Food

Week of the Italian cuisine: highlights from IIC San Francisco

 
With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches its fifth edition, which will take place in San Francisco and the Bay Area November 16-22, 2020.
 
WEEK OF THE ITALIAN CUISINE IN THE WORLD | The Mediterranean Diet
  • Nov 16: Native Italian Grapes – Part 1: The South (Webinar)
  • Nov 18: Lecture on the Mediterranean Diet with Joseph Puglisi
  • Nov 19: Carol Field Award
  • Nov 21: Italian Drive-In at Fort Mason Flix
 
 
NOV 16 | 11 AM
NATIVE ITALIAN GRAPES Part 1 – Southern Italy
A Webinar with Leslie Rosa
 
No other country in the world even comes close to offering the number of distinct grape varieties found in Italy. Join the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for this three-part Zoom series on Native Italian Grapes presented by Leslie Rosa, a sommelier and Founder of La Dolce Vigna Wine + Culture Tour Co. Each Zoom will highlight a selection of these unique grape varieties, the wines they make, as well as the cuisine that traditionally accompanies them.
 
Monday, Nov 16th, 11:00 am PST | Southern Italy
Monday, Nov 30rd, 11:00 am PST | Central Italy
Monday, Nov 30th, 11:00 am PST | Northern Italy
 
The three webinars are offered free of charge by the IIC San Francisco on the occasion of the 5th edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World.
Leslie Rosa
 
Med Diet
 
NOV 18 | 3 pm PST
GOING BEYOND MEAT: CURRENT AND FUTURE INNOVATION IN FOOD AND THE BENEFITS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET
 
A Zoom webinar with Joseph Puglisi (Stanford University), interviewed by Chiara Cecchini (Future Lab Food). Opening remarks by Lorenzo Ortona, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, and Stefano Pisani, Mayor of Modica.
 
 
 
NOV 19
CAROL FIELD AWARD
 
The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to announce the first Carol Field Award recognizing outstanding Americans in the Bay Area in the promotion of the Italian culture and the Italian cuisine’s authentic products. 
 
Carol Field, who passed away in 2017, is considered to be the most important book and TV show editor in the West Coast on the subject of Italian cuisine. She was also the first person to introduce the tradition of making Italian bread to this region of the US.