Program 544a: Bulgarian Feast; Gascony Gastronomy; Italian Olive Oil
Release Date: 11-21-2020
Find out how living in the crosshairs of cultural battlelines in the Balkans has made Bulgaria one of Europe's most interesting places to eat. Food writer David McAninch reveals what makes the food traditions of Gascony different from the rest of France. And tour guides from southern Italy tell us what Italians expect in a good olive oil.
- Bulgarian tour guide Stefan Bozadzhiev
- Travel and food writer David McAninch, author of "Duck Season" (Harper Collins)
- Italy-based tour guides Ann Long from Sorrento and Alfio diMauro from Sicily
- Stefan Bozadzhiev blogs about Bulgaria travel on Facebook, and offers tours of Bulgaria through Lyuba Tours, based in Sofia.
- David McAninch is features editor at Chicago magazine. He's written feature travel articles for the New York Times about living in Gascony and road tripping in rural France in a classic Citroen automobile. He wrote "Duck Season" about his family's experience living in the Gers region of Gascony.
- An explanation of the DOP designation on food products sold in Italy.
More with Alfio DiMauro - Rick asks Sicilian tour guide Alfio DiMauro about the variety of olives you can find for sale in southern Italy. (runs 1:53)