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The Cookbook Club

Saturday 1/13 from 10:30am to 1:30pm

The New School of Cooking Pasadena

Thrilled to start a new Cookbook Club! Each month a significant cookbook will be chosen for discussion and hands-on cooking.

First in the series is De honesta voluptate et valetudine (on Right Pleasure and Good Health) by Vatican librarian Bartolomeo Sacchi, better known as Platina. A best seller after it was published in 1474, it offers advice on diet and health and includes poetry and anecdotes. But perhaps the most interesting thing about it is that it was plagiarized from a 1465 manuscript by Maestro Martino, the pope’s cook. Little known today, Platina’s cookbook was unrivaled for almost 100 years.

Join Maite to discuss the cookbook and prepare a 6-course meal adapted from its regional recipes. ($115)

Classes meet at The New School of Cooking’s Pasadena campus.
525 East Colorado Blvd, 91101

You can purchase the book here but it’s not necessary.

registration info to follow

image 1: Pope Sixtus IV Appoints Platina Prefect of the Vatican Library, Melozzo da Forlì, ca 1477, Vatican Museums

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