In the James Beard award-winning book A Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove, Laura Schenone told the stories of American women, primarily through food and recipes. Her latest book is a more personal memoir, The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken A Search for Food and Family.
I haven't read the whole book yet, but I can tell you that in addition to the recipes and stories about ravioli there are also stories about family, cooking, mystery, romance, Italy, ghosts and much more...
Book Passage is hosting a dinner with Laura Schenone where you'll enjoy a feast of ravioli and other Ligurian specialities at Farina Focaccaia Restaurant.
Sunday November 11th at 5:00 pm
3560 18th St
Chef Paulo Laboa will demonstrate how to make ravioli in the Ligurian style and Laura will share stories and probably a few cooking tips. The menu sounds perfect for ravioli-lovers!
Assortimento di focacce Liguri
assortment of Ligurian focaccia with stracchino cheese, with cherry tomato
served with a glass of Vermentino
Ravioli alla genovese con tocco
Hand made ravioli filled with veal served with Genovese meat sauce
Ravioli di carciofi alla maggiorana
Hand made ravioli filled with artichoke served in a marjoram sauce
Ravioli di zucca al burro e salvia
Hand made ravioli filled with pumpkin served in a sage and butter sauce
Misticanza di campo con scaglie di pecorino
Red bib and little gem salad with shaved pecorino cheese and balsamic vinegar
Raviolo dolce alla Ligure
House made sweet ravioli with ricotta cheese
$105/person or $180/couple
(includes wine, tax, gratuity and an autographed copy of The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken) Reserve tickets.