|University of Bologna, (photo wikipedia)|
This first time I saw it was also the very first episode I guess. They began in Bologna, la Dotta, la Grassa,la Rossa. They visit shops, art institutions and the oldest university in the world. I was not aware this was the oldest Uni in the world, but it is great to get some information. I like that kind of TV - and I always love to see something from sunny Italy. I can almost feel the sun is shining when I see this golden light in Bologna and the district, but then I look out my window and see reality: a dark and grey winter's day. .
I like those two guys, with their mix of English and Italian talk, they are so enthusiastic about things. They suit well together and I'm looking forward to the next shows.
I wonder what car they drive. Seem to be Graham-Dixons car He told he is a fan of great cars. They visited the Ferrari Museum in Modena. Great architecture by the Czech Jan Kaplický
An Italian lady made pasta in a beautiful Italian room which was actually a shop where you could buy pasta. In the Bologna way. Not with durum flour, but with light flour. I have sometimes made pasta in that way (Fettucine) and it tastes heavenly, much much better than the pasta you buy in the supermarket. Maybe I should make some pasta this week. Although this one is very rich. Lots of calories - la Grassa.
And there was much more about good food in the region : like Balsamico and Parma ham etc.
|Palazzo Diamanti, Ferrara (photo Google Earth )|
There is a funny, charming scene where Giorgio Locatelli views an original copy of the first cook book of Italy at the old Palatino Library in Parma. And there is a beautiful look at Corregio's fresco in the dome of Parma Cathedral.
The information is perfetto , all in good humour and with lots of charm.
Good TV- experience. I'm looking forward to the next.