Author Luncheon with Fabio Viviani at Froggy's Cafe

Author Luncheon with Fabio Viviani and his cookbook Fabio's 30 Minute Italian

Fabio Viviani, author of Fabio's 30-Minute Italian

(St. Martin's Press, $27.99, due  May 2, 2017

Wednesday, May 17 at 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.

$60.00 with book included

Register at Lake Forest Book Store 847-234-4420

Dinner doesn't have to be daunting. In half an hour or less you can cook up an Italian meal at home like a professional chef. In this case, just like Top Chef star Fabio Viviani. Infused with his warmth and humor, this book brings Fabio into your kitchen.

Fabio shows home chefs how to cook -Grandma Style- (that is, like an intuitive Italian), and even those on a tight schedule will soon be whipping up great dinners. Fabio's 30 Minute Italian provides lots of time saving tips, from freezing batches of herbs and dressing to making your own pasta dough in three minutes tops.

Along the way, Fabio shares stories from his early life in Florence where he apprenticed at age five to his wheel-chair-bound and wooden-spoon-wielding great-grandmother to his American life cooking dinner for his wife and infant son in Chicago. Gorgeously illustrated throughout, and filled with his through--the-roof energy and charisma, Fabio's 30 Minute Italian is guaranteed to make you enjoy your time in the kitchen--and the results!

Author photo courtesy of the author.

Fabio Viviani is a chef, culinary personality, restauranteur, and former Top Chef-fan favorite. His restaurants have received great critical acclaim.Vivani has 17 restaurants currently open, with 4 more to come in 2017. A frequent guest on the Food Network and food programs on several other channels, Viviani is the host of the award-winning web series -Chow Ciao! on Yahoo and Fabio's Kitchen.

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event address: 
Froggy's French Cafe
306 Green Bay Road
Highwood, IL 60040