Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal (Slideshow)

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Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal

Sharon Oddson With Anchovy Bruschetta

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

“Anchovies,” said Sharon Oddson, as she presented a platter of anchovy and tomato bruschetta, “have a bad reputation in America. We want to reverse that.”

Kale and Beans Crostini

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

Blackened kale and cannellini beans atop a toasted crostini brushed with olive oil for an appetizer.

Sharon Oddson and Alessandro Gargani

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

Mother-son chef duo Sharon Oddson and Alessandro Gargani became even closer after Oddson’s husband, with whom she started La Cucina de la Garga, passed two years ago

Tagliatelle di Firenze

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

Gargani scoops out a full portion of tagilatelle pasta for The Daily Meal CEO, Jim Spanfeller.

 

Chocolate, Strawberry and Rosemary Cakes

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

For dessert, there were mini fudgy chocolate tartines topped with strawberries and rosemary oil.

Illustrators Display Their Work

Florentine Food and Art Take Over The Daily Meal
Aurelie Jouan

The art stars of the evening were of course the illustrators from Italy who diligently created pieces of artwork on tablecloths, just like they would after-hours at La Cucina de la Garga in Florence.