Viola Buitoni, Italy by Ingredient

Saturday, December 16, 2023, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Stop by the Foodwise Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Viola Buitoni, chef instructor and food writer, was born in Rome and raised in Perugia, the capital of the Umbria region of Italy. After moving to the US to attend New York University, Viola started Buitoni & Garretti, a catering kitchen, and Italian fine foods shop in New York City. She later moved to San Francisco, where she began lecturing and teaching Italian food tradition workshops at the SF Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Consulate. She teaches Italian cooking remotely at Milk Street and in person at 18Reasons + The Civic Kitchen in San Francisco. She also leads immersive food tours, off-the-beaten-path, in Italy. In 2020, the President of the Italian Republic honored her with the title Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia for her work furthering the culture and business of Italian food. She lives in San Francisco’s Mission District with her husband, son, and tiny dog. She is the author of the new cookbook Italy by Ingredient (Rizzoli New York, September 12, 2023).

All demos take place in the Foodwise Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all. The demo will be followed by a book signing with book sales courtesy of Book Passage.