Flavors and Joys of the Italian Spring Table

Just the thought of the flavors and traditions of Italy in the springtime are enough to have us imagining the aromas associated with them. Italian cooking instructor and cookbook author Franca Brida Lingren is preparing the food you are now imagining.

This light lunch of asparagus frittata with mixed spring greens, plus a sip of bellini, a Venetian tradition with a twist, will thrill your taste buds. Franca will demonstrate how to make a delightfully indulgent strawberry tiramisu (pick-me-up!).

Taste the classic Italian Pasqua (Easter) bread, the Colomba, or dove of peace, imported from Italy.

Franca recounts the joys of her springtime memories of growing up in Italy. Recipes of all these culinary delights will be provided. There are also lots of little surprises, including door prizes and a special treat as you leave.

Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call 916-985-3250. For more information: www.murerhouse.org. All proceeds benefit the preservation and maintenance of the historic Murer House in Folsom.

The Murer House Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing Folsom’s Italian heritage and preserving the historic Murer House. The Murer House Learning Center is a City of Folsom Parks and Recreation facility located at 1125 Joe Murer Court in historic Folsom.

The event with Italian Cooking Instructor Franca Brida Lingren is to be held Saturday March 28th, 2009, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, at 1125 Joe Murer Court in historic Folsom, California. Admission is $25, and reservations are required.

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