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Mercato Notturno at Union Square Greenmarket

Friday night, between the end of work and the start of going out with friends to see The Ivory Tower at Cooper Union (if you are curious about some of the real costs of higher education, I highly recommend seeing this movie), I swung by the Union Square Greenmarket for one of their two upcoming night markets.  This one called Mercato Notturno (night market in Italian), featured foods from Italy as well as a pasta-making demonstration.  There was also a table at the market that had information on it about Expo Milano 2015: “Feeding the Planet. Energy for Life,” where the United States will have a pavilion.  For me, it was a little trip back to Bologna, the central focus of the market, where I lived for several years.  Here’s some pictures from the event:

Pizza al Forno by Pizza Moto

Risotto alle herbe from Risotteria Melotti

Mortadella on the slicer

Information about the participants

Dolce non Dolce by Agostino Jacobucci

Ricotta made with the leftovers from the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano along with a syrup made with Lambrusco and pistachio powder.

La Sfoglina – Stefania Civolani of Trattoria del Gallo

Starting to roll out the pasta

Rolling out the sheet of pasta (la sfoglia)

Cutting the pasta into squares

Adding filling to make tortellini

Forming the tortellini

Cutting pasta sheet into tagliatelle

Showing off le tagliatelle

Ribbons of tagliatelle

“Nests” of pasta drying (i nidi)

For those who would like to find out more about Bologna and its cuisine, or just about the marketing of Italian food in general, you might consider looking into this new program put together by the University of Bologna’s Business School.  To learn about Bologna, in general, you can see my photos of the pasta class that I took at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese and read about a trip outside the city to drink wine and enjoy pasta in a vineyard nei colli (in the hills) and about my adventures traipsing around the city eating gelato.

Statue of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

Buon appetito!

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