The obvious and certainly the least creative, but, most universal answer would be Italy.
We all know TUSCANY is beautiful, romantic and universally the ‘Favorite’ for tourists who visit Europe.
What we don’t really realize is the amazing Gastronomic impact the Province has had on the world.
Recently, I attended a ‘Uniquely Tuscan’ luncheon that focused on the Gastronomic Treasures of the Province, from Etruscan Times to the Present.
Host Pier Paolo Celeste, Executive Director of the Italian Trade Commission for the U.S. made a wonderful welcoming speech that highlights what Tuscany is all about—art, history, culture, exceptional beauty and specifically, specialty food products, which he considers are really the ‘Heart of Tuscany’.
Renowned author of ‘Italy for the Gourmet Traveler’, Fred Plotkin and Il Ristorante Rosi host Chef Cesare Casella guided the esteemed guests through this special ‘Tuscan Table Experience’.
My palate felt like it started with non-fat milk and ended with heavy cream—all flavors that we desire.
Butcher’s Pasta with Aged Pecorino Toscano
Budino di Miele con Gelato di Fior di Latte
From my numerous Italian journeys and my hundreds of food samples from Italy, I have to admit that Tuscany, for its wine and food, is the true leader for Italian food and wine.
For any inquiries into the World of Tuscan Food and products, feel free to contact Vincenza Kelly at the Italian Trade Commission in New York.