Preserving: Tomatoes – Sunday, 25 February 2024


Sunday, 25th February
10am till 2pm

It’s the season for preserving TOMATOES! In this workshop, you will learn how to preserve tomatoes in traditional Italian ways: Salsa di Pomodori (Tomato Passata), Pomodori Pelati (Bottled Peeled Tomatoes), and other tomato preserving products . You will no longer need to purchase tinned tomatoes or bottled tomato passata. You will be thrilled at how easy & simple it is to preserve and produce these wonderful tomato products.

TO BOOK USING GIFT VOUCHER: Please email with your contact details and voucher number. Angela will reply with booking confirmation or if extra payment is required. 


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“As a child, I spent many hot summer weekends with my siblings and parents (from Southern Italy) preserving tomatoes for Salsa di Pomodori (Tomato Passata) & Pomodori Pelati (Bottled Peeled Tomatoes). We would preserve thousands upon thousands of tomatoes which would see us through many plates of pasta al sugo or ragu for the winter (and the rest of the year) – until the next hot summer, when tomatoes were in abundance again”. Let Angela take you on a journey back to when she grew up and learn the traditional Italian tomato preserving methods! This class is both hands-on and demonstration.

Angela Palermo, founder & teacher of The Village Cooks, trained as a pastry chef and has worked for the likes of Rachel Grisewood, Lorraine Godsmark, and Andy Bunn.

Her cooking and baking is heavily influenced by her Italian heritage and growing up in a family that grew & preserved its own food and created dishes from their own produce. Angela shares her love of simple, home-style cooking & baking with students at her cooking school The Village Cooks.

What you’ll learn

  • How to authentically preserve tomatoes in traditional Italian ways:
    • Salsa di Pomodori (Tomato Passata)
    • Pomodori Pelati (Bottled Peeled Tomatoes)
    • Other tomato preserving products

What you’ll get.

  • Morning tea on arrival with coffee/tea/drinks;
  • Take home recipe and notes from the day;
  • Learn the art of authentic, traditional Italian tomato preserving;
  • Preserving glass jars & bottles to take home your preserved tomatoes;
  • Share in a light lunch;
  • Sample some preserved tomato products;
  • Drinks provided throughout.

What to bring.

  • A big smile
  • An Apron
  • Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes
  • Additional preserving glass jars incase we have left overs.

Terms & Conditions for this event:

  • Each ticket purchased online for cooking classes or workshops at The Village Cooks includes a Booking Fee of $5.00 (booking fee is non-refundable).
  • Classes are non-refundable. 14 days notice is required if you wish to transfer to another class or to keep your funds in credit for another time.
  • Cancellations made within 14 days or less of the class date are unable to be transferred or credited. You are welcome to send someone in your place by notification and with details of your replacement, or otherwise, your spot will be forfeited.
  • Every effort will be made to not change or cancel classes, but in case of sickness or emergency, we reserve the right to change the date of the class and in the event of a class not proceeding, a full refund will be made.
  • In the event of Australian Government lockdown or restrictions, where cooking classes or workshops are either cancelled or postponed, a refund will be made available (excluding the $5.00 Booking Fee from the total refund).
  • There is a minimum of 5 participants for this class. We reserve the right to cancel a class up to 48 hours prior to its date if we do not have enough bookings. This class will not be held if there are fewer than 5 participants (or otherwise specified), and in this case, your money will be refunded or transferred to another class at your discretion.
  • By registering & forwarding payment, the participant of the ticket is consenting to these conditions.

The Village Cooks is located Sylvania, Sydney (26kms south of Sydney City, 12kms from Sydney Airport).


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