Meet Authors Melissa Pellegrino & Matthew Scialabba
The Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy
Wednesday, August 11th, 7-8:30 pm
The Italian Farmer’s Table is a sumptuously illustrated cookbook featuring authentic recipes from more than thirty working family farms in northern Italy. These agriturismi provide room and board to travelers and offer cuisine that epitomizes the farm-fresh movement underway in the United States, the United Kingdom, and beyond. Visitors come from all over Europe and North America to indulge in such delights as fresh ricotta cheese made the same morning, prosciutto from free-range pigs, and organic vegetables picked minutes before serving.
Professional chefs Matthew Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino have transcribed 150 northern Italian recipes from these family farms – including many that are seldom found in cookbooks outside of Italy. Full-color photographs and anecdotes about the farms and their residents bring Italy’s glorious countryside to life and illustrate such recipes as Swiss Chard and Ricotta Tarts, Lavender Encrusted Chicken with Pancetta, Fried Butternut Squash Ravioli, and Goat Cheese Gnocchi with Walnut Butter Sauce.
Come to the Wilton Library on Wednesday, the 11th, to learn from and about Matt and Melissa. Their slide show is as much travelogue as gourmet delight! They’ll narrate their experiences in Italy and talk about the resulting cookbook. We’ll have the books available for purchase and signing – what a terrific gift for any kitchen! Registration is highly recommended.
Wilton Library ~ 137 Old Ridgefield Road ~ Wilton, CT
In the heart of Wilton Center
Call 203.762.3950, x234 for more information.
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