Oh, sweet Mecca. What on earth could be more appealing to a gourmand than the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG) in Italy? In a word: nothing. Join me on a tour of the one place on this planet that tugs at my heart strings (and brain cells) like no other as we take a journey through Italyâ€™s history and gastronomy.
Begun as an estate many moons ago, UNISGâ€™s Pollenzo campus is a tribute to food, wine and artisanal production with Jonathan, a second-year student whose knowledge and enthusiasm made our tour delightful despite the cloudy weather.
In Part I weâ€™ll tour the campus and learn its history, then Part II will take us through UNISGâ€™s Wine Bank, which is fulfilling Italyâ€™s mission to showcase and preserve its best winemakers and their precious juices.
(P.S. Our CPN colleague Don Genova of All You Can Eat is spending a year at the Parma campus, so check out his show for highlights from his trip. And yes, Iâ€™m insanely jealous.)
Music: Beau Hall (http://www.beaurocks.com/)
Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork (http://www.gildedfork.com/)