Because you didn’t have a virtually limitless supply of Internet sources for cooking help at your disposal already, Vogue Italia has introduced a new feature called Vogue Kitchen, billed as the magazine’s online cooking school. Each of the section’s missives will include a recipe and a video in which an impossibly gorgeous Italian woman surrounded by impossibly gorgeous produce and cooking implements will teach you how to make, in Franca Sozzani‘s words, “fast, delicious and, above all, healthy recipes.”
And we admire that, because we’re sure there are plenty of time-strapped people who would like to cook but feel like they can’t. And even if those people happen not to speak Italian, they could still probably make due with the instructions, which come as both handy English subtitles and as a slideshow.
The first installment is a delectable looking cream of pumpkin soup with scallops and, true to its promise of providing healthy food, the soup doesn’t actually have any cream in it (to make the soup creamy, you add the water the pumpkin was cooked in), and there doesn’t appear to be salt, butter or any of the things that make us go mmm in this recipe. But it certainly looks great. And if Vogue knows anything, it’s that presentation is key. Head over to Vogue Italia to take a look at its first cooking school lesson, then tell us if you’d take a bite.