“A tavola con Papa Francesco” (Dining with Pope Francis) by Roberto Alborghetti (Mondadori) is presented in a suggestive location in the heart of Lunigiana: the Castle of Pontebosio, Luxury Resort, (MS, Tuscany) on Saturday June 29, 2019; dinner will follow. An historic location, of great architectural interest, for a book already published in 15 Countries. A surprising biography on highly topical issues. A volume of 208 pages, with over 250 photographs and 36 unpublished recipes.
After the presentation you’ll have the way to sit at the table with the best recipes selected from those included in the volume. The “papal” menu includes: – #empanadas, crescent-shaped pasta bundles with a tasty and spicy filling that represented the typical dish prepared by Argentine women for their men returning from the pampas. – The always noble stuffed # calamari, a classic also of our sea areas – The #paella, able to unite all the Spanish-speaking peoples (and not) thanks to its explosion of colors and flavors argentina: the #asado with gratinated vegetables, patient recipe of grilled meat slowly, an absolute triumph of taste – For #dessert the pistachio mousse 45 euro drinks included. The evening begins at 7.30 pm with the presentation of the book.
CASTELLO DI PONTEBOSIO is An aristocratic 17th century manor expertly restored and transformed into a luxurious Resort equipped with every possible comfort. In each one of the rooms it is possible to enjoy a healty pause of relaxation while admiring the suggestive landscapes: from the splendid glimpses of the square and of the village, to the vistas on the sweetly declining hills.
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Castello di Pontebosio, Luxury Resort, 54016 Pontebosio MS, 0187 472050
Photos below: cover and some of the 208 pages of the book by Roberto Alborghetti already published in 15 Countries.
“Eating with Pope Francis”, by Roberto Alborghetti, published in Italy by Mondadori, has just been released in Spain, where – as it is happening in Italy and other European Countries – it is receiving an impressive media coverage. “En la mesa con Francisco” is the title of the Spanish edition of the volume, published by Editorial Larousse. Daily newspapers, magazines, weekly magazines and online newspapers are giving ample space to the Pope Francisco recounted in his relationship with food and all today the food represents (food waste included). Here a photogallery of some articles published by various newspapers. Below, a series of links to online pages. As you can see, it’s really great the attention that Spain is dedicating to the book.
SPAIN: MEDIA ON En la mesa con Francisco by Roberto Alborghetti, Larousse
Il libro “A tavola con Papa Francesco”, di Roberto Alborghetti, edito da Mondadori, è stato al centro di un incontro- dibattito a “Cibo a regola d’arte”, evento organizzato da Corriere della Sera Corriere Cucina a Milano (23-24-25 marzo 2018). L’autore è stato intervistato da Gabriele Principato, giornalista de Il Corriere della Sera. Sono intervenuti: padre Marcello Longhi, vicepresidente Opera San Francesco; Luciano Gualzetti, direttore Caritas Ambrosiana, e un rappresentante dei cuochi del Refettorio Ambrosiano. Intanto il libro, uscito da pochi giorni, è già nella Top 30 dei Best seller Amazon (al 27° posto libri di cucina; al 41° posto libri di religione e spiritualità). Foto Barbara Mascheroni
My book “Dining with Pope Francis”, published in Italy by Mondadori, was the focus of a meeting-debate on “Food to perfection”, an event organized by Corriere della Sera (Italian leading newspaper) in Milan (23- 24-25 March 2018). I was interviewed by Gabriele Principato, journalist for Il Corriere della Sera. Father Marcello Longhi, vice-president of Opera San Francesco; Luciano Gualzetti, director of Caritas Ambrosiana, and a representative of the cooks of Refettorio Ambrosiano, participated to the event. Meanwhile, the book, released a few days ago, is already in the Top 30 Amazon Best Seller (at 27th place, cookbooks chart; 41st place, books on religion and spirituality). Photo Barbara Mascheroni
ABOUT THE BOOK
“Enjoy your meal!” These are the words with which Pope Francis greets the worshippers in his speeches. Few knows the deeper meaning: before becoming Pope, he graduated in Food Chemistry and inherited the passion for food from his mother, grandmother and relatives who owned a restaurant in Piedmont, Italy.
You’ll discover the milestones of the Pope’s life and the dishes related to this main events: you can replicate them at home following the original recipes in the book. A volume that gives a new perspective on the beloved, charismatic figure of Pope Francis, recounted by the Pope’s biographer, Roberto Alborghetti.
The book is already available in different Languages: Italian, French, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish…
“Dining with Pope Francis”, by Roberto Alborghetti, Mondadori. Out on March 13, 2018. An unpublished and surprising biography! With 36 illustrated recipes! Because life is not a passing time, but a time for meeting, even and especially at the table.
“A tavola con Papa Francesco”, di Roberto Alborghetti, pubblicato da Mondadori il 13 marzo 2018. Una biografia inedita e sorprendente. Con 36 ricette illustrate. Perchè la vita non è tempo che passa, ma tempo di incontro, anche e soprattutto a tavola.
PHOTOS by PAOLO SANDINI
The event took place in the amazing Tuscany Coast, in Albinia Orbetello (Grosseto) at Campings Voltoncino and Marina Chiara. It was promoted by Osa Osa Onlus, Campeggio Voltoncino and Parrocchia Maria SS.delle Grazie. A great audience participated to the presentation in the wonderful scenary of Maremma. Newspapers, magazines, websites and Tv Channel (as TV 9) gave a huge coverage to the event. “Nessuno resti indietro”, by Roberto Alborghetti, is published by Editrice Velar. It is available in Italian language on the most popular online bookstores (Amazon, Ibs, La Feltrinelli, Hoepli aso).
