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On The Road with Vic Rallo: Italy! Previous Broadcasts

Chianti (Episode #104H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 11, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

Vic visits an organic poultry farm in Gaiole, a village in the hills of Chianti and discovers traditional treasures at Badia a Coltibuono, an 11th century abbey now home to a winery and cooking school. At the Lorenza de Medici cooking school, de Midici's daughters, chefs Benedetta and Emanuela, teach Vic easy ways to prepare fresh ingredients, and discuss the region's unique cheese and salume. Tony Verdoni offers a lesson on the folklore of Chianti classico. Recipes include duck ragu and pesto made the old-fashioned way with mortar and pestle.

Montepulciano (Episode #103H)

KQED Plus: Sat, Nov 4, 2017 -- 2:30 PM

In this episode of "On the Road with Vic Rallo," he tours the medieval walled city of Montepulciano in Tuscany. Vic cooks on an ancient rotisserie designed by Leonardo da Vinci. This is a sight to be seen! Your mouth will water while the game and poultry roast with fresh herbs and olive oil. Afterwards, Vic visits Avignonesi, where he speaks with the owner, Virginie Saverys, and the oenologist to discuss not only the great Tuscan grape varietal, sangiovese, but also their progressive organic and biodynamic farming and winemaking techniques in Montepulciano. Tony Verdoni then shares his own wine tips on the region.

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