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Naples and the Amalfi Coast: A Delicious Guide

In-Person Program with Tasting

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Code: 1D0025
Location:
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)
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$45
Member
$55
Non-Member

Amalfi, Italy

Food historian Francine Segan leads a delightful exploration of the most delicious foods and unforgettable sights of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Pompeii. Learn about distinctive Italian specialties including buffalo milk mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, rum baba, limoncello, and the weird but wonderful chocolate eggplant dessert, Melanzane al Cioccolato.

Segan dishes on the stories behind unique holiday traditions and culinary specialties like the Easter dessert Pastiera Napoletana, an aromatic ricotta and grain sweet pie; Zeppole di San Giuseppe, custard-filled donuts topped with a cherry; and the Christmas treat Struffoli—a pyramid of marble-sized fried dough balls coated in honey topped with colored sugar and candied fruit.

Throughout, Segan shares the most intriguing destinations to visit on your next trip to Naples, including the National Archeological Museum, which houses frescos from Pompeii; the elaborate underground world of the San Gennaro Catacombs; and the Santa Chiara Church in the historic center of the city. She also offers insights about the artisans who crafted the famed nativity scenes of Naples, where to buy the city’s best pizza, and why Neapolitan espresso culture has grown famous throughout Italy.

Following the program, enjoy a reception with tastings of regional delights. Take home recipes and recommendations for creating your own delicious Neapolitan specialties, both savory and sweet.

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