On Thursday May 8th at Kursaal Kalhesa (Foro Umberto I, 21 - Palermo) Stefania Barzini will launch her book entitled Fornelli d’Italia. Centocinquant’anni di storia del nostro paese raccontati da piccoli e grandi cuoche.
Food—and the culinary techniques and eating habits surrounding it—can describe a country better than the most intricate narrative. Thanks to the wide audience cooking has earned on TV and other multimedia channels, it is very important rediscover our innate culinary traditions.
The cuisine, in effect, is a social and cultural aspect of life; it is an affinity and reflection, the highest representation of our identity.
"Fornelli d'Italia" by Stefania Barzini is a time travel throughout our land, showcasing the evolution of Italy since 1861—the year of our national unification.
This retrospective journey is narrated with a very original point of view, by the extraordinary female cooks who have been taking turns in the kitchens of our homes.
Fabrizia Lanza, the owner and chief-instructor of the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school (founded in 1989), plans to step in at the end of the presentation. A tasting itinerary will introduce Natura in Tasca’s products to the attendees, which will be a selection of Sicilian culinary excellence—paired with Tasca d’Almerita’s wine.
The following evening, on Friday May 9th at 6pm, Fabrizia will accompany Stefania at her book launch at the Salone del Libro in Turin and host a cooking demonstration.