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The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals For Family and Friends
May 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
*The author will be interviewed by local chef Barbara Lynch
The Italian Table delivers both parts of the fantasy and reality of Italian meals as they would be eaten on location. Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration–as well as insight into the traditions of the food and celebrations–it serves as a practical resource that gives home cooks and hosts step-by-step guidance on how to re-create these fabulous meals at their own tables.
Menus and recipes include: Eating in the Market in Florence with Coward’s Spaghetti, Pappa al Pomodoro, and Apple Cake; A Sunday Lunch in Emilia-Romagna with Ricotta and Swiss Chard Tortelli, Vegetable Pie, and Stuffed Pork Roast; and A Table by the Sea in Positano with Mozzarella on Grilled Lemon Leaves, Squid and Walnut Salad, and Jackie O’s Spaghetti. With a resources section for Italian ingredients; headnotes brimming with interesting history, recipe shortcuts, and serving suggestions; and menu introductions detailing what to drink, how to set the table, and how to time the preparation and the party itself, this is an essential guide for home cooks and those who love to entertain.
About Elizabeth Helman Minchilli:
Elizabeth Minchilli is the author of eight books on the joys of Italian life. She has written for over 40 magazines, and today shares her passion for Italy through her blog, best-selling apps for iTunes and Android, and through her food tours in Italy.
Minchilli’s passion for Italy led her from her native United States, where she studied architectural history, to Italy in 1987. She writes on food, travel and design. Her newest books are The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals For Family and Friends, Eating My Way Through Italy, which recounts her journey’s up and down Italy, following her appetite and Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City is based on her popular blog Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome. It is her homage to the city that feeds her, literally and figuratively.
Elizabeth lives with her husband, Domenico Minchilli, an architect who restores and builds homes in Italy and around the world. They live in a rooftop apartment in Rome and a farmhouse in Umbria.