Upcoming Talks

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JUNE



Francine Segan in Conversation with Andrew Cotto
Tuesday, June 25
7PM

Join me as I discuss the inspiration, both narrative and gastronomic, behind Andrew Cotto’s food-centric new travel novel, Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure.

92Y, NYC
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Italy's Cheeses & Cheese Desserts
Thursday, June 27
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Italy is one of the world's more renowned cheese producers, rivaling French cheese in variety, with well over 300 unique types. Explore Italy's stellar cheeses as you enjoy guided tastings and virtual tours of how cheeses, like Emilia-Romagna’s famed Parmigiano-Reggiano are made. Discover the stories and history behind Italy’s sheep milk pecorinos, tangy goat milk cheeses, water buffalo mozzarella and burrata.

Learn how to create the perfect Italian cheese course and discover Italian cheese desserts from centuries old Roman ghetto sour cherry cheesecake to tiramisu and modern innovations like Parmesan panna cotta.

92Y, NYC
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Chocolate
Saturday, June 29
8 PM

Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
For guests only



JULY



Game of Thrones: Food & Feasting
Monday, July 15
6:45 – 8:30 PM

Smithsonian Museum
Washington, D.C. » Click here for tickets and information





Venice
Tuesday, July 16
6:45 – 8:30 PM

Smithsonian Museum
Washington, D.C.
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Da Vinci: Art & Feasting
Thursday, July 18th
7:00 – 8:30 PM

2019 is the 500th anniversary of the death of Da Vinci. Join art historian Dr. Joe Forte as he discusses this Renaissance master's extraordinary work.

Food historian Francine Segan will bring us back in time exploring the feasts of Da Vinci's day, which were fanciful daylong events with guests treated to concoctions like fire-breathing roast peacock, enormous savory pies with claws poking through the crust and dinner rolls shaped like deer filled with spiced wine "blood."

92nd St Y, NYC
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AUGUST

Emilia-Romagna: Culture, Food, Wine & Italy's Famous Hotels
Thursday, August 8
7:00 – 8:30 PM

Filled with UNESCO World Heritage sights, Emilia-Romagna is renowned for historic hotels like the 5-star Grand Hotel of Rimini and famed beach resort Palace Hotel this region has world-beloved specialties including Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma and Aceto Balsamico and is dubbed "Food Valley." The talk includes a tasting of regional specialties.

92nd St Y, NYC
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Chocolate
Sunday, August 11
8 PM

Canyon Ranch, Lenox, MA
For guests only