Umbria: The Home of Chocolate

SORRY, YOU MISSED IT…. The History of Chocolate in Italy and A Virtual Tour of the Perugina Chocolate Factory Saturday, March 13, 2021, with Stefania Belli We learned about the history of chocolate, starting from its homeland in Mexico and tracing the path of its export, first to Europe, thanks… Continue reading

We learned, we cooked, we ate…

… with Chef Andrea Consoli On the afternoon of December 19th, Chef Andrea Consoli (of Cooking Classes in Rome) displayed his love of cooking Roman-style while teaching some Sentieri folks how to prepare some great regional dishes from his hometown. Several participants followed Chef Andrea step-by-step as he prepared Carciofi… Continue reading

And to all a good night!

It wasn’t the night before Christmas but Sentieri Italiani and company enjoyed themselves as if it were! Our friends from MUNNO prepared an especially delicious buffet, and live entertainment, featuring Natalja Aicardi on vocals and Gary Cestaro playing the keyboard, added to the festive mood of the night. Sentieri’s traditional raffle… Continue reading

La Cena Piemontese – A culinary visit to the Langhe

La Cena Piemontese • September 24th   On Sunday, September 24th, Sentieri Italiani and friends met at Osteria Langhe in Chicago’s Logan Square for an evening of slow food and fine wine. Grazie to co-owners Aldo Zaninotte and Chef Cameron Grant and the staff for giving us this opportunity to experience… Continue reading

Regional Dining — CAMPANIA!

La Cena Napoletana • November 12th “Vedi Napoli e poi muori.”   You’ll experience a taste of Naples when dining at Due Lire Vino & Cucina, located in vibrant Lincoln Square. Their dynamic menu highlights authentic recipes from the region of Campania that are prepared with seasonal and local ingredients with… Continue reading

How to Make the Real Ragu !

What you call Bolognese sauce in America, we call ragù in Bologna, home to one of the most popular meat-based pasta sauces the world over. Don’t be fooled by those tourist-trap menus baiting you with “spaghetti with ragù alla Bolognese”: ragù is to be consumed chiefly with tagliatelle. Other pasta… Continue reading