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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.
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.
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).
Popping The Cork
Yeast in sparkling wines; Michelin star Chef Christina DiRenaudi's Plin recipe; Pomodoro sauce; Chicken Valdarnese.
The Best Ingredients
A visit to Barolo Grand Cru vineyards; Michelin star Chef Stefano Cervelli's Shrimp recipe; the Cheese Taster; Bagna Cauda recipe.
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.
A Few Basics
The King of Sardines; Lambrusco's Second Act; Sicilian sweets; wine traditions at the ancient Abbey at Novacella.
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.
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.
Off The Hook
Vic visits a fish cannery and prepares sardines; the Cheese Taster; deMedici cookie recipe; Pappa Al Pomodoro (bread and tomato soup).
Vic visits world bicycling legend and winemaker Francesco Moser; Chef Francesco Bracali's Tuscan Pork; ancient food writers; vineyard micro-ownership.
Rice Is Nice
Italy's unsung rice varieties; versatile Mascarapone cheese; Braised Beef, vineyard style; Italy's young winemakers.
Bagna Cauda - Piemonte's Party Dish; a wine family close-up; wine hotel; Chef Giovanni Bonavita's Chicken Valdanese, a local classic.