Far away from the conference’s usual home base, Campania in Southern Italy, LSDM came to New York for the second year to celebrate Italian culture and gastronomy on June 28 and 29. On day two, Matilda Cuomo was pulled from the crowd and took the chance to talk about the New York State Mentoring Program, a cause very close to her heart.
Massimo Sola's "Almost Carbonara," last year's best pasta dish in New York
Attention, foodies! On Friday, June 23, a panel of food experts at the James Beard House will select the winner of this year’s Primo di New York competition, i.e. the pasta dish you’re going to have to try stat!
The world-renowned chef, Massimo Bottura, recently joined a panel discussion on food waste, hunger, and the environment, joined by UCLA’s Jennifer Jay, Burbank Recycle Center’s Amy Hammes, and moderator Evan Kleiman of KCRW-FM.
Pasta may be Italy’s most famous first course, but rice is equally key to Italian cuisine. During the Renaissance, the swamps near Milano were turned into rice paddies, and rice has played a starring role ever since. One of our favorite Milanese dishes is Saffron Risotto.
Naples native Gianfranco Sorrentino has over 30 years of restaurant management experience around the globe and now owns three flourishing Italian restaurants in Manhattan. His most recent undertaking, Mozzarella & Vino, is located right across the street from the MoMA and serves inexpensive, traditional Southern Italian cuisine without sacrificing quality.
Francine Segan is a noted public speaker and food historian, and hosts the series "Americans in Love with Italy" produced by i-ItalyTV. An expert on culinary traditions, Segan will be speaking about transformations in Italian gastronomy and the history of chocolate.