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Movie's Food: The flavors of Italy's movies comes to life (November 13, 2013)



Movie's Food: The flavors of Italy's movies comes to life (November 13, 2013)

From Rome to Hollywood for a big night of Cinema and Taste. A star studded night, filled with flavors and aromas that scream “Italy” and sprinkled with movie stars sharing the secrets of their success, on the set and in the kitchen against the back ground of  the images captured by a great Paparazzo. Prepared with special ingredients and cinematic scenes that make  Italian Style shine, even in the kitchen, with a movie-themed dinner. This, and much more, was offered at Movie’n’Food – Sapore di Cinema, the brainchild of Elisabetta Cantone and Francesca Silvestri of Dress and Dreams, which took place at the Italian Cultural Institute on November 13 on the occasion of the 2013 edition of Cinema Italian Style. The event paid tribute to classic and contemporary Italian cinema, to “Italian Style” in general and, of course, to Italian Food.
This is the sixth Los Angeles tour for Dress and Dreams.  After celebrating the great costume designers and renowned Roman tailors, the artisans who create life-like wigs and those who craft perfect props used in films the world over, this time Dress and Dreams, assisted by Laura Delli Colli, brought to Hollywood the depth and essence of a Roman dinner. It did so through the pages of a Secret Notebook that illustrates the relationship between Movies and Food and provides an excursion among famous scenes where the unchallenged protagonist is Italian food. Laura Delli Colli, curator of the Cinema Italian Style Festival and author of “The Taste of Cinema”, contributed to the preparation of the Notebook, where anecdotes and behind the scenes stories blossom into recipes of 10 dishes made iconic by famous movies.  We learn, for instance, that Mastroianni asked the cook to use garbanzos instead of beans indicated in the script of I Soliti Ignoti and that Sophia Loren learned to prepare Spaghetti alla Carbonara while filming La Ciociara. The Cinema-based menu of the evening did not forget  De Sica and Visconti, Fellini , Scola, and Tornatore nor did it overlook Martin Scorsese, with his Little Italy family recipe for meat sauce.

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