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A Summer Feast from Southern Italy with Rosetta Costantino
July 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Roll up your sleeves and leave your passport at home– Rosetta Costantino tours us through Italy in her monthly offerings here at the Artisan Baking Center!
Let’s celebrate summer with dishes found in the South of Italy. This hearty, bountiful Vegetarian meal has something for everyone, and will feature fresh ingredients available during the summers in Italy. Participants in the class will work in teams to create delicious dishes, while being called to see demonstrations and important techniques Rosetta has mastered in her recipes. This is a social and active class that will make you feel as if you are cooking amongst family to create a spectacular meal. Grab a friend and get your seat for this class today!
Polpette di Melanzane (Meatless eggplant meatballs)
Busiate con Pesto Trapanese (Handshaped pasta with pesto trapanese)
Involtini dell’orto (Grilled eggplant, grilled red peppers and zucchini stuffed with breadcrumbs, pine nuts and raisins)
Zucchine con la menta (Grilled marinated zucchini with mint)
Gelato Bianco variegato al pistacchio (White chocolate gelato with pistachio cream swirl)
Cookbook author and teacher ROSETTA COSTANTINO was born and raised in Verbicaro, a small wine-producing hill town in Calabria, at the southern tip of the Italian peninsula. The family moved to the Bay Area when Rosetta was 14 years old, and though they settled into the fast pace of life there, they kept their traditions. They continued to grow their own produce, raise rabbits, make their own ricotta, and cure their own salsiccia Calabrese with spicy peperoncino from their garden. Even after she earned a chemical-engineering degree at the University of California Berkeley and went on to a successful career in Silicon Valley, Rosetta retained her love of her family’s traditional foodways. Rosetta shares her story, family traditions, and over 150 recipes in MY CALABRIA: Rustic Family Cooking from Italy’s Undiscovered South (November 2010). Written with San Francisco Chronicle food columnist and author Janet Fletcher ,and nominated for an IACP cookbook award, MY CALABRIA transports readers to this unique food culture of rustic, homegrown, and homemade foods. Rosetta’s second book focusing on the desserts of Southern Italy was published by Ten Speed Press on October 2013 and has also been nominated for an IACP cookbook award.