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Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Enrica Rocca's Venice

10/14/2009

Enrica Rocca’s Venice Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth VODCAST ONLY


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Series
Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth
Program
Enrica Rocca's Venice
Program Number

104VODCAST

Series Description

“There’s no better way to experience a culture than to stand at the stove with a wonderful cook.” –Ruth Reichl

Want to guarantee you eat well on your next trip? Then book a cooking vacation. That’s exactly what Gourmet Editor in Chief Ruth Reichl did for this 10-episode culinary journey. In Gourmet’s Adventures with Ruth, she uncovers the best cooking schools on five continents and brings along a host of her foodie and actor friends to sharpen their skills. Ruth came back with a suitcase of recipes and a new understanding of what it means to cook in another culture—and so will you.

For the series premiere, Ruth and actress Frances McDormand travel to Blackberry Farm, a Tennessee idyll where fly-fishing, beekeeping, and sophisticated Southern recipes are all on the menu. In other episodes, Ruth is whisked away to Marrakech, Morocco, for lessons on couscous and tagines, with Lorraine Bracco and to Bath, England, for secrets of homemade bread with Dianne Wiest. Plus, she fishes Seattle with Tom Skerritt and explores New York City’s Indian community with Jeffrey Wright.

Ruth Reichl joined Gourmet as Editor in Chief in April 1999. She came to the magazine from The New York Times, where she had been the restaurant critic since 1993. Before that she was the restaurant critic of the Los Angeles Times, where she was also named food editor. Her books include the critically acclaimed, best-selling memoirs Tender at the Bone, Comfort Me With Apples, and Garlic and Sapphires. Series release date: 10/17/2009

Program Description

“No matter how many times you come to Venice, you don’t really get any sense of what it’s like to live here. This time, I’m going home knowing what it means to be Venetian.” —Ruth Reichl

Location: Venice, Italy School: Enrica Rocca Cooking School

Jump into a gondola with Ruth and Academy-Award winning actress Dianne Wiest as they learn how to cook and eat like true Venetians from Enrica Rocca, an Italian countess. Rocca leads them through the Rialto market, where they get to shop with the locals, then bring back their finds to the Rocca family’s 16th century palazzo for cooking lessons in high Venetian style. But it’s not all work; the curriculum also calls for a traditional Venetian Prosecco spritz break at 11 a.m. and a chocolate-tasting adventure.

RECIPES Grilled Calamari Seafood Linguine with Shrimp, Mussels, and Calamari Shrimp Risotto with Mushrooms Roast Duck Stuffed with Pork and Ginger Tiramisu Pan-Fried Bell Peppers Pork Spare Ribs

SEPPIOLINE ALLA GRIGLIA GRILLED BABY CUTTLEFISH SEA FOOD LINGINUE WITH PRAWNS, CALAMARI AND MUSSLES RISOTTO WITH LANGOUSTINES AND PORCINI MUSHROOMS WHOLE BAKED FISH TIRAMISU

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Documentary
Topics
Travel
Cooking
Citation
Chicago: “Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Enrica Rocca's Venice,” 10/14/2009, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_33BB1A828E054622A6283B9EDBB82A9D.
MLA: “Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Enrica Rocca's Venice.” 10/14/2009. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_33BB1A828E054622A6283B9EDBB82A9D>.
APA: Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth; Enrica Rocca's Venice. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_33BB1A828E054622A6283B9EDBB82A9D
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