17 Mar In-Store Author Event with Robert Camuto and South of Somewhere: Wine, Food, and the Soul of Italy at Omnivore Books San Francisco
Date(s) - 03/17/2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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South of Somewhere begins and ends in American writer Robert Camuto’s maternal ancestral town of Vico Equense, Italy—a tiny paradise south of Naples on the Sorrento Peninsula. It was here in 1968, at ten years old, that the author first tasted Italian life, spending his own summer of love surrounded by relatives at the family’s seaside pizzeria and restaurant. He fell in love with a way of living and with the rhythms, flavors, and aromas of the Southern Mediterranean.
Fifty years later, Camuto returns to Vico, connecting with family members and a new generation. Camuto’s fine-grained storytelling in this series of portraits takes us beyond the usual objective views of viniculture Into the elusive and magical world of Italian “South-ness.” While on one level able to create an instructive narrative about Southern Italy’s twenty-first-century wine and cultural renaissance, Camuto’s unswerving eye juxtaposes the good and the bad—immeasurable beauty and persistent blight, anti-mafia forces and corruption, hope for the future and fatalism—in a land that remains an infinite source of fascination and sensory pleasure.
It is FREE to attend the event! And enjoy a glass of wine from Colossi Winery in Sicily.
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A note about our in-person events:
We’re thrilled to be hosting author events again! You must be masked and bring proof of vaccination to attend. Events are limited to thirty people, first come, first served and standing room only to allow for social distancing.
As always, signed books will be available for anyone who wants one. If you can’t make it to the talk, pre-order a signed copy of the book and we’ll ship it to you!