Piazza Italia Event

Last week I had the privilege to be invited to an amazing event at the Kings Food Markets that presented a variety of Italian products. This showcase recreated a traditional Italian market or “piazza” featuring a collection of hand-curated products that participants sampled and learned about directly from Italian artisans.

The event started with Jeff Binder, Kings VP  with an overview of Piazza Italia, followed by a talk with Cecilia Ercolino.

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Next there was a live cooking demonstration led by Chef Fabio Auguadro with support from Rossella Rago (and her Nonna).

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Participants were able to taste bite-sized entrees as they walked through. Some of the samples included: Prosciutto san Daniele and mozzarella

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Assorted grilled and marinated vegetables

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Mussels with lemon and extra virgin olive oil

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Main Course first dish: Delicious “Le Paste”: Gnocchi del Poeta with Anfosso basil pesto and  Kings Food Markets tagliatelle with olives and caper sauce. It was very tasty!

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Main Course second dish: Lentil stew with mussels, herbs, and extra virgin olive oil.

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The lentil stew was delicious!

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Dessert dish: Vanilla gelato with Amarena cherries and Domori chocolate.

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I had a chance to talk to my new friend Chef Fabio and asked him for some tips on how to make my favorite dishes.

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Thank you Kings Food Markets and Piazza Italia vendors for the generous gift bag. I will try some of these for my next meal.

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Finally, I had a chance to meet my favorite chef Rosella Rago and her Grandma and get her book “Cooking with Nona”.

Check out the book here: http://cookingwithnonna.com/Products/the-cooking-with-nonna-cookbook.html

 

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  1. Tammara Baird April 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Wonderful article!

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