We're Writing a Cookbook!
Yes, you read it correctly.
Each month, in real-time, we will be writing our Mediterranean Dinner Party cookbook and sharing it with you. We’re approaching this as an “at home” opportunity to cook, region by region, the dishes that make Italy’s food so influential and satisfying.
Chef Sara Hauman (Eater Young Gun, Zagat 30 under 30 and Bravo Top Chef contestant) will be crafting her take on the recipes for each regional dinner party - we’re starting in Sicily and then heading north to Liguria before circling all of Italy and the Med for the next year.
As we are preparing each chapter, each month, you will be able to see Chef Sara’s cooking videos on our social channels (Instagram and TikTok). We will then organize these recipes into the “dinner party” in our monthly newsletter written by James Beard award-winning wine and food writer, Jordan Mackay (Secrets of the Sommeliers, Franklin Barbecue).
Some of you may note that this is a turn from the past year’s Newsmagazine where we covered issues ranging from Voting Rights to Mental Health. There are still many of those stories left to be told but when we set out on this journey, we decided that we would tell new stories each year and work with different and incredible collaborators at every turn. And this year, literally and figuratively, we are hungry to feed ourselves and our souls.
How to access the monthly dinner party and recipe recommendations?
If you signed up for and are receiving this newsletter, you are all set to continue receiving updates from us. If you would like to follow the cooking videos on social media, here are the links – Instagram and TikTok.
Hungry and want to cook with us?
At the end of each month, we will be hosting a virtual dinner with the team at Truffle Shuffle that highlights the main course of each meal.
Our first Virtual Dinner Party: “Sicily” is on Saturday, July 23rd (4 pm PST). Dinner for two to prepare olive oil poached Swordfish is $150, ingredient kits included.
For this meal, we’d love for you to pop a bottle of Massican (Annia or Gemina recommended), but that is not necessary. Any Mediterranean (or Sicilian white wine) that is fresh, floral, citrusy, and salty will do.
Looking forward to having fun on this journey while eating and drinking well!
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