academia barilla  August 2007

Italian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Video Tasting Session with Italian Culinary Specialist Mario Rizzotti

Do you remember when we blogged about Academia Barilla featured in a [...]

Do you remember when we blogged about Academia Barilla featured in a documentary about the Italian-American history and culture in Chicago?

Academia Barilla Italian Culinary Specialist Mario Rizzotti, who makes several appearances in the documentary produced by Modio Media, sent us some video clips of the documentary, kindly provided by our Modio Media friends.

Modio Media DVDThe documentary, “And they came to Chicago: the Italian-American Legacy“, is narrated by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna, and also features Barilla and Academia Barilla when talking about the impact of Italian food in the US culture in the last 150 years, and particularly in the Chicago Area.

In this video clip from the documentary Mario Rizzotti takes a break from a cooking session to quickly give away the fundamental tips on how to taste Italian extra-virgin olive oil, a topic we covered on the blog too, but sure a virtual tasting session with Mario is way superior to a simple blog post. Enjoy the virtual tasting session!


We will be back soon with more video clips from the documentary, and more Italian culinary and gourmet tips from Mario, as well as video recipes – stay tuned!

If you want to know more about the documentary, please visit – they also have a link where you can order online a copy of the documentary on DVD!

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