You can eat mussels in many ways: just with garlic and lemon, with spaghetti and tomato sauce, as part of a seafood salad and so on… but stuffed, in this way, are simply incredible, try to confirm this! 

Common at Christmas dinner, this is a traditional recipe from the Vasto area and the Trabocchi Coast that you can easily replicate at home all over the year.

Guided by Mamma Anna Maria and Fabrizio, you’ll learn how to prepare this delicious dish, which depending on your menu, could be an appetizer or a second course. Don’t forget the bread to make a memorable “scarpetta” (little shoe) to enjoy the tomato sauce at its best and to clean the plate or the pot :-).

You could also practice some Italian (Mamma Anna Maria doesn’t speak any English, and Fabrizio will translate her instructions) and discover something more about Abruzzo wines.

Learn how to cook this traditional recipe from Abruzzo for yourself or your family and friends, and buon appetito!



6:00 p.m. Italy time (check here for the exact time in your area)


Around 1.5 to 2 hours, or even longer if we’re having fun.


To give you all the attention you deserve, each virtual experience is limited to 10 participants. Each booking is meant to be for 1 Zoom connection, so if there’s more than 1 of you cooking at the same time in your house, no problem (you can use 1 booking), but if there’s more than 1 of you cooking from different households, you need to book for how many locations you will be connecting from.

*Please note that this event will be confirmed (we’ll send you an e-mail as soon we’ll reach this) if there will be at least 5 participants.


  • A portable device with a camera, audio, and broadband Internet connection
  • Download and install the Zoom application (after you reserve a spot, I will send you instructions)


Before the virtual experience

After you book your experience, you will be e-mailed copies of the recipes and a list of ingredients and required kitchen tools. We will send you instructions on how to download and install the Zoom application along with a Zoom invitation to our virtual experience.

During the virtual experience

We’ll meet in the Zoom Virtual Experience Location 15 minutes before the event’s scheduled starting time. Together we will cook our menu or enjoy other experiences. You’ll have the opportunity to talk with Fabrizio, Mamma Anna Maria, and perhaps other hosts; have fun; ask questions; and get real-time support.

After the virtual experience

About 48 hours after the event, you will receive your diploma and a PDF e-book containing the best screenshots of our experience. Also, please note the live virtual experience will be recorded (so that you can watch it over and over again any time you want). By reserving a spot and participating in this class, you accept that you will be recorded.


Honestly I (Fabrizio) don’t have any idea how much charge for this. My goal is to spend some time together, have fun, see you again, and speak a little bit of Italian if you want, so I decided that you can book and participate without prepaying. After our meeting, I’ll send you a PayPal link, and if you want, you can pay the amount you think is fair, based on how much you enjoyed and learned from the experience.


By joining one of our virtual experiences, you’ll get a 10% off promotional code for one of our cultural, active, culinary, or ancestry tours, which you can discover here. Please keep in mind that this special promo code is valid only for new bookings (confirmed starting October 20, 2020) finalized by January, 30 2021. If you feel uneasy and worried about traveling to Italy in the near future, please have a look at our new safe and flexible booking policy by clicking here.


Cucina Abruzzese, or, Cooking in Abruzzo! Since I cannot travel to Italy right now due to COVID Italy came to me! I attended a virtual cooking class with Italia Sweet Italia and had a wonderful time and learned a new technique! The class was taught by Fabrizio Lucci and his sweet mom, Mamma Anna Maria, who live in Vasto, Italy. Other class participants were from the US, England and Spain. If you desire to learn some Italian cooking you cannot go wrong with an Italian MOM! She is the best! Fabrizio organizes tours in Italy and I can say from experience that his tours are A+!

Eileen A

Salt Lake City, United States

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