The criteria Italians adopt when deciding where and what to eat move along a double binary. They appear stretched between the need to maximize convenience and fit within their daily budget, and the desire to exercise their expertise as consumers, looking for food that meets their expectations.
Pinned to the corkboard over my desk are four plastic sheet-holders bearing e-tickets for Quito, Torino, Minneapolis and Portland, and Melbourne. Behind them is a scrap of paper that reads, in my own writing, “CHANGE FOOD BY BEING SPECIFIC (Jimmy Carter)”. On the floor by my feet is the much-lauded cookery tome, Anita Stewart’s Canada, and next to it, a couple of jars of maple sugar granules and several bags of indigenous herbs and teas.
Wine is not just an object to be smelled and tasted. It is an active protagonist, which involves businesses in a holistic way. Wine is land and ecology, politics and economy, history and law, art and sensibility, responsibility and pleasure. Wine is a narrative and its whole story must be told: This is the challenge of the Master in Italian Wine Culture, this is the opportunity that we are seeking to give to the figure of a “wine-teller.”
Ever since the “Tavole Accademiche” project was presented, one of the most anticipated chefs to visist the University has been Ferran Adrià. Some of his dishes are being featured on the cafeteria menu for the next 5 days and today he spoke to a room full of students eager to listen. Adrià gave a little … …read more