EVENTS

The Health Benefits of Eating Italian Style!

 

When: Thursday, May 29, 6:30pm

Where: Italian American Museum

155 Mulberry Street (Corners of Mulberry & Grand Streets)

 

You are cordially invited to attend a special presentation by Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN titled, The Health Benefits of Eating Italian Style at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, May 29. Fiorella is a Registered Dietitian in private practice in New York City and born in Naples, Italy. Her background allows a unique perspective into healthy eating and has researched the numerous benefits of the Mediterranean diet.

 

Fiorella will discuss the benefit of the Mediterranean Diet and in particular the cuisine and traditions of Southern Italy. Many recent studies confirm the anti-cancer and longevity properties of this diet. Many of the ingredients and cooking methods traditional to Italy not only incorporate but enhance the absorption of vitamins in the body. She will focus on artisanal methods of cooking and preserving foods, specific nutrients found in seasonal and regional ingredients in Italian cuisine and how to combine the ingredients for maximum absorption and health. She will also discuss how the current food culture is evolving in New York City and moving toward natural eating. She will explore the scope of Italian cuisine in New York City from authentic Italian food to Italian American food and where to find it!

 

PAST EVENTS

Annual 2014 Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative Forum: Women & Nutrition

 

When: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Where:Lehman College

 

 

 

 

 

A Taste of Sicily: The Health Benefits of Eating Italian Style

 

When: Thursday, Aug 07, 2014

Where: Italian American Museum

155 Mulberry Street (Corners of Mulberry & Grand Streets)

 

Fiorella will take you through her cultural and culinary tour of Sicily! She will discuss the local dishes from Stromboli,Toarmina, Cefalu, Catania and finally Palermo! She will also discuss the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet an in particular the cuisine and traditions of Southern Italy. Many recent studies confirm the anti-cancer and longevity properties of this diet. Many of the ingredients and cooking methods traditional to Italy not only incorporate but enhance the absorption of vitamins in the body. She will focus on artisanal methods of cooking and preserving foods, specific nutrients found in seasonal and regional ingredients in Italian cuisine and how to combine the ingredients for maximum absorption and health. Fiorella is from Naples and raised in the US and has held her cultural traditions in all her work and is evident in her love of food in her food blog. Fiorella also has a series of cooking videos called Meals for One! for easy cooking for nutritionally balanced meals at home. 

PRESS

La Vigilia: Italian Christmas Food Traditions

 

When: Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Where: Italian American Museum

155 Mulberry Street (Corners of Mulberry & Grand Streets)

 

Fiorella Dicarlo RD, CDN is a Naples born Registered Dietitian and Food Blogger-FiorellaEats. In this lecture, she will explore the customs and food traditions of Southern Italy. She will detail the origins of La Vigilia: The Feast of the Seven Fishes and the foods of Natale! She will recount cooking with her family, the importance of the Presepio, Babbo Natale and the Lore of La Befana (The Christmas Witch) and  the songs and games they played- like Tombola! As a Dietitian, she will also explain the innate benefits of eating Italian style and how to make this Christmas healthy and delicious. Fiorella will also make some of her delicious crostini for the guests to sample! 

Italian Christmas Food Traditions: La Vigilia

When: Thursday, Dec 14, 2017

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Italian American Museum

 

Join Fiorella as she explores the customs and food traditions of Southern Italy. She will detail the origins of La Vigilia: The Feast of the Seven Fishes, the foods of Natale and other family traditions! As a dietitian, she will also explain the innate benefits of eating Italian style and how to make this Christmas healthy and delicious. Also joining Fiorella is Andrew Coletti, History and Food Educator of Pass the Flamingo, who also teaches classes on ancient food at the Brooklyn Brainery and around NYC. 

It will be a night filled with great stories, raffle items, and a tasting menu with wine pairings from our friends at Cento, Fratelli BerettaGreen BlenderL'Art Del Gelato, Pure Brazilian, Speak Italy NYC, TuscaniniUrbani Trufflesand Panebianco! 

 

All proceeds will go to the preservation of the Italian American Museum, directed by Dr. Joseph Scelsa.

7th Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off!

Judge

When: Sunday, Jan 11th, 2015 1-4pm

Where: Jimmy's No. 43 (43 E7th Street)

Watch VIDEO coverage here

 

It’s year seven of our favorite cook-off event: The Seventh Annual Cassoulet Cook-Off offers amateur and professional chefs the opportunity to face off on their creative and traditional cassoulet dishes, and you get to be the judge! Sample 10+ cassoulets in a walk-around event. A portion of the proceeds benefits Grow NYC Greenmarket programs 

Italian Christmas Food Traditions: La Vigilia

When: Thursday, Dec 8, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Italian American Museum

 

Join Fiorella as she explores the customs and food traditions of Southern Italy. She will detail the origins of La Vigilia: The Feast of the Seven Fishes and the foods of Natale! She will recount cooking with her family, the importance of the Presepio, Babbo Natale and the Lore of La Befana (The Christmas Witch) and  the songs and games they played- like Tombola! It will be a night filled with great stories, raffle items, and a tasting menu with wine pairings from our friends at Eattimo, L'Art Del Gelato, Urbani Truffles, M'O Gelato, ColavitaRao's Specialty Foods, Pallini Limoncello, and Wineries of Italy Consortium! 

 

All proceeds will go to the preservation of the Italian American Museum, directed by Dr. Joseph Scelsa, who was recently knighted by the Italian government for his work in this area!