I honestly didn't know Rick Stein before a call I got on November 2015. Elizabeth from Denhams TV told me that BBC was planning to film an episode of "Rick Stein's Long Weekend" in Bologna. They needed someone that helped Rick Stein to find the most traditional food of the city, its legends and the best places to find it. So we created a teamwork in collaboration with Alice and Sara of Emilia Romagna Tourism Office to share our knowledge with BBC crew.
The filming happened in a rainy week of March 2016, we made a really hard work to make it happen. Curious to see some behind the scenes?
At Mercato delle Erbe, one of the best food markets in Bologna
Cristina preparing Tiramisù coffee. Meet and learn with her during our Bologna coffee course
With all the crew and my friend Enrica of Sale Profumato at Osteria del Sole, a must of our food tours in Bologna
Mattia Cavallari shows Rick how to prepare Crema al limone gelato
Rick drinks one of the best coffee in Bologna while the crew prepares the set.
Rick and his new friends, the masters of pasta fresca
If you'd like to follow Rick's steps in Bologna and meet most of the people of his recommended places, watch the full episode on BBC and book now our Rick's approved food tours :)