Feasts of the Vatican: Inside Crystal King’s “The Chef’s Secret”

With Francine Segan

Little is known about Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef who served the papacy, served extravagant feasts, created over 1,000 recipes, many of which have become staples in our diets, and authored one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time.

For her new historical novel, The Chef’s Secret: A Novel, Crystal King uses her extensive historical research into the renowned chef’s work and legacy to immerse her characters in the world of Renaissance Italy. Join her as she discusses, with culinary historian Francine Segan, some of the centuries-old Italian food practices and techniques that continue to exert a strong influence on modern cuisine, and how she created a rich story about a historical figure with so few known details.

A book signing follows the event.











When: Wed., Mar. 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500
Price: $29
Buy tickets/get more info now
See other events in these categories:

With Francine Segan

Little is known about Bartolomeo Scappi, the legendary chef who served the papacy, served extravagant feasts, created over 1,000 recipes, many of which have become staples in our diets, and authored one of the bestselling cookbooks of all time.

For her new historical novel, The Chef’s Secret: A Novel, Crystal King uses her extensive historical research into the renowned chef’s work and legacy to immerse her characters in the world of Renaissance Italy. Join her as she discusses, with culinary historian Francine Segan, some of the centuries-old Italian food practices and techniques that continue to exert a strong influence on modern cuisine, and how she created a rich story about a historical figure with so few known details.

A book signing follows the event.

Buy tickets/get more info now