Cucinato is pleased to present this special culinary event in collaboration with Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto. The dinner is accompanied with a short talk by Gaia Massai about the history and culture of Jewish food in Italy.
About Jewish-Italian Cuisine
Although the Jewish population in Italy is relatively small today, urban centres like Rome, Milan, Venice and Livorno – and small towns like Pitigliano in Tuscany – where once home to thriving Jewish communities.
Historically, Northern Italian Jewish communities had Ashkenazi (Eastern European) origins, while Central and Southern Jewish communities where of Sephardic origins (from North Africa or Spain).
Each community brought their traditional recipes and ingredients and integrated them into local cuisine in interesting ways. In some cases Italian dishes were adapted to Jewish cooking methods; in others, traditional Italian recipes can be traced to Jewish origins.
For event description, menu and to purchase tickets please go to Cucinato