A Pasta Lover's Tour of Italy with Francine Segan

A Pasta Lover's Tour of Italy with Francine Segan


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Pasta—possibly Italy’s most beloved culinary contribution–comes in hundreds of shapes and is served in thousands of sauces. Join Francine Segan, author of Pasta Modern, for an amusing talk on pasta's tantalizing history and interesting regional dishes. Learn what’s cutting edge in Italy today, perfect wine pairings for pasta, and what must-try pasta dishes to order in Italy. 
Taste several of these modern twists on historic pasta dishes (including dessert pasta), and we’ll even have time for a trivia contest about modern and antique pasta-making equipment. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of why pasta has stood the test of time, tips on how to pick the best dried pasta, and a shortlist of recipes and wines to help channel your inner Italian at home. 
Led by food historian, Francine Segan, an expert on Italy, this interactive seminar will entertain and delight. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the many fabulous pasta shapes and dishes to enjoy in Italy. 

Francine Segan is a renowned food historian and James Beard-nominated author of six books. She is a regular on TV, appearing frequently on the Food Network, PBS, Discovery, and History Channels. Francine's articles have appeared in Saveur, Epicurious, Vogue, and Fine Cooking Magazine and she is an often-featured expert in newspapers including the Wall St Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. She lectures across the USA at such prestigious venues as the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, Smithsonian Museum in DC, Virginia Fine Arts Museum, and 92nd St Y, NYC's premiere cultural center.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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E.T. (St Louis, US)
VERY INFORMATIVE

I really learned a lot and my mouth was watering the whole time

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Judy (New Westminster, CA)
Left me hungry

Francine is a story teller. I learned a lot about, the types of pasta and how they are used in various dishes in different areas of the north and south. Mouth watering photos and Francine's descriptions left me hungry for food and travel!

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Delicious Seminar!

Francine took us on a delicious tour of the pastas of Italy ... I had no idea that certain shapes of pasta come from specific regions of Italy. A fun and interesting seminar with great visuals.

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Larry Levine (San Jose, US)
Lots of knowledge, lots of passion for pasta!

Francine Sagan certainly has a huge amount of knowledge and experience related to pasta shapes and dishes from throughout Italy, and great enthusiasm and passion for the subject. The illustrations of forms of pasta, finished dishes and related subjects were abundant and beautiful. If I had any suggestion, it would be that there were perhaps too many pieces of information and illustrations too quickly, to be able to absorb it all and take notes.

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Julie Goldman (San Francisco, US)
Love pasta!

I loved this seminar. Francine took us all over Italy with wonderful stories, information and mouth watering photography. A wonderful treat

Customer Reviews

Based on 12 reviews
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E.T. (St Louis, US)
VERY INFORMATIVE

I really learned a lot and my mouth was watering the whole time

J
Judy (New Westminster, CA)
Left me hungry

Francine is a story teller. I learned a lot about, the types of pasta and how they are used in various dishes in different areas of the north and south. Mouth watering photos and Francine's descriptions left me hungry for food and travel!

S
Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Delicious Seminar!

Francine took us on a delicious tour of the pastas of Italy ... I had no idea that certain shapes of pasta come from specific regions of Italy. A fun and interesting seminar with great visuals.

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Larry Levine (San Jose, US)
Lots of knowledge, lots of passion for pasta!

Francine Sagan certainly has a huge amount of knowledge and experience related to pasta shapes and dishes from throughout Italy, and great enthusiasm and passion for the subject. The illustrations of forms of pasta, finished dishes and related subjects were abundant and beautiful. If I had any suggestion, it would be that there were perhaps too many pieces of information and illustrations too quickly, to be able to absorb it all and take notes.

J
Julie Goldman (San Francisco, US)
Love pasta!

I loved this seminar. Francine took us all over Italy with wonderful stories, information and mouth watering photography. A wonderful treat