Napa, CA – The Culinary Institute of America is now streaming the latest edition of its World Culinary Arts Video Series—featuring the cuisine of Portugal—at www.ciaprochef.com/WCA. World Culinary Arts: Portugal is the 16th installment of the World Culinary Arts series.
The documentary explores the internationally-celebrated restaurants, markets, and kitchens of Lisbon and Porto. Join us on this culinary tour of Portugal, from Porto’s rocky coast where we sample the region’s bounty of seafood at Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, to Marisqueira Cervejaria Ramiro, Lisbon’s famous seafood eatery where we sample barnacles, shrimp, prawns, and spider crab.
The program explores how Chef George Mendes of Michelin-starred restaurant, Aldea in New York City has brought Portuguese traditions to his menu. We also visit butcher Rodrigo Duarte as he shows us how to make traditional Portuguese chorizo at his shop Caseiro e Bom, in Newark, NJ.
Corporate Executive Chef at Unilever Food Solutions, Einav Gefen, co-hosts the series with an array of culinary experts. “Portugal is an undiscovered culinary gem that deserves much greater appreciation,” said Gefen. “I love the emphasis on and respect for fresh, local ingredients and the delicate combination of land and sea we tasted in every dish,” she said. I encourage people to learn more about the biodiversity of their own local seafood, and broaden the repertoire of their seafood menus.”
Winner of two James Beard Awards, the CIA’s World Culinary Arts program explores the best in food and cooking around the world. The documentary series focuses on a given country or region and examines its flavors, iconic recipes, produce, specialty ingredients, markets, street food, and most celebrated restaurants. Introduced in 2004, this digital media initiative is an outgrowth of the entire family of world flavor programs from the CIA, including the college’s flagship Worlds of Flavors International Conference and Festival. From China, Mexico City, and Indonesia to Peru, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Scandinavia, viewers can explore the
cuisines of more than 20 countries and regions around the world at www.ciaprochef.com/WCA.
The World Culinary Arts program is made possible by support and partnership of Unilever Food Solutions.
Photo 1: World Culinary Arts: Portugal is the 16th installment of the World Culinary Arts documentary series, that explores the internationally-celebrated restaurants, markets, and kitchens of Lisbon and Porto. (Photo credit: John Barkley/CIA)
Photo 2: Michelin-starred Feitoria Restaurant in Lisbon, Portugal, specializes in seafood dishes that celebrate local and traditional Portuguese flavors and ingredients. (Photo credit: John Barkley/CIA)
Photo 3: Opened in 1956, Marisqueira Cervejaria Ramiro is a Lisbon institution known for serving some of the city’s best seafood. (Photo credit: John Barkley/CIA)
Photo 4: Quinta do Arneiro Farm and Restaurant in Azueira, Portugal, features a menu of all organic produce grown onsite at the farm. (Photo credit: John Barkley/CIA)
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About The Culinary Institute of America:
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
About Unilever Food Solutions
We are proud to be part of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of fast moving consumer goods, with sales in over 190 different countries. As the dedicated foodservice business of Unilever, we lead the industry in providing innovative and high quality professional food ingredients and value adding services created by 300 professional chefs, covering 50 cuisines, in 200 million dishes a day. We provide products and services created by chefs for chefs and aim to do this in a sustainable way. For more information, please visit https://www.ufs.com.
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