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Lesson/Lezione # Conversation/Conversazione Food/Cibo
PRIMI (FIRST COURSES)
1

Greetings and introductions

Numbers 1–10

The verb cucinare (to cook)

English:

Pasta all’amatriciana

Pasta with broccoli (vegetarian)

Italiano:

Pasta all’amatriciana

Pasta con i broccoli (piatto vegetariano)

2

Expressing preference, demonstrative adjectives

II Carnevale

English:

Risotto with mushrooms and saffron

Risotto with radicchio and sausage

Risotto with asparagus (vegetarian)

Italiano:

Risotto al funghi e zafferano

Risotto al radicchio e salsiccia

Risotto con asparagi (piatto vegetariano)

3 Conjugation of regular verbs-present tense: are-ere-ire-essere-stare-avere Pizza
4 Asking and giving information

English:

Gnocchi (potato dumplings) with tomato sauce (vegetarian)

Italiano:

Gnocchi al pomodoro (piatto vegetariano)

SECONDI & CONTORNI (MAIN COURSES & SIDE DISHES)
5

Meals structure—talking about one’s daily life/routine

La festa della Donna

English:

Meatballs

Tuna balls

Zucchini balls (vegetarian)

Salad with tomatoes (vegetarian)

Italiano:

Polpettine di carne

Polpettine di tonno

Polpettine di zucchine (piatto vegetariano) 

Insalata con pomodorini (piatto vegetariano)

6

Asking and giving directions (bus, cartina)

La festa del Papà

English:

Eggplant parmesan (vegetarian)

Beef stew

Bruschetta (vegetarian)

Italiano:

Melanzane alla parmigiana (piatto vegetariano)

Spezzatino di manzo

Bruschette (piatto vegetariano)

7 Talking about profession/hobbies

English:

Spinach crepes (vegetarian)

Italiano:

Crespelle di spinaci (piatto vegetariano)

8 Special guest: Anna Jasonides R. D., L. D., Nutritionist

English:

Baked potatoes with fennel (vegetarian)

Chicken roll-ups

Italiano:

Patate e finocchi al forno (piatto vegetariano)

Involtini di pollo

DOLCI (DESSERTS)
9 Coffee/il caffè il tiramisù
10

diminutive/augmentative/pejorative 

Describing a place/a person

la sbrisolona (traditional crunchy tart)
11

Making a reservation on the phone

La festa del lavoro

English:

Biscotti

Italiano:

i cantucci

12 At the grocery store

English:

Pie and fruit tarts

Italiano:

Crostata e torta di frutta

13 Dinner with some Italians at MIT

English:

Fresh pasta

Italiano:

Pasta fresca

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