Italy is considered one of the culinary capitals of the world. Each of its great cities exhibits its own identity and its own exciting and colorful cuisine. In this program, we travel through the great cities of Italy, experiencing the local history, cult
Italy is considered one of the culinary capitals of the world. Each of its great cities exhibits its own identity and its own exciting and colorful cuisine. In this program, we travel through the great cities of Italy, experiencing the local history, culture and pageantry while, under the guidance of Italy's most famous chefs, we discover and learn to prepare the regional cuisine that has made the Italian kitchen justly famous. Hunt for black truffles in Umbria and attend an ancient flag throwing festival in Assisi. Sample some of the best seafood in Sicily and learn how to make true Neapolitan pizza. The splendor of Italy and the wonders of its kitchen await us. Buon Appetito.
VOLUME 2 FLORENCE * ASSISI * SIENA
Episode 4, Florence
Is there any city in the world more beautiful than Florence? This is the region that gave birth to the Renaissance. In this episode we visit the heart of Renaissance Florence, inspect its majestic cathedral, and journey to the Chianti district;the loveliest country in all of Italy. Featured local specialties include Prociutto Cutting, Ribollita, Ravioli, and Caciucco alla Viareggiana. 24 Minutes.
Episode 5, Assisi
Here is a city whose heart and soul still belong to the Middle Ages. In this episode we attend an ancient flag throwing festival and the annual archers competition staged in full medieval regalia before sampling such regional specialties as Crostini di Fegato di Anitra, Tartufo and Stringozzi, Filetto al Tartufo and Anitra in Porchetta. 24 Minutes
Episode 6, Siena
There is no sight more breathtaking than the Piazza del Campo of Siena during the annual recreation of the Palio, a medieval horse race. In this episode we take a walking tour of medieval Siena before embarking on a culinary tour of its justly famous cuisine. Featured dishes include Minestra Contadina, Crespelle alla Fiorentina, Filetto di Triglia ala Crema and Arista de Maiale. 24 Minutes.