Food and Drink
Fred Plotkin, self-styled pleasure activist and Renaissance Man, has written six renowned books on Italian cuisine (including the classics Recipes from Paradise: Life and Food on the Italian Riviera; The Authentic Pasta Book; La Terra Fortunata: The Splendid Food and Wine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The fifth edition of his Italy for the Gourmet Traveller was published in June 2010 by Kyle Books. It is the most complete book for visitors to Italy who are interested in that country’s peerless food and wine heritage. He has written and been interviewed about wine and gastronomy in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Gastronomica, Gourmet, Wine Enthusiast, and other leading publications. His book, Opera 101: A Complete Guide to Learning and Loving Opera is the best-selling standard text in America on the art form.
This session forms part of a series by Oxford Gastronmica, Oxford Brookes University’s centre for food and cultural studies.