Showing posts with label Culinary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Culinary. Show all posts

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Call for Guest Writers Considerations Now Being Accepted

Want to be part of the Italian American Girl social media journey?  We are seeking guest writers/ guests for upcoming features on the site, and other social media platforms.  If you have a great story, brand, book, event pertaining to the Italian American journey, please send your submission for consideration to margaret at italian american girl dot com


Saturday, July 11, 2015

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Italy's Most Recognized & Famous Butcher, Dario Cecchini Coming To New York & Boston

At a time when culinary arts are heavily watched on such mainstream shows and networks like Top Chef, and Food Network, there is one thing constant and missing from each of these shows, although the contestants are cooking and claim to be culinary experts, do they know the basics of traditional food preparation, production and growth? Famous Italian butcher, Dario Cecchini is that man who has maintained an old world tradition or shall I say an art form of a lost culinary tradition of butchery. His skills prove to be next to none and has cultivated his craft where now it must be shared with those who lack this education.

One thing I learned from my early childhood trips to Italy was the value of such traditions and arts. My aunt and uncle owned a butcher shop in our local town, and quite frankly as some things were gruesome to see the way in which you learn the food process is raw. The way an animal is fed reflects the end result of the quality of meat. Granted, I'm not so much of a meat eater, but I struggle everyday with eating meat here in the United States, because I want to know where my meat is coming from.. which is impossible to know. In Italy, you may have that privilege of knowing where your local butcher grows his livestock. I mean its a direct hit on knowing what you're eating. Unfortunately, here in America we have no education on food and where and what the process of producing food is, this is the major difference in food education.

A while ago, a friend of mine from California, Guy Arnone wrote a guest article here on IAG about his family business which happened to be the family restaurant. He was expressing his need and desire to learn more about food, the process, the organic ways of life. At one point on his blog he started documented his newly grown garden to show his passion for home grown produce. This is a further down generation of an Italian American trying to directly connect with his roots and he went full plunge. Shortly after several posts, Guy decided to leave the family business and headed to Italy to study under Dario Cecchini as an apprentice. He wanted to learn the basics, the ropes, the supreme way of a lost art. Guy spent some time in Italy learning all of it and came back to New York, where he is now working for EATALY in New York City. Guy will be appearing with Dario for these latest appearances in New York and Boston. If you want to learn from the best and get a glimpse into a lost culinary art form go to these appearances.

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Italian Cooking- Cookies & Sweets-- Traditional Recipe Talk This Sunday - December 12 at 8:00 pm

Join me this Sunday -- December 12th for a hosted chat in the Italian American Girl group on Facebook, where we will be talking about traditional recipes for dinner and desserts. What are you making for Christmas Eve? The traditional seven fishes. Did your grandmother pass down the recipe for making zepole?

These traditions are slowly get lost in our Italian American community, let's work together for a little chat this Sunday at 8:00 pm and talk traditional Italian recipes.

Everyone is invited including all Italian American aficionados in the culinary arts, I encourage you to join the discussion so you can share you expertise.

To join the group you must be on Facebook:

Friday, July 31, 2009

Top Chef's Fabio Viviani Partnering with Santa Margherita For The First-Ever “Great Taste Challenge."

Top Chef’s Fabio Viviani is partnering with Santa Margherita for the first-ever “Great Taste Challenge,” a food and wine pairing contest for wine-lovers to win a trip to LA and learn from Fabio himself!

Consumers can submit their recipes and a short demo video about why their dish pairs well with Santa Margherita wines at between now and August 31st. Finalists will be judged by Fabio in NYC on September 24th and the winner will travel to LA for a 3 day trip, which includes cooking lessons with Fabio at his restaurant, Café Firenze.

For full contest details, click here: CONTEST

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Italian American Girl Interviews The Host of Brindiamo TV, Ornella Fado.

Ornella Fado is the founder of OK Productions, the first of its kind production that features Italian restaurants with a touch of Italian culture, fashion, and tradition. Through multi-media including television shows, DVDs, Podcasts, newsletter, and books, OK Productions provides its audience with a multi-faceted experience in all-things Italian, particularly Italian cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients and with high quality culinary products. With, Brindiamo! viewers get a real behind-the-dining room look at these successful restaurants. Moreover, after seeing the delicious dishes created by the masters, viewers will be inspired to go and enjoy these tantalizing treats by visiting the fine dining establishments that feature them.


You can catch her show on NYCTV (PBS) on Saturdays at 10:30 am and Primetime at 9:30 pm.

Visit Ornella's Brindiamo Site: Brindiamo TV

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