baking classes with franca



Want to try your hand at bread and pastry making? This one-of-a-kind class taught in Tarboro NC at Alimentaire Wholesome Bread Bakery, will give you the basics of working and baking with sourdough so that you can enjoy fresh baked goodness straight out of your own oven. In  addition to this hands-on experience, you'll get to hear and learn more of the passion that fuels in Franca her long-standing love affair with food, and all things wholesome and natural. Plus, you'll leave with recipes, dough made by you and a freshly baked loaf to enjoy at home!

All materials for the class will be provided. All that's required of you is a love for learning and the taste of true wholesomeness (and, if you choose, your favorite adult beverage, because with what else would you wash bread down!) 

See below for our next scheduled class.

In these classes, you will:

  • Learn the fundamental skills for a lifetime of great baking.

  • Work side-by-side with Franca and Steve and other students to prepare each dish

  • Interact with classmates in a casual, welcoming environment for a rich learning experience.

  • Take home recipes, a list of equipment used, helpful notes, and more.

  • Most classes are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and feature a complete, seasonally inspired menu.

  • Students are welcome to bring their own bottle of wine or other beverage of their choice. 

Pasta, January 27, 1-4pm

Sorry, Sold Out! If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please stop by or give us a call at 919-614-5319.

Stay tuned for announcements of new opportunities to learn with Alimentaire!

I’d rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero—Sophia Loren.

It’s true what they say, life is a combination of magic and pasta, so don’t miss this opportunity to create a little magic of your own! This is a special Sunday afternoon class so we have plenty of time to enjoy this simple, yet satisfying process, of making your own pasta.

BONUS! Afterwards, the amazingly, talented and especially wonderful Inez Ribustello will be providing a wine pairing to taste as we sample your handmade hard work!


Pasta! Pasta! Pasta

When: Sunday, January 27, 1 - 4pm, followed by a fresh pasta and wine tasting, provided by Inez Ribustello.

For who? Any and all (size zeros included)

Cost: $85/ person

What to bring: Just you and your Nonna’s favorite apron.

Fill out the form below to reserve a spot, but hurry as the average time for these classes to fill is around 24 hours.

Not your thing? This class in particular would make an excellent gift! Sign up a friend, they will love you all the more for it!