For 15 years (from 2005 to 2020) we held hands-on cooking classes for individuals at our Midtown Manhattan Cooking School, just a few blocks from the Empire State Building. We still offer hands-on cooking parties and events for corporations and groups of 12 or more people at Macy's located at Herald Square on 34th Street in Manhattan. For individuals, we are now offering virtual cooking classes through our video membership site
When you buy a 1-year subscription, you get access to our ever-growing collection of cooking video recipes, eBooks, and articles on techniques and ingredients of the Italian kitchen, so that you can learn whenever it suits your schedule, in the comfort of your kitchen, and at your own pace.
If you've already subscribed to the membership, you can log in right now by clicking the button belowLogin to My Membership
Teaching people to cook for almost two decades at our NYC cooking school has given us a unique understanding of what home cooks need to fully grasp a technique, a recipe, a way of cooking. It has also highlighted what mistakes most people make in the kitchen, which are the pitfalls of most easy-on-the-surface recipes for many home cooks, and why people often think cooking is more complicated than it really is.
We designed each of the videos in our online course with one goal: to share our best, tried-and-true, non-fussy recipes so that you can easily replicate them at home, with perfect results every time. Our recipes are the distillation of 20 years of teaching thousands of students Italian cuisine, and the result of even more years of traveling across Italy in search of memorable food.
We want to empower you to cook delicious Italian meals at home as often as possible, with as little fuss as possible, and with a good understanding of why certain things work and why others don’t. Italian food is inherently simple, and highlights good ingredients first and foremost. The recipes we’ll share with you reflect this philosophy.
We deconstruct each recipe so you can easily replicate it at home. We give you the tools you need to cook confidently and try new dishes, because our recipes have been developed with cooks like you in mind and have been tested literally thousands of times.
And we delve into what makes Italian cooking so rich and interesting--its regional nature--by focusing much of our content on specialties from Italy's twenty diverse regions.
If you've taken a class with us (live or virtual), you know we believe in an interactive learning environment.
In that same vein, our video membership site allows for plenty of interactivity between us: you can request recipes for future videos, share your progress with us, get troubleshooting help, and ask questions that we'll answer promptly to ensure your cooking success. Your questions, along with our answers, will be added to the pertinent lesson, so that everyone can benefit from the additional information.
The Rustico Cooking Video Membership offers the best of both worlds: the interactivity of virtual cooking classes, and complete flexibility to fit your schedule.
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$120 cost includes:
After your purchase, you will get 2 emails
Give it a test drive! Register for a free trial version of the membership showcasing 3 video recipes. Depending whether you are a new user, or have registered on the Rustico Cooking Portal before (say for a virtual cooking class or party), the procedure will be slightly different:
If you have already registered to our portal (for instance you have participated in a virtual cooking class, or a virtual cooking event) - there is no need to register for the trial video membership, because it has already been added to your client area! Just select my video membership.Login for registered users
If you are new to the Rustico Cooking portal and want to access the free membership - it is super easy! You just need to fill up the form below, and in a few minutes check your inbox for the registration instructions.
After you've clicked the "register" button in the form, you will receive an email with your login instructionsWhat's Next
Yes you can use it! we will need to locate your gift certificate in our database using the name of the person or organization who purchased it for you. Details are here. Note that occasional promotional, bonus offers or rebates on the membership apply to new purchases only.
The free trial membership contains only 3 recipes from the video membership, so you can have a glimpse of the contents. The video membership has over 60 video recipes, and we add more every week. For an idea of how fast we add new content, see here. The video membership also includes recipe eBooks as well as exclusive articles on various aspects of Italian cuisine. The video membership offers interactivity with Micol and members can also suggest recipes for inclusion. The video membership also includes special offers and discounts for members only.
Login to our portal here and use the username and password that you selected to access the free trial membership.
When you purchase a membership, you receive a code (a string of numbers and letters) you can use within 2 months to activate the membership. The membership becomes active when the code is first used in the system, and that is when the 1 year subscription starts. So you can purchase a gift membership in advance that will be valid for a full year.
The paid membership can be found by clicking here. You will just need create a user profile and enter the activation code when prompted.
The membership is not set up for automatic renewal, but we will send you a reminder a month before expiration date.