Program 338a: Tastes of Italy, Paris, and Basque Country
Release Date: 05-21-2016
Guides from Paris and the Spanish Basque Country share recommendations for enjoying their local cuisine, and food writer Fred Plotkin helps us appreciate the culinary traditions of Italy, where every bite can be a celebration.
- Fred Plotkin's "Italy for the Gourmet Traveler" is published by Kyle Books. He's also the author of "Opera 101."
- The Guardian lists many of its articles on food and travel in the Bologna region of Italy.
- Mary Bouron’s blog archives are called "How To Marry A Frenchman."
- Mary Bouron recommends the English-language online Paris food guide called Paris by Mouth, and the French language guide called lefooding.com . Paris By Mouth also has an arrondissement-by-arrondissement listing of top-ranked neighborhood bakeries.
- A guide to shopping hours in France.
- USA Today updates the scene for eating at food trucks in Paris.
- Yelp has a list, and user reviews, of many of Paris' food trucks.
- Agustín Ciriza leads Basque Country and adventure sports tours from his base in San Sebastian, Spain.
- Francisco Glaria lives in Pamplona, and guides with Novoturs in Spain's Navarra region.
- Rick summarizes the highlights of Basque Country in Spain and France.
- Gastronomic clubs in San Sebastian are only open to the public by invitation, except when they open to all once a year on San Sebastian Day (January 20).
More with Fred Plotkin - Caller Brad from Virginia tells Rick and Fred Plotkin about visiting a beautiful villa built by Palladio in rural Italy, and the wonderful pasta he had there. Fred also defines his pursuit of "pleasure activism" for Rick, with an example from a recent savory trip to The Netherlands. (runs 4:13)
More with Mary Bouron - Mary Bouron explains some of the etiquette for shopping at supermarkets in Paris. (runs 1:44)