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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
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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
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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
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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

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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?

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