Andrew Graham-Dixon and chef Giorgio Locatelli travel through Italy exploring the country's history, culture, food, art and landscape. Their journey begins in Bologna, the capital of Emilia-Romagna, one of the richest regions in Italy. They find out why the city is know as la Dotta (the Learned), la Grassa (the Fat) and la Rossa (the Red), while visiting its shops, art institutions and the oldest university in the world.
Andrew and Giorgio experience the social and friendly atmosphere of the region and meet fishermen casting huge nets at the mouth of the river Po. From there, it is a short journey to Ferrara where they discover the legacy left by the famous dynasty d'Este, and to Modena, home of balsamic vinegar and Ferrari.
Finally, Giorgio reveals the source of modern Italian cuisine - at the Palatina Library in Parma he views an original copy of the first cook book of the newly united Italy - while Andrew admires Correggio's magnificent fresco in the dome of Parma Cathedral.
This is the 3rd time I watched this fantastic video, the lads are so wonderful their passion for what they do really helps you to understand the region, art and food, I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
Sunday, December 23, 2018. So!!!, this video should be kept in the most important vaults, libraries of the Capital Cities of the World. Salut and my appreciation to these persons Chief Giorgio Locatelly and Andrew Graham-Dixon. I am your friend and friend of many.
That's what I am talking about Yes WOW! Teaching and learning history wonderful leadership Education📚📚 and Living place of Arts! 🇳🇿🇮🇹 Thank you for sharing with uz.. Tell my beautiful husband Leonzio.Travelz delighted indeed to share with Son Paddy 🇳🇿😁divine school and food's.. Yup! That's true my husband come home drunk on point! 😂😂😂I don't mine❤️😍 heaps of pasta and not the gravy! Hihihihi
I agree that this is one of the finest travel videos that I have ever seen. I enjoy eating Italian foods and owning and driving Italian cars even though my ancestors emigrated from Japan. I also agree that American Italian food has been altered to suit American tastes and when I eat real Italian food it tastes very different. My father enjoyed the warmth of Italian people even if he was an American soldier fighting in Italy during WWII.
The chemistry between these two is wonderful~
As is their knowledge, the manner which they discuss and share it, and most distinctly to me, their personalities!
Haha, like when they finished tapeing their joyride in the Ferrari 🤣 both of their own responses was just so funny and so ummm reflective I guess sort of, of their personalities (or maybe more accurately how I’ve been perceiving their personalities 😅)
Nevertheless, it’s all just, wonderful!
my parents came from Parma, i live in swiss but i enjoy everytime i go to italy that food, we have in swiss also Parmesan cheese and other product, but it is not the same, believe me,it is never so good like in italy. Sade,this f... Globalization destroys the culture from all countrys!!
the song that starts at minute 40:26 It's by a famous Italian songwriter-singer (very well known in France and other countries), Paolo Conte It's the name.
The other tracks are varied, from folk to swing (and even a little 'of sacred music if I'm not mistaken).
I don't think It's a Mandolin but a Classic Guitar simply, because the Mandolin is a traditional instrument of southern Italy, especially used for the Tarantella (that, contrary to what is believed, is not a music that is played all over in Italy but in the south only).
Sry for my "eng".
I just so love these two guys and this is the best travel programme I have ever seen! they are so passionate and competente in their areas: cooking and art. and they have such a good interaction with great humor and openness that I am so deeply touched by - what a friendship! the whole Italy unpacked series are my favorite and has given me the last klick to head for Italy in April 2017 to start a 2 week italian course!
Andrew and Giorgione are both incredible! I love this series! But I will say I was alittle put off when Giorgio rolled his eyes about the "Americans" and pasta Bolognese. I am of Italian decent and I must say that Italian immigrants had nothing and were not educated, so they took advantage of the opportunities and abundance of available food. The "Americans" he rolled his eyes about are really Italian immigrants that modified the tradition. We love Italy!!! Love this show!!! Thanks! BTW- our family never had meat in our sauce or lasagna, it was always on the side and usually sausages. Some Italians call the sauce "gravy" when the meat is cooked with the sauce, we always called it sauce and NEVER too much because the pasta is king!
Pardon him, he was lobotomized in school and now maybe has an USA flag stuffed in his skull.... but he go around 24/7 instead of only at night...
And you know, geografy and history isn't really a zomby thing.
Buuut... you can come in italy without problem, we keep our zomby safe, and they only eat culatello of troll anyway!
1: you obviously won't like your own dog meat
2: spices are meant to cover putrefied meat, thats why they use it that much in hot and humid places
3: almost everybody likes italian food, you are the exemption and thats why you are making so much noise.
