A number of high-profile Toronto restaurants are pitching in to help raise money for central Italy, the area devastated by an earthquake last week. And they're doing it with pasta.
How? When you order pasta Amatriciana (a dish native to Amatrice, a town affected by the earthquake) at one of the participating Toronto restaurants (which includes Buca, Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse and Campagnolo) they'll donate a portion of the proceeds to the Canadian Red Cross Italy Earthquake Appeal fund.
As Now Toronto reports, this campaign started when an Italian food blogger asked chefs from around the world to pitch in to the relief effort via pasta. Eventually, Jamie Oliver jumped on board.
"On August 24, a powerful earthquake struck central Italy. It claimed more than 290 lives, and destroyed towns and villages including Amatrice - home of the famous pasta Amatriciana. #AmatricianaTO joins together restaurants across Toronto to raise money for the earthquake relief efforts," reads a note on the AmatricianaToronto Facebook page.
You can support the #AmatricianaTO campaign at:
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by Amy Grief via blogTO