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Now you can watch episodes from The Italian Cooking & Living TV Show whenever you get the craving! Hosted by editor-in-chief of Italian Cooking & Living Magazine, Paolo Villoresi, these classic episodes take viewers on a personal tour through Italy in search of the nation's best finds and flavors. Each half-hour DVD explores the history, art, sights, and specialty cuisine of various destinations around the country, and includes a booklet with 2 or more recipes featured in that particular show.
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Le Marche - Flavors of Land & Sea
Visit Italy's most important Adriatic port, fish for the best seafood at local markets, learn how the finest spumante vintages are made, and preview Ancona's prestigious theater with the mayor of the city himself.
First stop: Ancona, Italy's most important Adriatic port. Visit the
port, a fish auction and the best local restaurants.
At La Moretta Restaurant, which dates from 1897, Mr. Corrado BilÚ,
executive chef and owner, presents a traditional stockfish soup,
Visit vineyards in Monte Conero, where workers pick Montepulciano
grapes from the vine used to make a round, red Conero wine.
Get a sneak preview of the Teatro delle Muse, which is set to reopen
for the first time in 60 years. The mayor of Ancona, Fabio Sturani,
accompanies Paolo on the tour.
Stop in at the local fish market, where individual fishing boats
auction off their catch-live shrimp, scampi, prawns and the local specialty,
St. Peter's fish.
Stroll through a cooperative Moncaro vineyard where Verdicchio grapes are cultivated.
Chef Beatrice of Torcoletto Restaurant prepares Brodetto Marchigiano,
an intense Marches-style seafood stew. Watch the video clip
Finally, learn how spumante wine is made in Cupramontana by Colonnara.
Watch workers prep the bottles the traditional way: by turning, freezing
and re-filling them. Finish the visit off watching locals dance the "Santarello."