NEVER TRUST A THIN COOK event at Campo di Bella with Eric Dregni

Eric Dregni will join Campo di Bella on Friday, April 5 for a presentation on his book NEVER TRUST A THIN COOK
  • NEVER TRUST A THIN COOK event at Campo di Bella with Eric Dregni
  • 2024-04-05T09:00:00-05:00
  • 2024-04-05T10:00:00-05:00
  • Eric Dregni will join Campo di Bella on Friday, April 5 for a presentation on his book NEVER TRUST A THIN COOK
When Apr 05, 2024
from 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where Campo di Bella 10229 Sharp Rd, Mt Horeb, WI 53572
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The food-obsessed chronicle of an American’s three years in Italy—now available in paperbackEric Dregni will join Campo di Bella for a presentation of his book Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital, now available in paperback, on Friday, April 5 at 9:00 a.m.

I simply want to live in the place with the best food in the world. This dream led Eric Dregni to Italy, first to Milan and eventually to a small town to the north: Modena, the birthplace of balsamic vinegar, Ferrari, and Luciano Pavarotti. Never Trust a Thin Cook brims with adventures both expected and unexpected, awkward social moments, and, most important, very good food. What begins as a gastronomical quest soon becomes a revealing, authentic portrait of how Italians live and a hilarious demonstration of how American and Italian cultures differ. Dregni dishes up the sometimes wild experiences of living abroad alongside the simple pleasures of Italian culture in perfect, complementary portions.

"Dregni’s essays easily and deftly draw the reader into the rhythm of his Italian community—a trait he shares with Frances Mayes (Under the Tuscan Sun), although readers will find him rather more attuned to the quiet humor of the everyday. This witty and evocative culinary memoir will appeal to food lovers, those interested in Italy and Italian culture, and anyone who enjoys a good travel narrative." —Library Journal

"A delightful chronicle of three years of eating in Italy." —Star Tribune

"Never Trust a Thin Cook by Eric Dregni can be devoured in less time than is required to sit down and eat an authentic Italian meal cooked by la momma, and it’s every bit as satisfying." —Minnesota Magazine