Garden heritage project documents, preserves Italian traditions

Aug 26, 2015 1043

By Deborah Weisberg

A double-header of earthly delights is on tap at Wigle Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Garden on Aug. 29 with Italian-theme gastronomic events. The fun begins at 3 p.m. with Fig Fest!, where folks can feast on all kinds of treats made from the fruit of ancient Rome, followed at 7 p.m. by Terra Buona, a five-course dinner designed to showcase heirloom vegetables from local growers, as well as homemade pastas and hand-cured meats.

"A Celebration of the Late Summer Italian Garden" is presented by Vallozzi's Pittsburgh, Wigle Whiskey and The Italian Garden Project, an organization intent on inspiring today's home gardeners and cooks to infuse Italian heritage into their lifestyle.

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