In the James Beard award-winning book A Thousand Years Over A Hot Stove, Laura Schenone told the stories of American women, primarily through food and recipes. Her latest book is a more personal memoir, The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken A Search for Food and Family.

I haven’t read the whole book yet, but I can tell you that in addition to the recipes and stories about ravioli there are also stories about family, cooking, mystery, romance, Italy, ghosts and much more…

Book Passage is hosting a dinner with Laura Schenone where you’ll enjoy a feast of ravioli and other Ligurian specialities at Farina Focaccaia Restaurant.

Sunday November 11th at 5:00 pm
Farina Restaurant
3560 18th St
San Francisco

Chef Paulo Laboa will demonstrate how to make ravioli in the Ligurian style and Laura will share stories and probably a few cooking tips. The menu sounds perfect for ravioli-lovers!

Assortimento di focacce Liguri
assortment of Ligurian focaccia with stracchino cheese, with cherry tomato

served with a glass of Vermentino

Ravioli alla genovese con tocco
Hand made ravioli filled with veal served with Genovese meat sauce

Ravioli di carciofi alla maggiorana
Hand made ravioli filled with artichoke served in a marjoram sauce

Ravioli di zucca al burro e salvia
Hand made ravioli filled with pumpkin served in a sage and butter sauce

Misticanza di campo con scaglie di pecorino
Red bib and little gem salad with shaved pecorino cheese and balsamic vinegar

Raviolo dolce alla Ligure
House made sweet ravioli with ricotta cheese

$105/person or $180/couple
(includes wine, tax, gratuity and an autographed copy of The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken) Reserve tickets.

Finding Ravioli 7 November,2007Amy Sherman


Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman began blogging in 2003, because all her
friends and family were constantly asking her where
and what to eat. Three months after it launched,
Forbes chose her blog, Cooking with Amy, as one of the
top five best food blogs, praising her writing as
“smart, cozy and witty”. Since then her blog has been
featured and recipes reprinted in many newspapers and
magazines in the U.S. and the world.

In addition to regularly updating her blog, Amy is a
guest contributor to the blog, and
Contributing Editor of Glam Dish. She also writes
restaurant reviews for SF Station.

Her focus on Bay Area Bites is primarily cookbook
reviews along with some interviews and current events.

Amy is a recipe developer and freelance food writer.
She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and wrote the new introduction to the classic cookbook, Jane Grigson’s Vegetable Book, published by the University of Nebraska Press. She recently completed 45 recipes for a Williams-Sonoma cookbook and wrote her first piece for VIA magazine.

She is currently serving on the board of the San Francisco Professional Food Society and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Amy lives in San Francisco with her husband, tech journalist Lee Sherman.

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