Metro Bis Restaurant
@ The Simsbury 1820 House
731 Hopmeadow St
Simsbury, CT, 06070
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Italian Vegetable Cookbook Dinner
Thursday, May 4, 2017
6:30pm


Metro Bis is delighted to welcome Michele Scicolone for a five course, Italian wine dinner featuring her book, The Italian Vegetable Cookbook on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 p.m.

The Italian Vegetable Cookbook explores how resourceful Italian cooks have devised countless ways to prepare vegetables and shares recipes gathered during years of traveling Italy. Some, like Green Fettuccine with Spring Vegetable Ragu and Easter Swiss Chard and Cheese Pie, came from talented home cooks. Others, such as Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms, were passed down through her family. She encountered still others, including One-Pot “Dragged” Penne, in restaurants and adapted dishes like Romeo’s Stuffed Eggplant from the cookbooks she collects. Many recipes display the Italian talent for making much out of little: Acquacotta, “Cooked Water,” makes a sumptuous soup from bread, tomatoes, and cheese. In keeping with Italian tradition, some dishes contain small amounts of pancetta, anchovies, or chicken broth, but they are optional. Simple desserts—Rustic Fruit Focaccia, Plum Crostata—finish the collection.

Michele Scicolone  is the author of 16 cookbooks including The Italian Slow Cooker, Entertaining with the Sopranos, The Sopranos Family Cookbook (a New York Times bestseller) and Bistro Laurent Tourondel. Her 1000 Italian Recipes and A Fresh Taste of Italy were nominated for James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards, and she was also one of the editors of the 75th Anniversary edition of the classic Joy of Cooking. Michele’s articles have appeared in Bon Appetit, The Wine Spectator, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wine Spectator, The New York Times, Gourmet, Food Arts, and many other publications.

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