The Right Stuffed

Chris Loffelmacher and the rest of the Denver Public Library's Fresh City Life team had their work cut out for them when they decided to tie in cooking demos with the overarching theme "Scene."

"Food that you eat with your eyes first," explains Loffelmacher. "Food that tends to be very theatrical before it's ever even served, that looks beautiful on the table, that makes people 'ooh' and 'ah.' It's been one of the more difficult ones to book." With those criteria, it's no wonder, but tonight's Scene Stealers Cooking Demo: Italian Timpani (inspired by the film Big Night) takes a great idea and runs with it.

Pulcinella Ristorante's star chef, Antonio Race, will demonstrate the multiple-ingredient molded-pasta dish. "He's a full-on Italian regional cook," Loffelmacher says, "and timpani is very regional. It's highly personalized from region to region and even family to family."

The free cooking demo takes place today from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the B2 conference center of the Central Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway; visit or call 720-865-1206 for information.
Sat., Nov. 17, 10:30 a.m.-noon, 2007

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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