risotto

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Vercelli, Italy

 

The home of Italy’s lush risotto rice, Vercelli lies in the Piedmont region of northern Italy, nestled between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking pays a visit to bearded brothers Christian and Manuel Costardi, chefs who have perfected their risotto craft all the way down to the rice grain at their restaurant Cinzia da Christian and Manuel. Host Pete Evans takes a trip to the risotto farm with Christian and Manuel to see how the local rice is sourced from hand-flooded fields. Then, the group gets up close with another Piedmont product: hazelnuts. Back at the Costardis’ restaurant, which has been part of their family’s hotel for decades, the feast showcases Christian’s classic tomato risotto and Manuel’s delicate hazelnut ice cream.

 

 

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING
Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING: Fruit and Spice Park

 

This series combines flavorful ingredients, top chefs and beautiful locations for the ultimate dining experience. In the third season of the Emmy-nominated series, Australian Chef Pete Evans goes coast-to-coast, and across the sea, traveling to Nashville, Louisville, Miami, San Antonio, Hawaii and other US locations to meet the best chefs in each area and cook a delicious meal that incorporates local and seasonal ingredients.

 

Miami 1 – Fruit and Spice Park
Pete visits Miami and meets up with three fabulous chefs: Michelle Bernstein, Lindsay Autry and Cindy Hudson. The three travel to Paradise Farms to pick-up banana leaves and other fresh veggies for the night’s feast. Then they’re off to the Fruit & Spice Park, a 37-acre botanical garden with exotic fruits and produce where the chefs pick fresh jackfruit and canistel in the gardens and prepare this farm-fresh feast. The menu features grilled snapper in banana leaf with charred okra and tomato stew; farro risotto with squash blossoms and creamy pesto; toasted curried jackfruit pilau with salted cashews; maduros and fresh coconut cream; and canistel islas flotantes for dessert.