Ben Hedges is in the studio with June Chen, a traditional Chinese Guzheng instrumentalist and Margaret Trey talks to some of New York’s top chefs about NTD’s upcoming Chinese Culinary Competition in NYC’s Times Square.
Video Rating: 5 / 5
Come along to Northern Italy and explore two of the region’s most prized possessions: Speck Alto-Adige and Asiago. Speck Alto-Adige, a cured ham produced only in the Alto-Adige region of Italy, dates back thousands of years. From the family farmhouse to the modern factory, you’ll see how Speck Alto-Adige is made and consumed, and learn of its enduring role in the history and culture of the region. Not far away, in the pre-Alps, we’ll visit the home of another Italian classic-Asiago cheese. Learn how this cheese was created centuries ago, and how quality cheesemakers continue the tradition today.
www.culturediscovery.com – A video highlighting the 2008 DiscoverSoriano season of cooking classes and tours through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, Italy, based in Soriano nel Cimino. 7 months, 17 tours, 56 cooking classes, 144 guests and over 35000 miles full of wonderful memories and friendships! — – — DiscoverSoriano, operates cooking, culinary and wine tours from Soriano nel Cimino Italy, which is a beautiful medieval village that sits right between Rome, Tuscany and Umbria.
www.culturediscovery.com – “Imagine” – A video Montage featuring highlights from Culture Discovery Vacations’ 2009 season (and a little from 2008) of tuscany cooking vacations and classes, tours through tuscan villages and umbria countryside, tuscany wine tours, and much more from our home…
Video Rating: 5 / 5
Day 2 (February 22, 2008) of our San Francisco adventure began more promisingly: bright sunshine greeted us as we made our way by public bus to Washington Square, the heart of San Francisco’s Italian North Beach neighbourhood. We set off to meet Tom Medin, who runs Local Tastes of the City Tours, who was going to take us around this neighbourhood and introduce us to all sorts of interesting culinary treats. Tom explained that San Francisco is a city for foodies – high quality fresh food plays an enormously important role in the locals’ lives. Shopping habits are very similar to the old European ways: people go shopping on foot in their local neighbourhoods and visit all sorts of specialty stores such as bakeries, pastry shops, vegetable stores, delicatessens, butcher shops and many more. Food is bought fresh almost every day, and a home-cooked leisurely dinner is an important part of the social agenda. Cafés and coffee houses also thrive here. Our first stop was Caffe Roma where owner Toni Azzolini explained to us the coffee roasting process and had us taste some of his famous capuccino. Coffee is roasted freshly on site and their most popular blend includes four different coffee varieties from different countries, all purchased from small-scale farmers who don’t use pesticides or fertilizer. We then went to XOX Truffles where we saw the truffle-making process in action. The owner Jean-Marc Gorce graciously equipped us with a little paper bag full of some these French …
Video Rating: 3 / 5
Andy goes on a boat ride, to the Giants game and covers the Gay Pride Parade
Video Rating: 4 / 5