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NEVER TRUST A THIN COOK event at the Handake Center with Eric Dregni

When Nov 19, 2019
from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Handake Center, HC Rm. 111, Door 5, 1170 Main St., Elk River, MN 55330
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Dregni_Never coverEric Dregni will be at the Handake Center on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 p.m. for a community education class about his book Never Trust a Thin Cook and Other Lessons from Italy's Culinary Capital. For more information and to register ($9), click here.


I simply want to live in the place with the best food in the world. This dream led Eric Dregni from Minnesota to Italy, first to Milan and eventually to a small, fog-covered town to the north: Modena, the birthplace of balsamic vinegar, Ferrari, and Luciano Pavarotti. Never Trust a Thin Cook is a classic American abroad tale, brimming with adventures both expected and unexpected, awkward social moments, and most important, very good food.


"Never Trust a Thin Cook is a funny little intimate travel tale, it's like getting a series of letters from a good friend off on a great adventure." —Minnesota Monthly


"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