Chowhound Presents: Table Talk with Lidia Bastianich Chef, Author, Owner of Felidia | Ask Your Questions Now ›

Restaurants & Bars

Italy

Home Food: experience?

Share:

Restaurants & Bars 23

Home Food: experience?

sinjawns | Feb 21, 2011 09:30 AM

I wonder if anyone has had experience with the Home Food organization. I love the idea of it and although I subscribe to their bulletins I have never had a chance to attend one of the dinners.

They describe themselves, charmingly, as "Association for the safeguard and the exploitation of the traditional gastronomic-culinary wealth of Italy"

The current newsletter offers 37 dinners from one end of Italy to the other in March.
Here are a few examples: ( I have x-ed out the host names... don't know if there is an 'under the table' aspect to this)

LOMBARDIA
Friday 18th March 2011 - Dinner at 8.30 pm
"The Torta del Latte of long ago"
with ** in VIGEVANO (PV)
o Goose meat salami with buttered crostoni
o Risotto with borlotti beans
o Roast Beef Certosina
o Cauliflower flan or Asparagus terrine
o Torta del latte (Milk cake)
Participation fee: Euros 39.90
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
PIEMONTE
Sunday 27th March 2011 - Dinner at 8.30 pm
“… And in a circle, the bagnacauda”
with **in CASELLE TORINESE (TO)
o toma di lanzo
o salame di Turgia
o grissini Rubattà di Chieri
o zucchine in carpione (courgettes) and frittata al verde (omelette)
o bagna cauda
o bollito misto, (boiled mixed meats)
o bonèt
Participation fee: Euros 39.90
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
VENETO
Friday 18th March 2011 - Dinner at 8.30 pm
"From Cannaregio, the ancient tastes of the Moors"
with **in VENEZIA
o Dried cod with polenta
o Risotto with red chicory
o Sardines in saor
o Seasonal vegetables in oil
o Pincia
Participation fee: Euros 39.90
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
TOSCANA
Wednesday 9th March 2011 - Dinner at 8.30 pm
"The first actor… foolish bread from Tuscany"
with ** in FIRENZE
o Crostini with chicken livers
o Bread soup
o Rabbit with garlic and rosemary
o Boiled white beans with olive oil
o Cantuccini from Prato dipped in the vin santo
Participation fee: Euros 39.90

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Saturday 19th March 2011 - Dinner at 8.30 pm
For the love of the good cooking, the Chianti and its country towns…
with ***in AREZZO
o Try the shepherd's cheese with homemade jams and typical salami of the Valdichiana
o Yellow pumpkin soup with cinnamon smell and oil
o Baked arista of pork with seeds of fennel gradient with Vin Santo
o Roast potatoes cooked in sauce artist are
o Salad of the garden of the nearby countryside
o Apple cake with egg-flip cream
Participation fee: Euros 39.90

There was an article on this organization posted here last year: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/700581, and here is the website: www.homefood.it

I would love to hear about your experiences with the organization: was the booking straightforward? Were you able to communicate with the host and other guests? How would you assess the quality of the food and the experience?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Feedback