a dinner served with wine
It's been barely 3 weeks since Central Italy was rocked by an earthquake that killed 300 and left the lives of thousands shattered. The towns razed are isolated gems whose cultural roots are firmly planted in a harsh yet generous land. Those who live here, cannot fathom life elsewhere. Those who have left go back summer after summer, to the smells, colors and, most of all, the flavors of a magical childhood.
While the largest losses were in the 3 towns of Amatrice and Accumoli in Lazio and Torquata del Tronto in Le Marche, the territory belted by the fury was wider and it encompasses areas whose food traditions have established Italian cuisine as the standard of excellence all over the world.
Through times, this area has given so much to those who love and enjoy good food and all it means, it is time for the world to step up to the plate in its hour of dire need.
Join our resident Italians, instructor Viola Buitoni and Baia Pasta founder Dario Barbone as they showcase the culinary traditions of Central Italy to raise funds for the reconstruction effort.
Olive all'ascolana~Meat filled breaded olives
Frittata al tartufo nero~Black truffle frittata
Pasta all'amatriciana~Pasta with spicy guanciale and tomato sauce
Lenticchie del Castelluccio con salsiccie~Lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia with Italian sausage
Zuppa Inglese~Homemade chocolate and cream trifle with red Alkermes liquor