Eat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo
Informative and entertaining, this series highlights Italy's top food and wine personalities, customs, trends, history and more. Host Vic Rallo, an Italian food and wine expert and restaurateur, visits both the simple kitchens of octogenarian food legends and the culinary laboratories of Michelin-starred chefs, uncovers ancient herbs, and explores Napoleon's hidden "wine" tunnels.With a dynamic personality and a passion for his life's work, Rallo goes in search of the people and places that best represent the spirit of Italian food and wine. On occasion, Anthony Verdoni, a champion of quality wines and visionary Italian winemakers, joins Rallo on his adventures.
Eat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo Previous Broadcasts
Popping The Cork (Episode #104H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
Yeast in sparkling wines; Bolito Misto mixed meats stew; superstar winemaker Hans Terzer; the truth about Balsamic vinegars.
Going Deep (Episode #103H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
A walk through Napolean's ancient wine tunnels; terroir - how wine gets its flavor; experimental vineyards produce new superstars; Roasted Cauliflower Salad; Canederli (Tyrolean dumplings).
Art Imitates Food (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
Vic's clean, simple and easy method for frying calamari; Moscato, Italy's "Old New Kid on the Block;" Classic Bean Soup; wine and art.
Close to Home (Episode #101H)
KQED Life: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 4:00 PM
Cheese artistry; in Piedmont, three quick recipes from Mama Maria-Summer: Bagna Cauda, Herb Fritters and Summer Salad; Vic tries organic beekeeping; Branzino (Mediterranean Sea Bass) and Organic Honey; Tuscan Chicken Salad.