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Italian Snacking Author Event

Discover the profound admiration and expertise Anna Gass holds for Italian cuisine in this skillfully crafted handbook dedicated to tantalizing small bites bursting with flavor, as highlighted by Library Journal.

Embark on a culinary adventure through the heart of Italy with chef, author, and culinary influencer Anna Gass at Curio Spice's Lab. Celebrate the launch of her latest cookbook, "Italian Snacking: Sweet and Savory Recipes for Every Hour of the Day" (Union Square & Co., March 19, 2024), as Gass invites food enthusiasts and home cooks alike to savor the diverse array of flavors that define Italian snacking culture.

Drawing on the essence of Italian gastronomy, characterized by its simplicity, creativity, and emphasis on quality ingredients, Gass introduces readers to the lesser-known realm of spuntini—delightful small bites meant to be savored during moments between meals.

Don't miss out! Indulge in complimentary refreshments and delectable decaf coffee.

Event Details:
Date/Time: Friday, March 22nd, 2024, 6-7pm
Cost: FREE or $35 (includes book)
Location: The Lab at Curio Spice, 2267 Mass Ave (entrance through the shop @ 2265 Mass Ave)
Age: All ages welcome!
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Anna Francese Gass, with roots in Italy and upbringing in the U.S., holds Italian cuisine close to her heart. A graduate of the French Culinary Institute, Gass kickstarted her career in the test kitchen at Food52. Her debut cookbook, "Heirloom Kitchen: Heritage Recipes and Family Stories from The Tables of Immigrant Women," published in 2021, garnered widespread acclaim and was featured on Today and Rachael Ray. Renowned for her inventive twists on traditional Italian fare, Gass captivates millions worldwide through her Instagram videos (@annafgass), and makes regular appearances on Good Morning America and Access Hollywood. Her recipes are highly regarded on New York Times Cooking.

Join us for the Sensory Storytellers series at Curio's Lab, featuring cookbook authors, artists, chefs, and literary luminaries in our intimate space. Experience a personalized event with only 25 guests, complete with spiced refreshments.

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