This week we're re-visiting our show recorded in Lynne's beloved Emilia-Romagna. This is the region of Italy that Italians consider their culinary jewel, the land of prosciutto and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Lynne starts our tour in a classic salumeria
in Parma; then we get lessons in espresso from a barista in Bologna; we visit the mysterious Comacchio region, where they have been fishing for eel since the time of the Romans; we look at the disappearance of homemade pasta throughout Italy; and we meet a woman determined to keep the craft alive. Later, we visit the renowned Trattoria la Buca, a country restaurant where the family has been cooking for three centuries, and visit Busseto, a city where the locals still set a place for their most famous resident, Verdi. [Broadcast Date: April 4, 2008]
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