This past weekend I lead a cooking show at Toma & Tomi, a beautiful gourmet cheese shop in Carpi, Italy. In a stunning setting with a lovely crowd, I showed how to make my rustic Swiss chard, gorgonzola and feta tart as well as sweet and savory pancakes. It was a splendid evening with wonderful company, good food and wine and lots of chit-chat about cooking. Here is a short video of the evening.
If you have the opportunity to visit Carpi, definitely stop by Toma & Tomi for a glass of wine and a cheese board and enjoy the artsy and inviting atmosphere. Or, grab some cheese and crackers to-go for a lovely picnic in a nearby park.
The owner, Loanna Giroldi, is an expert about all the in-season cheeses and her shop is also full of a wide range of other artisanal and organic products, as well as shelves of fabulous cookbooks. It is also a perfect space for moms’ because while you enjoy a happy hour, there is a dedicated space for the kids to play with books, games and an extra large chalkboard to draw on.
A big thanks to Loanna for hosting me, Arianna Gandolfi for organizing the event and to everyone who participated!