February 26, 2014
CONTACT: George Hazimanolis
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Italian Wedding Feast
Saturday, March 8, 2014 10:00 a.m. on WQED-TV
PITTSBURGH—On Saturday, March 8 at 10:00 a.m. on WQED-TV, QED COOKS with Chris
Fennimore will bring the joy of the Italian Wedding Feast to its viewers. Carmela and Jolina
Giaramita, chefs at Mount Washington’s family owned and operated restaurant La Tavola
Italiana, will join Chris in the cooking studio to prepare a variety of authentic dishes served at an
Italian Wedding Feast. According to Chris, “Italian food is known and loved for its sharp
cheeses, aromatic spices, comforting pastas and a tradition of plenty ‘Abundanza!’” He
continues, “Since the family - "La Famiglia" - is central to Italian culture, the weddings feasts are
extravagant and joyful. We wanted to share this kind of joyful event with all our viewers.”
Members who pledge during the broadcast of QED COOKS Italian Wedding Feast will be able
to join Chris, Carmela, and Jolina for a private event at La Tavola on
Monday, June 9. The menu for the evening will include a variety of antipasti
with bruschetti, olives, cheeses, salumi and other delicacies to whet the
appetite. That will be followed by the traditional Wedding Soup with a rich
chicken broth, tiny meatballs and greens. The pasta course will be a baked
macaroni, "Machiaroni al Forno." The main entree will be a combination
chicken and veal rollatini in a rich sauce and potato crostate on the side.
There will be dessert and a festive Cookie Table with dozens of different
sweet delights. Jimmy Sapienza and Five Guys Named Moe will provide
LIVE music to sing and dance to. Couples will have the opportunity to renew their marriage
vows and dance along to the first song from their wedding. It will truly be a night to remember.
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