Things We Like

Janet Zappala’s new Italian cookbook and more.

My Aeroplane
Singer/songwriter Andrea NardelloAndrea Nardello (Range Records)
Indigo Girls, Dave Matthews Band and Janis Joplin are among this New Jersey native’s strongest musical influences. But judging by the  sounds of her latest CD, recorded at Ardmore’s Range Recording Studio, her songwriting is becoming a lot more diverse and her singing more confident. Catch her live on June 13 as part of Downingtown’s Summer Series and at her CD release party June 23 at the Tin Angel in Philadelphia.

My Italian Kitchen: Home-Style Recipes Made Lighter & Healthier

Janet Zappala
(Addicus Books, 160 pages)

A local TV personality turned certified nutritional consultant, Janet Zappala serves up this easy-to-use cookbook chock-full of terrific Italian
dishes—all of them 100 percent guilt free. Most require very little prep time, and you’ll appreciate the nutritional notes and factual tidbits.

Taste of the Nation Philadelphia
June 21 at Loews Philadelphia Hotel
(1200 Market St.)

This annual event offers a mouthwatering array of sips and nibbles brought to you by some of the area’s most talented chefs and mixologists. Always a hit with foodies—who come out to savor local flavors, rub elbows with the pros and support a good cause—this regional Share Our Strength event also features live and silent auctions. All the money raised from ticket sales goes to hunger-relief organizations.

Our Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs Party is July 25!