Learn To Do Al Dente Right


Central Market is bringing some of Italian cuisine’s most celebrated chefs to Texas during Passport Italy! Find out when these culinary artists will be visiting your favorite store.

Fabio Viviani: The gregarious, personable, and talented Chef Viviani owned and operated five restaurants in his native Florence before moving to the U.S. to launch restaurants in California and Chicago. Along with his food, the gregarious, charming Viviani is also known for his appearances on Top Chef and Life After Top Chef and is the author of two cookbooks.
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Domenica Marchetti: Chef Marchetti is a writer, teacher, and lover of Italian food and family. She grew up cooking in the kitchen with her Italian mother and spent summers in Italy cooking with her Italian aunts. She specializes in the Italian home cooking of Italy's Adriatic coast and creates simple, honest dishes that bring family together. She is the author of five books, including The Glorious Pasta of Italy and The Glorious Soups and Stews of Italy.
Julian Barsotti: Chef Barsotti cooked under James Beard Award-winning Chef Paul Bertolli at Oliveto in Oakland, California, before bringing his talents to Dallas and launching Nonna, an award-winning Italian restaurant, in 2006. In 2012, Barsotti opened Carbone’s Fine Food & Wine, a restaurant that celebrates Italian-American cuisine.
Alberto Bettini: Chef Bettini is the Executive Chef of Da Amerigo, a Michelin Star-awarded restaurant in Savigno, Italy. He inherited his interest in cooking, as all great Italians do, from his mother and grandmother, who were both professional chefs. Since taking the helm of the family restaurant, which has been operating since 1934, Chef Bettini has become known for his advocacy of local, seasonal foods and for using the highest-quality ingredients to create exceptional and imaginative dishes rooted in the culinary traditions of Emilia-Romagna.
Rolando Beramendi: Beramendi has been importing specialty Italian foods to the U.S. since 1987. His company, Manicaretti, has become the trusted supplier for artisanal, gourmet pantry items for famous U.S. chefs and high-end specialty stores. He is a seasoned conductor of wine tours, food and wine seminars, and cooking classes, and has appeared on The Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa.
Of course, during Passport Italy our Cooking School instructors also will host classes guiding you through Italian basic cooking and the regional specialties that will have everyone around your table ready to mangia! Find more here and register now!
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