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 3 PERUGIA * LAZIO * ROME
Episode 7, Perugia
Giant cherries are raced through the streets of Gubio in the annual recreation of a medieval tradition. In this episode we visit Perugia a city whose origins date back to Etruscan times and that is justly famous for its chocolates and desserts. Among the dishes highlighted in this episode are Rocciato (strudel), local jams, Parmiggiano di Cardi, and Porchetta (barbecued pork). 24 Minutes.
Episode 8, Lazio
In this episode we travel along the old Appian Way, the ancient Roman road that ran the length of Italy and is now surrounded by the monuments and ruins of Roman glory. Featured dishes include Focaccia, Risotto Fungi, Snails, and Brazino (fish and potato casserole). 24 Minutes
Episode 9, Rome
The wonders of Rome are too numerous to list. Among the sights we visit in this episode are St. Peter's Basilica, Castel Sant' Angelo, and the via Antica, a road that dates back to the days of the Roman legions. Local dishes include Spaghetti Carbonara, Roasted Baby Lamb, Salti in Bocca alla Romana. 24 Minutes.