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"Preserving Italy's" Domenica Marchetti Presents: Cooking Demonstration with Tastings, Drinks, and Book Signing at The Learning Kitchen
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"Preserving Italy's" Domenica Marchetti Presents: Cooking Demonstration with Tastings, Drinks, and Book Signing at The Learning Kitchen

Thanks to our favorite Italian cookbook, Preserving Italy by Chef Domenica Marchetti, the flavors of faraway cuisines are more accessible than ever. To further prove the point, we are lucky to have Chef Marchetti making the most compelling of arguments with a cooking demonstration and tasting!

What To Expect

  • 1 copy of Preserving Italy, by Chef Domenica Marchetti, retail $23
  • Prosecco as welcome drink
  • Cooking demonstrations, tastings and preserving tips by Chef Marchetti
  • Bragging rights to all your foodie friends

Scout Notes

Imagine you're watching your favorite cooking show. Now imagine that instead of some gussied-up actor, it's one of the best and most accessible chefs out there. And you're in the kitchen with her… AND you can eat what she cooks. Welcome to The Learning Kitchen’s hosted booking signing and cooking demonstration with Chef Domenica Marchetti of the beloved cookbook "Preserving Italy". This event is perfect for any foodie looking to spice up their home cooking. And if we hear some of Marchetti's personal stories while tasting some delish new flavors along the way? Even better.

Chef Marchetti is the author of 6 cookbooks, all focused on Italian cooking. She leads cooking tours in Italy and spends a large part of the year there. In her words, " I grew up in an Italian family. At the dinner table, we spent more time talking about what we should eat the next night than about politics or the news of the day. My mother is a native of Chieti, a picturesque hilltop city in Abruzzo, not far from the Adriatic coast. She had my sister and me shaping gnocchi and ravioli by the time we could see over the kitchen counter. We spent our summers in Italy with my mother’s three sisters (all great cooks); each year my father (a Rhode Island native whose parents both came from Italy) planned trips around the peninsula, guided by where the best local food and wine were to be found. Italian home cooking is my first passion in the kitchen. Food is at the center of Italian family life and I have probably spent the equivalent of half my hours on this earth in kitchens and around dinner tables, cooking, eating, talking, arguing, and socializing. If I’m exaggerating, it is not by much. The food I cook is the food I love to eat and feed others: simple, honest dishes that reflect my heritage and the seasons."

For us Hand-Pickers, Chef Marchetti is demonstrating how to make her Buttermilk Ricotta plus Sweet & Sour Roasted Red Peppers with Capers served on Crostini. But for those who have already started drooling, fear not! Chef Marchetti will be blessing us with a chance to try this delicious recipe on the spot, in addition to some Prosecco for your enjoyment! Oh, and right in line with The Learning Kitchen, Chef will even show you how to best preserve these dishes for all you meal prep aficionados since preserving is at the heart of this cookbook.

To further set off the fun, Chef Marchetti is gifting each attendee with a signed edition of her new book Preserving Italy, which is best described as accessible Itailain cooking with an emphasis on flavors of the Italy by exploring more than 150 recipes for conserves, pickles, sauces, liqueurs, infusions, and other preserves.

For those somehow out of the loop still, The Learning Kitchen offers hands-on classes geared to the home cook. Their mission is to bring together all generations for the purpose of learning and sharing wonderful traditions including canning, fermenting, bread baking, and more. Lyn, the owner of The Learning Kitchen, has become good friends with Chef Marchetti and together they make a dream team for teaching others about how to keep fresh when trying to cook new flavors.

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