very inspiring on many levels. Nancy is truly a master artist in every sense of the word."

    Ann M.

    "Fantastic! I love her approach to her dishes, her obsession and joy!"

    Kate C.

    "So inspired by all of this! My total food philosophy in a nut shell."

    Sandra S.

    "So fantastic! I’d soooo love to be her kitchen assistant!"

    Cat M.

    "Nancy, you are spirited, passionate and ever so kind! I am looking so forward to learning more from your experiencing and your creative cooking styles!"

    Lynda S.

    "Congratulations, Nancy and her team. Wonderful, delicious food. Ready to go to "ChI Spacca Restaurant" now!!! CI vediamo pronto!!! Clara"

    Clara I.

    "I Love the Video, very interesting and inspirational."

    Mark S.

    "A beautiful story, can't wait to learn how to cook delicious, simple, and beautiful food."

    Siripastr J.

    "Beautiful!! Nancy takes you on an adventure with her! Makes you want to go to a farmer's market, pick up what's in season and start cooking! Thanks!"

    Alison D.

    "Loved learning about Nancy and her life. The food looked delicious and was more about the fresh ingredients than fancy cooking."

    Anne F.

    "I loved watching Nancy's story. Makes me wish we could be friends."

    Denise S.

    "I'm crying. So beautiful, so heartfelt. I am a really good home cook and I cook with same intention, to make something really delicious and to bring people together. Thanks!"

    Leslie F.

    "Absolutely inspiring! She is my absolute favorite chef. I can't wait to start making Nancy's food."

    Maria A.

    "I want to do a Nancy Silverton food tour!!! Everything looks spectacular, ALWAYS."

    Victoria J.

    "My inspiration, you have encouraged me to continue to follow my dream. Thank you"

    Melissa J.

    "Enjoyed this class very much. Brought memories of my mom, grandmas and aunts cooking together .Thank you Miss Nancy"

    Colleen C.

    "Chef Nancy is already an icon in her realm and your production level brings out who she is quite vividly. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with the culinary world!"

    Erick G.

    "I am excited to try all of these dishes but more importantly learn how to build up flavor."

    Antoinette D.

    "I LOVE THE ENTIRE FILM…I am now a super big fan of Nancy - her story is simply amazing & inspiring congratulations YESCHEF!!!"

    Jordan J.

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