NPR’s food blog The Salt reports on an amazing event that took place last night in Italy, for the love of Parmigiano-Reggiano:
In Italy tonight, everyone’s having the same thing for dinner, and there’s no doubt that it’s going to smell terrific.
Forbes magazine food and travel writer Larry Olmsted tells NPR’s Jacki Lyden that it’s Parmigiano-Reggiano night in Italy. It’s all about the cheese — and not that stuff you buy in the green plastic canister — but the real stuff, made in the country’s world-famous Emilia-Romagna region, in the city of Parma.
Using social media and other methods to spread the word, Parmigiano-Reggiano promoters are “trying to get people all throughout Italy to eat the same meal at the same time, sort of a virtual, national sit-down dinner in people’s own homes, and to a lesser extent, restaurants,” says Olmsted. They’re calling it the biggest Italian dinner in history.
Watch the video below to see acclaimed 3-Star Chef Massimo Bottura of Osteria Francescana talk about the event and the dishes that he prepared for it.
Check out the full story over at The Salt, where you can also stream the original radio segment.