Posted by: lisetta | May 16, 2010

Home Cooking Revisited

My work life has spun out of control. I am in serious need of a soggiorno italiano. Thought I’d nerd out and learn more about the Home Cooking organization I mentioned a bit ago, and stumbled upon an episode of the PBS show Goutmet’s Diary of a Foodie. So what if I’m not cooking, eating or travelling right now? Here’s the next best thing. Click the link for 30 minutes of fun in Italy.

Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie: Italy – Home Cooking

Italy has long been one of the world’s top food destinations. These days, a growing number of visitors are choosing to experience the hospitality and tastes of Italy by dining with locals in private residences. Journey with us from the urban, fast-paced sprawl of Rome to the sleepy, picturesque villages of the countryside, and see how hungry travelers are treated to the authentic, delicious and fulfilling tastes of traditional Italian homes.

Description of the series from Hulu (where the video will stream more reliably):

What is the “slow food” approach to cooking and why is it so popular among Australian foodies? Which chefs around the world use the science of deliciousness-or molecular gastronomy-to create cutting-edge dishes? How does China balance the ancient culinary methods that have shaped its culture and the modern techniques demanded by its burgeoning middle class? “Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie” answers all of these questions and more in delicious, half-hour episodes that look at the world food first. Produced by WGBH and Zero Point Zero Productions in association with Gourmet magazine and Discovery Networks International, and exclusively sponsored by TIAA-CREF, the show travels to the world’s must-see food destinations-Italy, Brazil, Peru, China, Australia, and the United States, to name a few-unearthing a feast of fabulous food trends, exotic ingredients, and in-the-know food players. From artisans struggling to save the ancient craft of knife making in Japan, to a hidden organic garden run by monks in central Rome, each episode offers an up-close look at the people, places, ingredients, and dishes that fuel our love affair with food.



  1. Thanks for the tip! I can’t wait to carve out a little screen time to watch. The videos sound very enticing.

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