A Gourmet Lovers Guide to Italy by Francine Segan - 92Y, New York

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A Gourmet Lovers Guide to Italy

Francine Segan
This program is taking place remotely. If you have signed up, you will receive an email with details of how to access the program.
You will have exclusive access to view it at the scheduled time, or any time afterwards.
This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered for the class, you will receive an email with details of how to access it.

Take a virtual tour of Italy’s most beloved culinary contributions: savory, sweet, and poured!

This series of lectures by food historian Francine Segan will take a deep dive into the unique and inspiring food and drink that make the country of Italy such a wine and food lover’s dream. Learn about the regions, ingredients, and language of this magical country.

Mon, Apr 6: Italy’s Cheeses

Italy is one of the word’s more renowned cheese producers, with well over 300 unique types. Enjoy virtual tours of how cheeses, like Emilia-Romagna’s famed Parmigiano-Reggiano are made. Discover the stories behind Italy’s sheep milk pecorinos, tangy goat milk caprino cheeses, water buffalo mozzarella, and burrata. Learn how cook with authentic Italian cheese and how to create the perfect Italian cheese course. This class is taking place remotely. If you have registered for the class, you will receive an email with details of how to access it.

In case you’d like to create a tasting plate of 3 to 4 cheeses to enjoy during the presentation, among the many delicious ones we’ll be discussing are:

  • Pecorino, sheep’s milk cheese
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano & Grana Padano, aged cheeses
  • Gorgonzola
  • Ricotta
  • Mozzarella & Burrata
  • Ricotta
  • Mascarpone
  • Taleggio
Tue, May 12: Italy’s Coffee Culture

Taste different coffees and coffee drinks as you learn about their origins, how to make a perfect cup of brew, how to cook with coffee, and the history and traditions around espresso in this sure-to-be-lively class.

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.