Tomorrow at “MartinBook Festival” in Martinsicuro, a beautiful city in Abruzzo (Italy) there will be the presentation of the new updated edition of my book “Francesco”, the first historical and illustrated biography about Pope Francis… “MartinBook Festival” is at its 7th edition and it is promoted by Associazione MartinBook and the City Council. The event will take place in the ancient Tower Charles V.
Watch the video about the “behind the scenes” of this incredible publishing work that involved around 30 professional people. A great team for a great book: 380 pages, 450 photos, large size (cms 23 x 29,5) available in a special set of 3 volumes in an elegant slipcase.
Domani a “MartinBook Festival” di Martinsicuro, TE, Martinbook associazione culturale (ore 21,15, Torre Carlo V) presentazione della nuova edizione aggiornata di “Francesco”, la prima grande biografia storica illustrata su Papa Bergoglio, autore Roberto Alborghetti , Editrice Velar . L’evento è promosso dall’Associazione MartinBook Festival e dal Comune di Martinsicuro ed avrà luogo alle ore 21,15 presso l’antica Torre Carlo V.
Guarda il videoclip sul “dietro le quinte” di una opera editoriale unica nel suo genere, che ha coinvolto circa trenta professionisti…
Pope Francis has been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The Pope will receive the award on 6th May, in the impressive Sala Regia, in Vatican Palaces, in Rome. One of the photos I took to Sala Regia in 2014 is now featured in the Official Brochure that has been published for the event: the Sala Regia, as the Sala Ducale, aren’t generally open to visitors: they usually host consistories, conferences, papal hearings or special events. It’s a great honour for me : I had the opportunity to visit Sala Regia in the same day I met the Pope for the presentation of “Francesco” (“Francis”), the illustrated and historical biography I wrote about him.
Marcel Philipp, Lord Mayor of Aachen, stated: “We are delighted by the overwhelming response to this year’s recipient of the Charlemagne Prize. Considering the current political situation, it is no easy task to distinguish a personality who supports and promotes the grand European project with commitment, clarity and, at the same time, constructive criticism. The Charlemagne Prize Board of Directors is grateful to His Holiness Pope Francis for agreeing to accept the Charlemagne Prize and, in doing so, for setting an invaluable example for the common goal of all Europeans. We are honoured to present our award to a man who inspires hope, an ambassador of peace and togetherness in a strong Europe, a man whose words carry weight and are listened to attentively by the whole world”.
The Prize is named for Charlemagne, the Franconian king revered by his contemporaries as the “Father of Europe. A press release by the Prize Committee said that Pope Francis has sent “a message of hope and encouragement” at a time in which “many citizens in Europe are seeking orientation. The Pope is a witness for a community based on values which include a sense of humanity, the protection of resources and dialogue between cultures and religions at a European level. The Committee explains that in “recent years Europe has experienced great weaknesses, crises and setbacks” that have seriously pushed back “all the achievements of the European process of integration.”
To all this Francis opposes a message of hope. Quoting from his discourse to the European Parliament in November 2014, the communiqué says the Pope’s message is a wake-up call for Europe: “The time has come for us to abandon the idea of a Europe which is fearful and self-absorbed… The time has come to work together in building a Europe which revolves not around the economy, but around the sacredness of the human person, around inalienable values.” The Pope – said Marcel Philipp, the Mayor of Aachen speaking to the press upon the announcement of the Award – is the “voice of conscience” that demands we put people at the center of our concerns, “he is an extraordinary moral authority.”
Photo by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – SALA REGIA, VATICAN PALACES, ROME
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Pope Francis has been awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen, the oldest and best-known prize awarded for work done in the service of European unification. The announcement was made in the city of Aachen; the Pope will physically receive the award at a date still to be set, in Rome.
The Prize is named for Charlemagne, the Franconian king revered by his contemporaries as the “Father of Europe. A communiqué by the Prize Committee said that Pope Francis has sent “a message of hope and encouragement” at a time in which “many citizens in Europe are seeking orientation.”
The Pope – it continues – is a witness for a community based on values which include a sense of humanity, the protection of resources and dialogue between cultures and religions at a European level. The Committee explains that in “recent years Europe has experienced great weaknesses, crises and setbacks” that have seriously pushed back “all the achievements of the European process of integration.”
To all this – it says – Francis opposes a message of hope. Quoting from his discourse to the European Parliament in November 2014, the communiqué says the Pope’s message is a wake-up call for Europe: “The time has come for us to abandon the idea of a Europe which is fearful and self-absorbed.”
And again: “The time has come to work together in building a Europe which revolves not around the economy, but around the sacredness of the human person, around inalienable values.” The Pope – said Marcel Philipp, the Mayor of Aachen speaking to the press upon the announcement of the Award – is the “voice of conscience” that demands we put people at the center of our concerns, “he is an extraordinary moral authority.”
Today the City of Aachen has released the Press Files in which has been included a photo I did in Vatican during my visit in Sala Regia and Sala Ducale where the ceremony will take place next May 2016.
My new second book about Pope Francis is out now.
Its title is: “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (“When the day was an arrow”); the English translation of the book isn’t (now) available.
Published by AGeSC, it investigates Pope Francis in relation to education, culture and school, which are “the keys to all changes and social development” (Pope Francis).
Special presentation of the book at Rimini Meeting on next 28 August, 2014, h. 4pm. Other conferences and lectures will take place in the next weeks also in Turin, Acqui Terme, Verona, Vicenza, Treviso, Ravenna, Forlì, Siena, Rome.
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