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CVIII • N. 23 • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016 • GIOVEDÌ 10 NOVEMBRE 2016 FACEBOOK.COM/ITALOAMERICANONEWSPAPER italoamericano.org $ 2.25 D ATE D MATE RI AL - D O NO T D E LAY Chef Mario Batali Entertains Audience in Pasadena I n the evening of O ctober 26 th , multi-awarded celebrity chef Mario Batali presented and s igned copies of his jus t releas ed cookbook, Big Am er ican Co okbook. 250 favorite recipes from across the USA. At first blush, the venue - a meeting room in Pas adena Presbyterian Church - didn't seem fit for an event that explic- itly encouraged the audience to VALERIO VIALE Founded in 1908 Published by L'Italo American Foundation The #1 source for all things Italian since 1908 616 Foothill Blvd #D Monrovia, CA 91016 - Tel: (626) 359-7715 . . .. . .. . . . . . SAN FRANCISCO N.I.C.E. Film Festival Page 8 NEW YORK Cassandra Santoro Italy Slow Travel Page 9 ALL AROUND ITALY Mantua: The Palazzo del Te Page 15 LA BUONA TAVOLA Cooking in Tuscany Page 19 Modern expressions of Italy's sublime stone PG.12 give in to the temptations of glut- tony. However, at a closer look, you could notice how, very fit- tingly, adjacent to the church it stands Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - although not for long, as the French-inspired professional chefs' school in Pasadena, along with other 15 across the US, are slated to shut down in the near future. Many renowned chefs have trained at this worldwide famed institution, including Batali, who attended for a few months London-based Le Cordon Bleu. Moderator of the evening was Russ Parsons, former food writer and columnist at the Los Angeles T im es . In a w ord, a real American gourmet. Batali's book presentation turned out to be a fantastic occa- sion to get to know more about the chef, but also the man behind the apron. Hearing him talking, it imme- diately stands out how, besides being a food expert and enthusi- The last artisan battiloro goldbeater in Europe Way Down South in the Land of Cotton: Italian Immigrants in the Southern Delta PG. 13 PG. 15 PG. 23 PG. 4 L'EDITORIALE L'Italo Americano A food expert and a real entertainer, chef Mario Batali presented his new cookbook, Big American Cookbook. 250 favorite recipes from across the USA. Photo credit: Quentin Bacon LIFE & PEOPLE LA VITA ITALIANA TRAVEL C he l'italiano sia cambiato, si sia evoluto rispetto al pas s ato e alle gram- matiche clas s iche, tanto da essere ben diverso dall'idea che Italiano, 'lingua viva' che si evolve dentro e fuori i confini

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