Eleonora Galasso talks to Donald Sloan
As the Romans Do: Authentic and Reinvented Recipes from the Eternal City
Saturday 15 October 2016
Blenheim Palace: The Marlborough RoomVenue
Journalist and food interpreter Eleonora Galasso introduces her cookery book, As the Romans Do, a celebration of Roman cooking and lifestyle, and gives a cookery demonstration.
In her first book, Galasso takes the reader on a journey through the streets of Rome and provides recipes for meals for all occasions and at any time of the day, from earthy breakfasts to al fresco meals and dinner parties.
Her recipes are broken down by category including family lunches, food-happiness suppers, romantic dinners and festivities. They include sweet melba toast; crispy lamb cutlets with cauliflower and chestnuts accompanied by a potato and orange savoury cake; and almond biscuit and sweet wine semifreddo.
“Galasso, a Rome native, is all about la dolce vita – and what a sweet life she appears to have. Her recipes – sticky breakfast buns called maritozzi, stewed rabbit with grapes and olives or pasta cacio e pepe with mussels – are down to earth and do-able. The photographs of Rome and the beautiful Galasso are almost as good as a holiday.”– Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
Galasso was born in Rome and trained at the Ateneo Italiano della Cucina in Rome before travelling the world as a journalist. Her passion for food led her to start running food workshops and pop-up kitchen events and restaurants in Rome and Paris. She has 45,000 followers on her Instagram account and consults for major international brands.
Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute.