According to the organizers:
“An amusing talk on Italy’s iconic foods, including tantalizing history, cooking tips, a trivia contest with prizes and more.
With special tastings and demos by James Beard finalist, chef Joe Cicala of Le Virtù, Philadelphia’s renowned Italian restaurant, which Philadelphia Magazine raved “…takes the prize in a city full of Italian restaurants because we’ve never had a bad meal, a bad time or even a bad moment here.”
- A week’s worth of delicious Sacla pasta sauces and pesto.
- Contrary to legend, Marco Polo did not discover pasta in China. There’s archeological evidence of it in Italy dating back to 400BC.
- Brooklyn’s been a foodie destination for ages.The first American pasta factory opened in Brooklyn in 1848.
- October is National Pasta Month
- Use a big pot so the pasta has room to move while it boils and doesn’t stick.
- Thinner, lighter sauces like those made with fresh tomatoes, go best with thin or delicate pastas, like spaghetti.”