Love Italian food? Twin Cities nonprofit to celebrate 'Father of Italian Cuisine'

Aug 05, 2021 350

BY: Karla Hult

After more than a year of online-only outreach, a local nonprofit dedicated to supporting small Italian villages is returning to in-person events. And fortunately for Minnesotans, you don’t have to board a plane to participate. According to the organization itself, Esperienza Italia inspires “the revitalization of rural Italian villages through language, culinary and other immersion programs.”  

Before the pandemic, that outreach included trips to Italy. And while they’re not yet planning an international excursion, they are hosting a truly Italian event on Sunday, Aug. 8. The event marks the 201st birthday of Pellegrino Artusi – widely considered “the father of Italian Cuisine.” Tom Gabriel with Esperienza Italia spoke with KARE 11's Karla Hult about the event for KARE 11 News at 4.

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