The Food

Here at our cookery school we aim to source our ingredients from local producers as far as we possibly can. We aim to
use fresh, local and seasonal produce.
All our  meat, potatoes and honey come from our own village of Claypole.
Our flour  is supplied by two local flour mills: Tuxford Windmill, Tuxford. And Cogglesford Watermill, Sleaford.  Tuxford mill also supply us with their home-milled Polenta.

We don't use imported Pancetta, as 'Porters of Newark' smoke their own superb back bacon.

The fish and seafood we use is delivered fresh from Grimsby on the day of the course.

The vegetables in our dishes are supplied by a local green grocer who is based at Newark market .
 Some of the vegetables and herbs are from our own small garden plot!

 Some of our key ingredients come from Italy.

 We have adopted the same ethics for sourcing these as to those used to source our more local produce.

*We have found small producers who are working to support their own local culture, agriculture and rural economy in Italy. 

We hope you enjoy preparing and eating our food and produce.

* Inevitably some of the Fresh ingredients like mozzarella and Ricotta are more difficult to source from small producers but we are working on it!


 "Karen Migliore and her family were absolutely wonderful at our May Food Fair on Gainsborough’s Richmond Park. Karen makes the most beautiful Italian food using local produce and does great demonstrations that are both friendly and informative. She welcomes you to her Italian family kitchen with open arms and really involves you in her cooking. The kids loved the pasta making! I would highly recommend Karen and her family and will be looking to book her again in the near future."

 Holly Parker

Activities Officer

They usually do as there is always some lunch, dinner, cake, or other delicacy on the go, ready for sharing.

We would like to open up our Italian Family Kitchen and invite you into our home with the wish to pass on to you some of the recipes, tips and techniques from our home country. We hope you enjoy our down to earth, fun and  informal cookery sessions whilst appreciating good food and wine and making new friends along the way. We do not pretend to be "Grandi Chef..." but two passionate home cooks who have had the good fortune to have been born in Italy, with much gusto for food!

The food and recipes we prepare have been handed down to us over the generations by our parents and grandparents and are authentically  Italian. 

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Dear Karen,

Thank you for a lovely day yesterday. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and learned a lot. All three of us are getting pasta machines for Xmas. Roz had one but she didn't use it so it went to a charity shop.

Your Sincerely

Jo Spencer

We hope you enjoy looking round our website and look forward to welcoming you soon into our warm and friendly kitchen.

Find out more about us, book a course or give us a call - we'll be happy to answer any of your questions and try to accommodate your cooking requests. 



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That's Amore... Italian Family Kitchen and Cookery Schoo

For the past ten years we have been cooking up treats for our friends and family, who have taken to dropping in on the off chance that they might get fed!