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Marcella Hazan, Culinary Luminary

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Hailed as the godmother of Italian cooking in America, Marcella Hazan (1924-2013) did not learn to cook until she married and moved to New York in 1955. She began cooking for her husband using the Ada Boni cookbook, and became so proficient that in the 1960s she began teaching Italian cooking classes in her home. In 1969, she opened  the School of Classic Italian Cooking. Her first cookbook, The Classic Italian Cook Book, received widespread acclaim and commendation. It was followed by five more award- winning cookbooks.

Moderated by Andrew F. Smith, faculty member, Food Studies, panelists include:

 - Susan Friedland, former Director of Cookbook Publishing at HarperCollins

 - Michele Scicolone, author of The Italian Vegetable Cookbook and The Italian Slow Cooker

 - Cesare Casella, Italian chef and restaurateur (Salumeria Rosi & Ristorante Rosi) and Dean of Italian Studies at the International Culinary Center

 - Victor Hazan, Marcella's husband and professional collaborator

Sponsored by the Food Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement.

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Free; No tickets or reservations required.



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