Only animals eat Italian dog food. You lying piece of dog shit, you hated Indian food but ate Indian food for 7 months LOL. You dirty Italian animal, if I hate eating something, I would not eat it for 7 months. Italian DOG FOOD is so fucking bland and nasty, no flavor, no variety, only shit you serve to dogs.
Keep your nasty food you GREASY MUTT, we the rest of the humans don't want to eat Italian dog food.
They don't eat "bolognese", but ""spaghetti bolognese". It is populair in many European countries and you can also find it in the States and Australia, where it is called "meat sauce" most of the time .
Of course you also find it in Italy, especially for the tourists in certain 'restaurants'. The horror!
@Ben Thank you! I was going to point out the same thing. I've lived all over the states and I'd never heard of Spaghetti Bolognese except through British TV programs. I suspect that particular title is more of a U.K. thing than a U.S. thing.
Correction (@3:34): University of Bologna was founded in 1088 and is the oldest one in Europe (not "in the world"). The oldest and still operating university in the world is University of Karueein, founded in 859 AD in Fez, Morocco.
Crazyjack you do not deserve a Culatello for this comment. If this is the only thing that you have to comment about this video, something must be wrong in your brain. Claudia has extensively and patiently explained to you why your statement is wrong, but you insist insulting and not reasoning .. The typical arrogant attitude of someone that makes a statement, and then when confronted with a proof that makes your statement false, uses violence to defend it, without caring to check if the thesis you defend is right or Short brain man!
No, that is wrong. Karueein Uni is an institution organised around Islamic faith. For many centuries, they refused to teach fundamental subjects (such as Sciences, Astronomy, Medicine) because they collide with their religious doctrine. Universities are the exact opposite, they forbid religious indoctrination because that is recognised as a personal choice of the individual. Universities' sole aim is to promote knowledge. Religion stays in the church.
+MrTinner66 his I.Q. is at the end of his username "000" and "Crazy" is his mental state and "Jack" is what he does with his right hand because he can't get a date. He sits in his mothers basement on the computer while she makes him microwave pizzas and frozen T.V. dinners. He wouldn't know great food even if someone shoved it in his mouth. In italy we would call him a "mangiamerda" a shit eater!
Byron Lin: yours is just a thought of a great ignorant! This is only what they offer to you, in your stereotype of "Italy". In Italy everything grows, even rice (the first producer in Europe), and breeds everything! In your opinion, what do they do with all that food? They throw it?...absurd!
Lots of foods get Americanized, chinese food isn't real chinese food here. I don't necessarily think its a bad thing, but its good to do know that it isn't what the chinese or italians actually eat. Its also interesting to note that food is apart of culture and across cultures gets implemented in various ways. But Aside from that, I found what the guy said to be funny lol.
Lazio, we Italian Americans do have a different cuisine, but it's not bad. We were poor people living in a strange land with different foods to work with, without a lot of land of our own to raise our sheep, grow this and that. We mostly ate what I call "poor people food" -- lots of pasta and beans. My people were lucky to even get eggs.
+lazios Hey Lazios Your English was great. I watch a lot of cooking videos from Italy and am always amazed at how they can throw rather simple ingredients together and make something that comes out soo tasty.
Wishing you the best
This is one of the finest travelling videos i've ever seen. It makes you delve into the rich heritage,the incredible history and the the fascinating era of the past. Besides describing the grrat heritage of this region , the two gentleman convey to us the fabulous wonders of the regions in such a lovely way and it makes us develop the sense of being there. I wish to visit this incredible land, a wordly heaven, what we presently say 'Italy'.
+Foc4ccin4 ?? I don't quite understand. Are you asking if other countries do not also have violent histories? If so, then yes there are lots of countries with violent pasts. I guess pretty much ever country has a violent past. But I wasn't making the point that Italy's was necessarily more violent....Although..lol.
The woman who makes the pasta used De Cecco flour, which is an industrialized flour that you can find in most of the big shop in Europe...
That's very Italian, they can say that it's very very good when it is ill-prepared.
+MrAnt422 It's one of the best brands of flour and pasta. It's expensive and there is a reason, high quality. A common way to see if pasta (for example) is good is the cooking time and texture, the longer the better, meaning it has more harder wheat (grano duro). Of the commercial brands it is the best in most Italian minds.
Love that they had an Italian Chef and an Italian Art Historian teaming up to look at food and art. Food and art are absolute gifts to the world, and I enjoy studying both Love how the Art Historian talked about his mother taking him to ten of the churches, and the two of them making scrapbooks of all the postcards, and how that was his first history lesson. So touching! :)
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