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Paolo Vasapolli

Penne with brie, mushrooms and arugulaPenne with brie, mushrooms and arugula presents an opportunity to serve some of the fine fungi grown right here in Essex County.

Pasta dish provides comforting warmth

Penne with brie, mushrooms and arugula presents an opportunity to serve some of the fine fungi grown right here in Essex County.

tomato-melon cubesA combination of tomato and melon can be cut into cubes and presented as a puzzle salad, says executive chef Paolo Vasapolli.

Salad recipe combines tomato and melon

A combination of tomato and melon can be cut into cubes and presented as a puzzle salad, says executive chef Paolo Vasapolli.

From left to right: At Libro Community Café’s recent event, Executive Chef Paolo Vasapolli, worked with Balal Mohamed, Vivian Hui and Veronica Miller to prepare fish tacos with pickled red cabbage, and served the meals to the community. From left to right: At Libro Community Café’s recent event, Executive Chef Paolo Vasapolli, worked with Balal Mohamed, Vivian Hui and Veronica Miller to prepare fish tacos with pickled red cabbage, and served the meals to the community.

Community café prepares youth for work

Over a period of a few months UWindsor student Vivian Hui learned new skills as a cook,  cashier and waitress, thanks to a community program that equips young people with leadership and employment skills through implementing and operating a community cafe.