We are delighted to extend an open invitation to all history enthusiasts, culinary lovers, and anyone eager to delve into the captivating story of Italian immigration in Rhode Island as we host a remarkable free lecture featuring the esteemed Chef Historian Walter Potenza.
With a passion for culinary arts and history, Chef Walter Potenza has dedicated his life to preserving and celebrating the rich heritage of Italian immigrants in Rhode Island. As a renowned expert in the field, he brings unparalleled knowledge and insight into the struggles, triumphs, and cultural contributions of the Italian community that settled in this region.
Join us on this memorable occasion as Chef Potenza takes us on a captivating journey through time, tracing the footsteps of the early Italian settlers who left their homeland to pursue the American Dream. Through engaging storytelling and vivid historical anecdotes, he will shed light on the challenges they faced, the bonds they forged, and the enduring impact they made on the culinary and cultural landscape of Rhode Island.
This unique opportunity to learn from Chef Historian Walter Potenza is to be noticed. We invite you, your friends, and your family to participate in this enlightening event. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Italian immigration in Rhode Island.
Let us celebrate the spirit of community and heritage together.
Admission is free, and all are welcome!
ITALO AMERICAN CLUB PROVIDENCE
Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 6.30 PM
Confirm at Chefwalterpotenza@gmail.com
The lectures include:
1) The history of the Italians in Rhode Island from arrival, integration, and contributions.
2) The birth of the American - Italian cuisine and the connection to the motherland.
3) Cultural and historical evidence, making Rhode Island the second largest Italian Immigration colony in North America.
FREE ENTRANCE / OPEN TO THE PUBLIC / LIMITED SEATING
PROGRAM DURATION / 1 HOUR + 30 MINUTES
Confirm by e-mail at Chefwalterpotenza@gmail.com
HISTORY OF THE ITALIANS IN RHODE ISLAND
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