Chef Carla Garbato

Mon May 2nd 2022, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Stanford Educational Farm (175 Electioneer Rd.)
Italian Cooking Before the Tomato: A Practical Workshop with Chef Carla Garbato

Join the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS) for a hands-on event at the Stanford Educational Farm featuring the Venetian/Genoese chef Carla Garbato. Garbato will introduce the fifteenth-century chef Martino of Como before leading us in a hands-on cooking experience using an outdoor, wood-fired oven. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available.

Carla Garbato
The author of "La cucina tra cielo e mare" (Genova, 2001), Carla Garbato has written for many food magazines, taught in Paris at the Pompidou Center and the Louvre, and authored special issues of “La cucina italiana” on pasta, vegetables, and cheeses. She ran a cooking school for nearly a decade, teaching not only Italian cooking, but also Italian language and culture.

Martino of Como, "prince of cooks," is the author of the "Libro de Arte Coquinaria" (The Art of Cooking) from ca. 1465. Born around 1430 in the far north of Italy, Martino spent much of his career in Rome, creating recipes that earned him a reputation as the finest chef in Italy.

Date: Monday, 2 May 2022, 5–8pm
Location: Stanford Educational Farm (175 Electioneer Rd.)

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Open to Stanford students and faculty. Limited to 30 participants. You will be notified about your participation one week before the event.

Participants are expected to assist with cleanup after the event. We are also looking for volunteers to help with shopping on Sunday 1 May (California Avenue farm market) and setup on the afternoon of Monday 2 May. Please indicate on the form if you are available to help.

This event has been organized by Professor Jesse Rodin (Music) with help from Merve Tekgürler (History), and is co-sponsored by Office of the Vice President for the Arts, The Europe Center, DLCL, and French & Italian.


The poster is designed by Merve Tekgürler (History).