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Week of September 14, 2019

Alisa is an artist, author & entrepreneur. Her passion for food and love of beauty is evident as an artistic and aesthetic expression in everything she creates. Living in Europe and travels through-out small hill towns instilled a love of taking time out to savor life’s most simple luxury: cooking and eating.

Honing her culinary skills in San Francisco, Berkeley and the California wine country, she formed a food philosophy that continues to inform her simple, yet sophisticated cooking style.
 She believes it’s not only about what you eat, but also how you eat. When we take time to slow down and savor, we can enjoy food as a simple luxury in our daily life.

After opening a small, European-style lunchtime café in Atlanta, Alisa expanded her offerings from locally sourced seasonal and organic menu items to a line of beautifully packaged pantry provisions. Her inspiration for the hand-crafted artisan-made food she creates comes from ingredients she finds locally and in other regions of the country, where she scours farmer’s markets for the most unusual finds.

Her love of beauty and respect for restraint has attracted retailers from all over the world to showcase her artful food and gifts.
Alisa’s sensibility for simplicity and elegance extends beyond her culinary expertise. Winning numerous prestigious industry awards, Bella Cucina has garnered the attention of the media over the years. A highlight has been a feature on Oprah’s most popular “Favorite Things” show {twice!}, O magazine, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Garden, and Cooking Light.

 Alisa regularly contributes to a number of publications including the Edible Communities, a national culinary trade magazine with regional affiliates in most major food cities throughout the US.

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Chef Alisa Barry offers three hands-on culinary experiences, 3.5 hours each, during which you will enjoy preparing your own meal along with fellow cooks. Classes take place at La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 4 pm. For more information and registration, please click here.