Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generous Pope Place
Tuckahoe, New York 10707
Evening Cultural Program at the Westchester Italian Cultural Center - Calabria Book presentation and signing with a culinary demonstration and tasting of traditional Calabrian dishes to conclude the evening.
Calabria attracts today’s visitors with stunning landscapes, spectacular ancient art and a mouthwatering culinary tradition. Karen Haid, author of Calabria: The Other Italy and recipient of the Premio Internazionale Calabria, will present the beauties and wonders of this fascinating region at the heart of the Mediterranean and share her experiences living, working and traveling in this oft-neglected area in the toe of the Italian boot.
Calabria: The Other Italy captures the essence of contemporary Calabria and Southern Italy, and explores daily life, culture, history, the arts, food, society and tourism. Praised as, “an intoxicating blend of humor, joy, and reverence” (Publisher’s Weekly), the nonfiction narrative is “part history, part travel guide, part memoir—and as informed and informative as it is engaging and entertaining” (Midwest Book Review). This armchair travelogue has been featured on Italian American reading lists of the Order Sons of Italy in America and the National Italian American Foundation.