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The Glorious Vegetables of Italy with author Domenica Marchetti
18 Reasons
San Francisco, CA
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The Glorious Vegetables of Italy with author Domenica Marchetti
Sunday, September 22, 5:00-8:00PM
$55 for 18 Reasons members; $65 for general public
*This is hands-on cooking class culminating in a three course dinner; wine will be served.

Vegetables are the true heart of Italian home cooking. While most associate Italian cooking with iconic dishes such as pasta and pizza, the truth is that vegetables are the major players. In fact, vegetables often take the place of meat in many traditional "cucina povera" dishes.

In this hands-on cooking class taught by acclaimed author Domenica Marchetti, you'll pay tribute to vegetables from the beginning to end of the meal:

Minestrone Verde
a farmers' market-inspired "green" minestrone, with Tuscan kale, peas, zucchini and spinach

Eggplant "Meatballs" in Tomato Sauce
roasted eggplant puree is a clever stand-in for meat in this classic Neapolitan main course

Sweet and Sour Peppers with Oil-Cured Olives
a colorful side with layers of flavor

Carrot Polenta Cake with Marsala
an easy, tender and moist cake made with olive oil

About the instructor
Domenica Marchetti is a published food writer and author of three other Italian cookbooks, including The Glorious Pasta of Italy. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.
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"The Glorious Vegetables of Italy - glorious indeed! Domenica Marchetti reveals the last, great secret of the Italian kitchen: the abundance and staggering variety of vegetable dishes that Italians enjoy on a daily basis. What's the secret? The recipes are not from limited restaurant menus, but from la cucina, the home kitchen. That's where the chickpea, eggplant, fennel, and radicchio reign. Domenica, at home in the tradition, reveals all: lore, history, tips, and, best of all, a thousand thrilling tastes from the garden that is Italy."
Frances Mayes, author of seven books on Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun

"Domenica Marchetti has created a work of art, just as so many Italian masters who have come before her have done. Fresh vegetables, prepared so beautifully at the peak of ripeness, result in a book you won't want to live without. The really special part is that Domenica creates a perfect marriage between classic Italian vegetable dishes and the seasonal abundance that is available at your local farmers' market. This is truly an inspirational cookbook and one that I will enthusiastically return to for years to come."
Tracey Ryder, cofounder, Edible Communities



18 Reasons (View)
3674 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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