The Basta Basta Kitchen Cookbook: Sicilian Family Recipes and Gastro Memories is a book of family memories around the table and in the kitchen. It weaves biography, history, food and recipes. In this unique book, author Rosamaria D'Amico Durand who lives in Ottawa tells us the stories behind the recipes that are as important as the recipes themselves.
Please join us on October 23rd evening as Rosamaria will be visiting the store to talk about Sicily’s culinary heritage! There will be refreshments and snacks!
Watch Rosamaria's interview on CBC TV at http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1306299459964 and listen to her on All in a Day at http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/all-in-a-day/segment/15493554.
Rosamaria is an amazing storyteller!
More about The Basta Basta Kitchen Cookbook:
It is a book that speaks of a family that, while living distant lives, still harbours precious memories of times gone by. It is a book that makes an effort to safeguard the culinary heritage of a family. It is a book about Sicily’s diversity and its legacy as a culinary crossroads of the Mediterranean, as the island’s soul belongs to the entire region. It is a book to be enjoyed as a voyage into the culinary mysteries of Sicily. It is the effort of an author who is not a chef but had tremendous fun writing it!
Tuesday, October 23 2018
@ Octopus Books
116 Third Ave.
Co-Sponsored by II Negozio Nicastro
Hosted by CBC's Giacomo Panico
Copies of the Basta Basta Kitchen Cookbook will be available for purchase and to be signed!
Rosamaria D'Amico Durand had lived in many countries before settling in Ottawa. She has three children. Proudly Canadian with deep roots in Sicily, she is at home on both sides of the Pond and has cooked her way through Canada, Italy, France, Vietnam, Morocco and the U.S. Following on two other books on family stories and heritage, this is her first and last cookbook!