Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sharing the passion

The Monroe College School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts is hosting a series of culinary demonstrations this fall, where accomplished chefs share their passion for cooking with the students in the school's Culinary Arts Center.

Frank Costantino, dean of the School of Hospitality Management and the Culinary Arts, kicked off the "Sharing the Passion" series with a demonstration on Oct. 1 for students. He created a traditional Italian-style Sunday dinner he used to share as a child with his family. His demonstration included a trip to the herb and vegetable garden where he picked fresh herbs and Italian eggplants. He then prepared risotto with Parmesan, chicken a la cacciatora and grilled eggplant with extra virgin olive oil.
Dean Frank Costantino prepares a family-style Italian meal for Monroe College students.

For more information about the series, visit Monroe College's Web site.