Cancelled - The Delicious Economy of Italian Cooking: Bread

Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:00pm to 9:30pm
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3674 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States
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A hands-on cooking class culminating in a family-style dinner served with wine.

Continuing on the theme of July's class of the Delicious Economy of Italian Cooking, Viola has recently returned from her summer in Italy and brings new inspiration to transform leftover bread into unexpected creations and reduce waste in your kitchen. 


Pappa di mare - Bread and tomato soup with seafood 
Polpette di tonno e ricotta alla menta - Mint scented tuna and ricotta croquettes 
Peperoni ripieni alla siciliana - Sicilian stuffed peppers
Minestra di pane e verdure di stagione - Bread and seasonal vegetable soup
Pizzette veloci - Weeknight mini pizza 
Pane cunzato estivo - Summer dressed up bread


Viola Buitoni, a direct descendant of the famed pasta and chocolate family, hails from Perugia, in the heart of Umbria. She came to the US for college, but soon after attending NYU as an economics major, she was drawn back into her genetic passion for food. She ran an Italian catering business and had a shop showcasing the best of Italian food on Madison Avenue in NYC. After moving to San Francisco in 2004 to start a family, Viola can now be found giving lectures on Italian food traditions and trends, and teaching cooking classes in collaboration with 18 Reasons, SF's Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Consulate, Cavallo Point Lodge Cooking School, Draeger’s in San Mateo and Blackhawk and Pepperberries in Eugene, OR. Since 2013, she has been a brand ambassador for Baci, the iconic Italian chocolates made by Perugina, the worldwide confectionery brand founded by her great grandfather. Viola has also produced food articles and cooking videos for Recently, she began speaking on panels about tradition and innovation in food production and leading groups to explore local and artisanal food systems and producers in Italy. You can follow her adventures and find information on traveling with her at