Two Washington, D.C. Italian Food Icons, Joe Ferruggio and Amy Riolo, will appear at The 16th Annual Kensington Day of the Book Festival offering book signings, meet and greets and cooking demonstrations this Sunday, April 23, 2023. Event is Free and open to public. Enjoy the return of the festival in the heart of historic Kensington, MD and be charmed and dined all day! CiaoDC invites you to learn more about these Italian personalities!If you are craving authentic Italian cuisine, look no further than Il Canale restaurant in the heart of Georgetown. Owner Joe Ferruggio has created an Italian trattoria that will transport any Washingtonian and their friends straight to bella'Italia in just one bite! CiaoDC recently visited Il Canale with friends from Rome and fell in love with the gnocchi bolognese! Era Buonissima! An Italian immigrant, Joe shares his experience in his book, "My Name is Joe, And I am a Pizza Man." Discover his journey from an Italian immigrant teen to an award- winning Restaurateur of one of the "World's Best Italian Restaurants and Pizzeria." Meet Joe this Sunday to hear his story and a meet and greet plus book signing at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival, Book to Plate event at 12:30 p.m. -12:50 p.m. in Kensington, MD. More information on festival here.
Friend of CiaoDC, Best-selling author of over 13 books, award-winning chef, TV host and Mediterranean Diet Ambassador, Amy Riolo will delight the Book to Plate audience with a live Italian cooking demonstration! Enjoy the flavors, smells and sights of this artful cuisine from the renowned "Ambassador of Italian Cuisine in the United States." Among numerous accolades, our Maryland Pride crowd will revel in the fact that Amy is the brand Ambassador for the Maryland University of Integrative Health and the Pizza University and Culinary Arts Center in Maryland. You can enjoy a collection of artisanal Italian imported culinary ingredients dubbed Amy Riolo Selections such as extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and pesto sauce. More on products here. Enjoy Amy's in-person cooking demo on the Book to Plate Stage, 1:00 p.m. -1:40 p.m. at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival, Sunday, April 23. More information on festival and cooking demo here.