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Special Event: Italian Renaissance Dinner



Special Event: Italian Renaissance Dinner

The Istituto Italiano di Cultura in collaboration with Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio is pleased to present this special culinary event in Toronto, as part of the 4th Edition of the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, an international initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoting quality Italian gastronomy.

Join us for this special event that will take you back to the Italian Renaissance, hosted by internationally renowned author, professor, food historian, and culinary instructor Karima Moyer-Nocchi, our guest chef for the evening’s meal.

In her own words, Dr. Moyer-Nocchi’s passion is to “take [historical] recipes apart, scrutinize the bits and pieces, and then put them back together, breathing new life into them and broadening your perspective about Italian food through the ages.”

To construct the evening’s 7-dish tasting menu, she has drawn on seminal Renaissance works like Scappi’s Opera (1570) and Castelvetro’s The Fruit, Herbs and Vegetables of Italy (1614).

Dr. Moyer-Nocchi will give a brief presentation about Italian Renaissance cuisine prior to the meal, and during the course of the meal, she will explain the role of each of the seven dishes in the evolution of Italian foodways.

First course (Credenza)
Mostaccioli – homemade savoury/sweet spiced biscuits
Uova ripiene – Stuffed boiled eggs with cheese and greens
Pane Coppia Ferrarese – Homemade traditional bread, typical of the Ferrara region

Second course (Primo servizio da cucina)
Prosciutto crostate

Third course (Primo Piatto)
Maccheroni alla romana

Fourth course (Secondo, Contorni)
Pollo Fritto – Fried marinated chicken
Melanzane con erba – Eggplant with herbs

Fifth course (Dolce)
Torta di frutta secca



A selection of Italian wine will be available for purchase during the class. If you would like to bring your own wine there is a $15 corkage fee.


We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs – please contact us before booking. No refunds after purchase. Exchanges permitted up to 3 days prior to the event. Tickets to Cucinato events are transferable.

About Karima Moyer-Nocchi

Karima Moyer-Nocchi is a culinary historian and tenured professor at the University of Siena. Her research explores the affective, political, and economic implications of culinary traditions in Italian history. She lectures internationally about issues related to Italian food history as well as holding classes and demonstrations about the preparation of historical dishes. For more information on her work and publications, go to her website:


Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 10:00 pm

Organized by : Istituto Italiano di Cultura & Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio

Entrance : With fee


Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio 1338 Lansdowne Avenue Toronto, ON M6H 3Z8


Cucinato Italian Culinary Studio