Program 433a: Food Regions of Spain; Carnival in Venice and Rhineland; Alt for Norge
Release Date: 02-25-2017
We'll hear about the local delicacies found on the various tapa menus across Spain. Then we'll learn more about the centuries-long traditions behind Carnival celebrations in Venice and Cologne, the scene of some of Europe's biggest wintertime parties. Plus we'll listen in on the Norwegian TV show that's helped many Americans discover their old-country ancestry.
- Javier Menor de las Casas, tour guide based in Madrid
- Nygil Murrell, tour guide based in Madrid
- Stacy Gibboni, tour guide based in Venice
- Fabian Rueger, German historian and tour guide
- Thor Oreld, producer of the Alt for Norge TV show in Norway
- Beth Butala, contestant on Alt for Norge from Minneapolis
- Nygil Murrell provides custom tours for Madrid Tours and Tastings.
- A short interview with Javier Menor from the Rick Steves' tour department.
- The Serious Eats website details what makes Iberico ham from Spain special.
- There are several types of sherry from Jerez.
- Restaurante Botin in Madrid is said to be the oldest restaurant in the world.
- The official Venice Carnivale website includes some event details in English.
- Stacy Gibboni's artwork in Venice is featured on the Insightful Travel and Tours website.
- Stacy Gibboni's husband operates the Bentigodi di Chef Domenico restaurant in Venice.
- Trip Advisor participants rate the fritelli pastries you can find in Venice.
- A collection of Venetian Senator Giorgio Baffo's 17th century erotic poetry sold for a princely sum recently. His Wikipedia entry, however, is remarkably terse.
- Information on this year's Carnival festivities in Cologne.
- The "Alt For Norge" website is in Norwegian, and is produced by TV Norge, part of the Discovery Networks Norway.
- Beth Butala made an audition video to be a contestant of "Alt For Norge."
- You can now look up ship records of ancestors who arrived in America at Ellis Island in the 19th to mid-20th centuries.