Don’t Forget: Monday

Don’t forget this cool event coming up on Monday:

The Market Square Farmer’s Market will kick off Tomato Month with a book signing and reading with Matthew Gavin Frank, author of Barolo, about his illegal work in the Piemontese Italian food and wine industry. Meet the author and taste a lovely tomato dessert from one of Matthew’s featured recipes.

From At once an intimate travelogue and a memoir of a culinary education, the book details the adventures of a not-so-innocent abroad in Barolo, a region known for its food and wine (also called Barolo). Upon arrival, Frank began picking wine grapes for famed vintner Luciano Sandrone. He tells how, between lessons in the art of the grape harvest, he discovered, explored, and savored the gustatory riches of Piemontese Italy…Rich with details of real Italian small-town life, local foodstuffs, strange markets, and a circuslike atmosphere, Frank’s story also offers a wealth of historical and culinary information, moments of flamboyance, and musings on foreign travel (and its many alien seductions), all filtered through food and wine.

The reading will take place August 2 at Old City Java at 7:00 PM. This is a fundraiser for the Market with suggested donation of $5 per person.

Learn more about the author and the book: