Italy for the Gourmet Traveler

Friday, July 09, 2010

Fred Plotkin talks about going beyond the traditional tourist experience to find the best kept secrets of Italy's culinary world. In Italy for the Gourmet Traveler he describes the food, wines, local bakeries, olive oil distilleries, cheeses, markets, and restaurants that make Italy stand out, and tells stories of the people who make the region's world-famous specialties.


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Comments [5]

dboy from nyc

... one of the most intelligent and astute non-Italians commenting on Italian culture.

Fred - molto bravo!

Grazie mille.

Jul. 09 2010 01:05 PM
dboy from nyc

Viva Lucania!

Jul. 09 2010 12:57 PM
dboy from nyc

Fred - In describing you disappointment in many NY chefs and restaurants who find it necessary to "mark" the classics with arrogant flourishes, does one, Mario Batalli come to mind, perhaps?

Jul. 09 2010 12:48 PM

It's true, they do invite you home - I looove Italy!

Jul. 09 2010 12:48 PM

What in Italy ISN'T gorgeous? I never knew Venice had especially good food (maybe in peoples houses)

Jul. 09 2010 12:46 PM

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