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Publication of Dalla valigia alla tavola: A journey through Molisan culinary heritage

Please join ICAP in celebrating the publication of Dalla valigia alla tavola: A journey through Molisan culinary heritage. Cassandra Marsillo presented her work on this project at ICAP’s 2023 Conference. Congratulations Cassandra and Vee!

Dalla valigia alla tavola: A journey through Molisan culinary heritage is a collection of over 40 recipes as told through the stories and memories of our community members. Over 30 first, second, and third generation Molisan home cooks in Quebec give a taste of traditional family recipes from their ancestral hometowns. By virtue of these recipes, readers are invited to journey through 21 different paesi (towns), learning about the stories and traditions beyond the plate. Discover the feasts that follow each season and the memorable moments that each ingredient marks, while engaging with stories of migration and adaptation, as dishes are passed on, re-measured, and reinterpreted across generations. More than a cookbook, Dalla valigia alla tavola documents how the food we eat is intrinsically linked to our identity as individuals and as a community. The Federazione delle associazioni molisane del Québec is pleased to present this bilingual (English and Italian) project to the Molisan community and beyond. Research and writing by Cassandra Marsillo, oral historian. Photographs by Vee Di Gregorio. Recipe consultation and dishes prepared by Joseph D’Alleva, chef at Rita restaurant, and Erica Marsillo, pastry chef at Rita restaurant. Order online at