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FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management celebrates Italy’s storied culinary and wine history and culture

MIAMI (Nov. 18, 2020) – Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy Cristiano Musillo, and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is hosting The Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World Miami, featuring Michelin Star Chef, Cristina Bowerman who will lead a Masterclass titled, “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.” The public is invited to attend on Thursday, November 19th, via Zoom.

The theme of this year’s edition is based on the Italian cookbook, “Saperi e sapori delle terre italiane a 200 anni dalla nascita di Pellegrino Artusi”. Pellegrino Artusi was the brilliant author of the cookbook titled “Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well” (1891) which is considered a milestone in the Italian gastronomic culture.

The Masterclass will be streamed live from Italy by the Michelin star Chef Cristina Bowerman from her restaurant, Glass Hostaria. Other experts include: biologist and nutritionist Antonio Galatà, President of the Associazione Italiana Nutrizionisti in Cucina (AINC) and Massimo Montanari, President of Casa Artusi’s Scientific Committee and Professor of Food History at Bologna University. Moderating the conversation is food and wine journalist, Eleonora Cozzella. FIU Chaplin School dean, Michael Cheng, will also participate by welcoming students and guests.

This event aims at contributing to the educational enrichment of consumers and professionals in the food and beverage industry in order to promote the authenticity of the Italian taste, with a special focus on the expertise and empowerment of future chefs.

Some attendees will cook along with Chef Bowerman as she makes a Risotto with Five Tomatoes and Grana Padano DOP, “Rice and Grana Padano, an Italian Love Story”.

WHAT:     V Week of Italian Cuisine in the World Miami Masterclass

WHEN:    Thursday, Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  

WHERE:  Zoom Meeting

To RSVP for the masterclass, please register here.

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