“Preserving Italy’s” Domenica Marchetti coming to the Kitchen!

 In General

We are excited to announce that one of our favorite chefs and preservers is coming to The Learning Kitchen in July.

Domenica Marchetti is the author of 7 Italian-focused cookbooks including the most recent:  Preserving Italy.  This book should be in every home preserver’s kitchen. Peppered with stories and profiles, it introduces the reader to the world of Italian preserved foods. This book includes more than 150 recipes for conserves, pickles, sauces, liqueurs, infusions, and other preserves.


Her visit Wednesday, July 18th includes a cooking demonstration plus tastings and welcome drink of Prosecco – and preserving tips included.   And best of all, a signed copy of her book to take home, try the recipes on your own and learn what an Italian kitchen is all about.

This is a chance to expand our American tastes beyond our borders – and who hasn’t enjoyed everything Italian


Homemade Buttermilk Riccota (easy, fast!)

Sweet & Sour Roasted Red Peppers with Capers

Served on Crostinis

Proseco to accompany



Tickets are $50 per person (signed copy of Preserving Italy included).  July 18, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.

Buy tickets through our partner, Hand-Picked Atlanta, here:  Preserving Italy:  Domenica Marchetti


Chef Marchetti is the author of 7 cookbooks, all focused on Italian cooking. She leads cooking tours in Italy and spends a large part of the year there. In her words, ” I grew up in an Italian family. At the dinner table, we spent more time talking about what we should eat the next night than about politics or the news of the day. My mother is a native of Chieti, a picturesque hilltop city in Abruzzo, not far from the Adriatic coast. She had my sister and me shaping gnocchi and ravioli by the time we could see over the kitchen counter.

We spent our summers in Italy with my mother’s three sisters (all great cooks); each year my father (a Rhode Island native whose parents both came from Italy) planned trips around the peninsula, guided by where the best local food and wine were to be found. Italian home cooking is my first passion in the kitchen. Food is at the center of Italian family life and I have probably spent the equivalent of half my hours on this earth in kitchens and around dinner tables, cooking, eating, talking, arguing, and socializing.

If I’m exaggerating, it is not by much. The food I cook is the food I love to eat and feed others: simple, honest dishes that reflect my heritage and the seasons.”  

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