FP36: The University of Gastronomic Sciences

16 Jan 2007, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in farm, podcast, travel

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 Italy’s history and gastronomy.

Begun as an estate many moons ago, UNISG’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 we’ll tour the campus and learn its history, then Part II will take us through UNISG’s Wine Bank, which is fulfilling Italy’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, I’m insanely jealous.)

Music: Beau Hall (

Food Philosophy is a production of The Gilded Fork (