Here is the press release:
Mamma Enza Sorrentino welcomes
“Cooking with Italian Grandmothers”
author Jessica Theroux to Seattle
for an authentic Sicilian dinner
Saturday, December 4th, 2010
ENZA CUCINA SICILIANA
2218 Queen Anne Ave. N.
$35 four-course dinner
$70 with signed copy of the book
–Family reunions over The Holidays—that six-week stretch between Thanksgiving and New Year’s—bring the promise of festive dinners prepared, should we be so fortunate, by our infintely talented, infinitely wise grandmothers. So it’s appropriate that Jessica Theroux’s admirable book, “Cooking With Italian Grandmothers,” arrives just in time.
Theroux spent a year traveling through Italy, meeting and cooking with an even dozen women who shared their kitchens, their recipes and their personal wisdom. The result is a a 296-page work, subtitled “Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily,” that’s part travel diary, part photo reportage and part cookbook. Published by Welcome Books, it recently won the Publisher’s Weekly award for best Italian cookbok of the year.
Theroux’s promotional tour includes a stop in Seattle the first weekend in December. She will be welcomed by Seattle’s reigning Italian grandmother, “Mamma Enza” Sorrentino, at her Sicilian restaurant on Queen Anne, Enza Cucina Siciliana.
“Jessica Theroux has captured the spirit of Italian home cooking in this beautiful book,” says Mamma Enza. “When I heard she was coming to Seattle, I knew I had to invite her to my restaurant.”
Fortunately, the general public is invited as well, for a modestly priced, completely authentic four-course Sicilian dinner ($35, plus tax, gratuity and beverages).
Theroux will sign copies of the book at the restaurant, which normally sells for $40 but is discounted to $35 for dinner patrons. The menu is what Sicilian grandmothers wouldprepare when company comes: stuffed peppers, hand-rolled gnocchi, a country stew, homemade doughnuts. Details of the menu, as well as additional choices, are online at www.enzaseattle.com/jessicatherouxmenu.html.
To reserve a seat at the dinner table, please call Enza Cucina Siciliana at 206-694-0055, or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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