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Eating My Way Through Italy: Italian Cuisine as a Key to Culture



Eating My Way Through Italy: Italian Cuisine as a Key to Culture

Elizabeth Minchilli has been writing about the joys of Italian life for the last 30 years. She is the author of 9 books on Italy, including her most recent Eating My Way Through Italy (St. Martins Press, May 2018). She is the author of the best-selling app, Eat Italy, and has written for over 40 publications including Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and The New York Times. Her popular blog, Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome, is where she shares her passion for Italian food, writing about recipes, meals and restaurants. Her food tours , which she has been leading since 2011 have been featured in numerous magazine and blog features, including The New York Times.
Eating My Way Through Italy: After a lifetime of living and eating in Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli is an expert on the city's cuisine. While she’s proud to share everything she knows about Rome, she now wants to show her devoted readers that the rest of Italy is a culinary treasure trove just waiting to be explored. Far from being a monolithic gastronomic culture, each region of Italy offers its own specialties. While fava beans mean one thing in Rome, they mean an entirely different thing in Puglia. Risotto in a Roman trattoria? Don’t even consider it. Visit Venice and not eat cichetti? Unthinkable. Eating My Way Through Italy, celebrates the differences in the world’s favorite cuisine. Divided geographically, Eating My Way Through Italy looks at all the different aspects of Italian food culture.

Elizabeth Minchilli in conversation with Evan Kleiman.

Evan Kleiman is a true culinary multitasker. Chef, author, radio host, restaurateur and sought after speaker, she has been called "the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene" for her central role in bringing a community of food people together through her radio show, Good Food. As host of Good Food on KCRW since 1997, Evan has interviewed more than 6000 guests ranging from celebrated chefs to local farmers, enabling her to explore every aspect of food and how it intersects with human life.
As proprietor and chef of Angeli Caffe for 28 years before its close, Kleiman's improvisational style, while rooted in the Cucina Povera of Italy, showed her reliance on simple ingredients and economical ingenuity to produce delicious and satisfying food with a fresh, honest, pared down aesthetic that people intuitively understand and appreciate. When Angeli opened in 1984 Evan was credited with reintroducing rustic Italian cooking to the US. Kleiman is the author of eight books on Italian food and one video app, Easy As Pie.


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Date: Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Time: From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm

Entrance : Free


Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco