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A True Tuscan Experience…

Students in Professor Peter Fischer’s History and Culture of Food class participated in their field trip on Friday to Fattoria San Corzano and Montespertoli in Tuscany. At Fattoria San Corzano students were guided through the wine-making process and then enjoyed a wine and cheese tasting. Fattoria San Corzano produces wine, cheese from sheep’s milk and olive oil. Students then headed to Montespertoli and learned how to cook a typical Tuscan meal from Jacopo Tendi. Students learned some tricks of the trade in the Italian kitchen and also made most of the dishes themselves. They then sat down to enjoy a Tuscan feast which consisted of:

Crostini di melanzane, broccoli, pomodoro, pepperoni
Ravioli fatta in casa ripieno di spinaci e ricotto con burro e salvia
Gnocchi fatta in casa con pomodoro
Pollo ai cacciatore
Patate al forno
Melanzane parmigiana
In photos, Students tour Fattoria San Corzano, Frank Bushell (CU-Boulder tests his strength while making gnocchi, students create the filling for the homemade ravioli.

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