VIRTUAL SHARING AND LEARNING, FROM THE ICC TO YOU

Welcome to the Italian Community Center’s Virtual Italian Experience.  Our purpose, and our dream, is to reach out to you, to stay connected, to stay in touch with each other, and to continue to share the beautiful Italian culture with you in every way possible.

The Culture Connection offers virtual learning experiences, classes and videos celebrating the Italian Culture.  We encourage our Members to participate and to share with us through this program.  Our videos and classes will be enriching, fun, informative, and will of course include classes for children.

Our first month, September, will center around the harvesting of vegetables and herbs from our gardens.  You create and plant a garden, you tend to your garden, and you are blessed with a bounty of beautiful vegetables and herbs.  Now what?  Enjoy our response to that question.

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Gina Jorgensen Dries Herbs from her Garden.

Gina Jorgensen takes us through the very useful, very fragrant process of drying herbs from her garden. Learn how to dry your herbs by drying them out slowly in the oven or hanging them. You can save a lot of money and grow your own herbs for very little cost and a little bit of effort!

VIDEO – DRYING HERBS  

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Lisa Makes Canning Tomatoes Approachable & Doable.

Lisa DeSanctis shows how to take those garden fresh tomatoes and can them using a water bath, so they can be enjoyed in sauces, soups, chili and stews all year long.  Don’t let those plump, ripe tomatoes go to waste.

VIDEO – CANNING TOMATOES

VIDEO – SAUCE FLAVOR PACKETS

For further detailed on ingredients, supplies and instructions, read HOW TO CAN TOMATOES AT HOME, by Celeste Longacre, at
https://www.almanac.com/how-to-can-tomatoes.

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The Ferrante Family Prepares Caponatina.

Caponata, or Caponatina as some call it, is a traditional Italian appetizer.  It is primarily found in the cuisines of central & southern Italy.  Caponata is made with freshly harvested produce, such as eggplant, zucchini and peppers, and combined with a delicious sauce – then jarred and processed for shelf storage.  Get the family together and make Caponata a group activity.  Buon Appetito!  

VIDEO – CAPONATINA 

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Pesto Pesto Pesto

Pesto, originally Pesto alla Genovese, is a sauce originating in Genoa, the capital city of Liguria, Italy.  It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, and hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano or Pecorino Sardo, all blended with olive oil.  DELICIOUS.

VIDEO – PESTO PESTO PESTO

For further information, Giada De Laurentis shares her best tips for making pesto, plus five favorite recipes and creative ways to use them.

Giada De Laurentis – Pesto Recipes

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Pizza  Diversions for the Whole Family

7 Pizza Recipes to Master At Home • Tasty Recipes.  TASTY demonstrates in such a fun way, several recipes for DELICIOUS-looking pizza.  Grab your apron and get cooking!

VIDEO – PIZZA IDEAS

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Sfinciuni Sunday – September 27th

Enjoy some traditional Sicilian Sfinciuni, made fresh and ready for Sunday’s Packer Game and Dinner!

OPTION 1

Make Your Own Sfinciuni

Join Dean Cannestra in a Sfinciuni Demonstration via Zoom.  Dean will share how you can make sfinciuni at home – the same flavorful, delectable sfinciuni served at ICC’s Annual Taste of Italy.

Zoom Class:   September 27, 2020 — 1:00 pm

Request a Zoom invitation and instructions for the event by emailing christineconley71@gmail.com.

OPTION 2

Sfinciuni Pick up on Sunday!   Order, Pick-Up & Eat!

September 27th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the ICC Drive-Thru

To place your order, email Constance Palmer at the ICC (cpalmer@iccmilwaukee.com) or call at 414-223-2808.
Include name, address, email, phone number and quantity. 

Deadline to Order:  Friday, September 25 – 4:00 pm

Cost:  $15 for a 9×13-inch cut (quarter of a sheet pan)

Advance Payment: Credit Card – call Constance Palmer (ICC) at 414-223-2808.
Day Of Payment:  Check or Cash.

15 minutes in the oven, and ready to eat and enjoy!

Proceeds will support future ICC Culture Connection projects.