Buongiorno a tutti!
It's been a while since I've seen most of you, so I'm hoping you'll come by the lecture I'm giving at the Italian Institute of Culture (very official, I know). Many of you have asked me about Roman food, so here's a chance to find out the what, where and why of our most famous dishes. Hint, not for the squeamish: in Roman fashion, there's no shortage of entrails (no gladiators involved).
See you there!
Where: The Italian Institute of Culture (814 Montgomery Street (between Jackson and Pacific)
When: Tuesday, March 6 at 6.30 PM
How: It's FREE but spaces are limited. They do reserve spots, so email them right away at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's the description of the lecture:
"Take a whirlwind virtual tour of Rome with a slideshow covering 2000 years of culinary history, and discover what makes its signature dishes quintessentially Roman.
1. Pane: How bread kept emperors employed and won Romans over to American culture
2. Antipasti: How a jewish appetizer conquered the catholic capital
3. Primi: New world flavors redefine an ancient cuisine
4. Contorno: How sauces gave Rome an appetite for colonization
5. Secondo: The origin of Italy's gutsiest cuisine
6. Coffee and dessert: How roman meals end in fire and ice"