A special dinner prepared by Chef Paul Canales in celebration of Rosetta Costantino‘s beautiful new cookbook, My Calabria.
Rosetta and Paul initially met when both of their children were attending the same school here in Oakland. After learning about Rosetta’s garden and its close proximity to Oliveto, a friendship formed around a mutual interest in the techniques and traditions of Calabrian cooking. Paul has cooked with both Rosetta, and Rosetta’s mother, Maria, on many occasions and their extensive knowledge has definitely influenced the Oliveto kitchen. Techniques such as salt-curing and dry-preserving vegetables can be seen in many of our antipasti dishes and two years ago we started making our own ricotta in-house with Rosetta’s encouragement.