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Sun, Jan 10


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Blessed or Damned? Italian Recipes with a Dantesque Twist!

Join Italian Chef Claudia Fraschini on a culinary journey inspired by Dante’s "Divine Comedy"!

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Blessed or Damned? Italian Recipes with a Dantesque Twist!
Blessed or Damned? Italian Recipes with a Dantesque Twist!

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2021, 12:00 p.m. PST

on Zoom

About the Event

To celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death, the Dante Alighieri Society of BC presents Italian Chef Claudia Fraschini, who will launch her book of Italian recipes inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy titled Beata o Dannata? La Divina Commedia è servita (Trenta Editore, Milan). 


Online in English via Zoom

at 12:00 noon PST

For the occasion, Chef Fraschini will also showcase the preparation of two of the intriguing recipes featured in the book.

Admission: Gold coin donation for non-members. Free for the Dante Society members. 

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Please see below the list of ingredients for the two showcase recipes. If you want to follow chef Claudia in real-time in their preparation, remember to boil the potatoes before the start of the cooking class!

For the gnocchi:

Red potatoes (1Kg) or potato flakes, all purposes flour (200gr), butter (60 gr),  fontina from Valle d'Aosta (or, alternatively,  gorgonzola o toma cheese from Alpine pastures -– 300gr).

For the Cognac apricots:

Dried apricots (16), Cognac , star anise, puff pastry (250gr), hazelnut flour, dark chocolate (50 gr), one egg, sugar, butter (30gr), Savoiardi biscuits (lady fingers – 6).


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