COLUMBIA, Missouri — The MU food writers are hitting the trail for Florence and Siena, Italy. I am excited to say that seven journalists–Chole Castelberry, Breckyn Crocker, Molly Curry, Christine Jackson, Elizabeth Johnson, Claire Lardizabal and Faith Vickery–are joining my class this summer.
We’ll give repeated and detailed attention to balsamic. To prosciutto. To pasta. Ditto, Parmesan. We will study intently the intricacies of panna cotta. It’s going to be a happy journey in food. One that will make you want to cook, or merely eat like a world citizen. Farm production, to food logistics and flavor. History, culture, and everything in between with evidence on the plate. I hope you’ll explore the region and our food stories as we launch this year’s series.
We arrived in Florence May 18 and began the blog series, Penne for Your Thoughts. Check out and follow our coverage at http://www.mufoodwriters.wordpress.com!
–Nina Furstenau, Instructor