Maureen B. Fant

discovering Italy through its food

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Dinner at Mama Ricotta, April 7, 6.30 p.m.
601 South Kings Drive
Charlotte, NC 28204
For reservations call 704.343.0148

The Archaeological Institute of America organizes tours with leading archaeologists. This one, called "A Taste of Ancient Rome," was led by Elizabeth Bartman, president of the AIA, a distinguished scholar and good friend, and moi. It combined fascinating archaeological visits with delicious gastronomic touring and tasting, all based in and around Rome, with accommodations at a great hotel in the heart of the centro storico.

Please shoot me an e-mail if you'd like to be notified next time we do the tour.

Selected Works

Pasta is so universally popular in the United States that it can justifiably be called an American food. This book makes the case for keeping it Italian with recipes for sauces and soups as cooked in Italian homes today. There are authentic versions of such favorites as carbonara, bolognese, marinara, and Alfredo, as well as plenty of unusual but no less traditional sauces, based on roasts, ribs, rabbit, clams, eggplant, arugula, and mushrooms, to name but a few.
Food culture and recipes with fabulous photos
A personal guide to traditional eating and drinking in three cities
A to Z Italian-English lexicon of food terminology
The Classical World
A source book on ancient women
By Oretta Zanini De Vita