Central Italy

Admit it. Rather than playing outdoors in the sunshine, you spent your summers watching PBS cooking shows, learning proper knife techniques and finding yourself in awe of the be-toqued on Great Chefs and those fortunate enough to have their own shows. (It's cool. Me too.) These days, the fortunate include Lidia Bastianich (Lidia's Italy). The Italian cooking maven and her wine-proficient son, Joe, will be on hand at Central Market, 5750 E. Lovers Lane, for a book and bottle signing at 2 p.m. Friday. The free event is limited to the first 500 customers who request a ticket at the CM info desk. From those customers, a lucky 50 will be drawn for a private class with the pair prior to the signing. Call 214-234-7000.
Fri., May 2, 2 p.m., 2008
KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Merritt Martin
Contact: Merritt Martin