Vic Rallo's Italy

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Vic Rallo’s Italy

Sunday, Nov. 3 Noon to 6 p.m. on WV PBS.2

Your Italian adventure begins now, with chef Vic Rallo! See Italy as you have never seen this beautiful country before. Vic proudly takes you to the regions where our favorite Italian dishes and wines hail from. This food trip will leave you wanting more, and in Italy there’s always more!

Noon – “Close to Home” – 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.

12:30 p.m. – “Art Imitates Food” — 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.

1:00 p.m. –“Going Deep” — A walk through Napoleon’s ancient wine tunnels; terroir – how wine gets its flavor; experimental vineyards produce new superstars; Roasted Cauliflower Salad; Canederli (Tyrolean dumplings).

1:30 p.m. – “Popping the Cork” — Yeast in sparkling wines; Michelin star Chef Christina DiRenaudi’s Plin recipe; Pomodoro sauce; Chicken Valdarnese.

2:00 p.m. – “The Best Ingredients” — A visit to Barolo Grand Cru vineyards; Michelin star Chef Stefano Cervelli’s Shrimp recipe; the Cheese Taster; Bagna Cauda recipe.

2:30 p.m. – “Technique and Quality” — Rice: Italy’s unsung grain; the Barolo Grand Cru Villages; changing of the guard in the Scavino family; Risotto al Gattinara recipe.

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3:00 p.m. – “A Few Basics” — The King of Sardines; Lambrusco’s Second Act; Sicilian sweets; wine traditions at the ancient Abbey at Novacella.

3:30 p.m. – “Put Passion in Your Pantry” –Chef Salvatore Toscano’s Beef; Funghi Bruschetta; “wine couple” Rudy Kerschbaumer and Gabby Tauber; Emilia Nardi’s unique approach to wine making in Montalcino.

4:00 p.m. – “Gold in Them Hills” — White truffle hunt; Truffles and Eggs; Plin (ancient stuffed pasta); wine maker Giovanni Folinari; Chef Stefano Cervelli’s Pasta with Sea Urchins.

4:30 p.m. – “Off the Hook” — Vic visits a fish cannery and prepares sardines; the Cheese Taster; deMedici cookie recipe; Pappa Al Pomodoro (bread and tomato soup).

5:00 p.m. – “Two Passions” — Vic visits world bicycling legend and winemaker Francesco Moser; Chef Francesco Bracali’s Tuscan Pork; ancient food writers; vineyard micro-ownership.

5:30 p.m. — “Rice is Nice” — Italy’s unusual rice varieties; versatile Mascarapone cheese; Braised Beef, vineyard style; Italy’s young winemakers.


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